Art Education - B.A. Download to print
College of the Arts
School of Art
211 Art Building
The Bachelor of Arts in Art Education certifies students for preK-12 Visual Art Licensure. Graduates effectively teach visual art by applying a learner-centered pedagogy to embrace the many dimensions of human intelligence and aesthetic education. Graduates understand child development to successfully engage learners in the complete artistic process of thinking-perceptual, imaginative, formative, expressive, and communicative by combining a range of subject matter, symbols and ideas. They organize and evaluate teaching activities for creating and analyzing works of art and design from contemporary and past cultures. This involves using a variety of media, technology, and community resources, making connections between visual art and other disciplines, as well as assessing the learning outcomes of their students. Graduates are prepared to meet the needs of all students with an understanding of the value of diversity. They create safe and equitable learning environments in which to nurture life-long skills in problem solving, critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, and constructing meaning.
Teachers of self-enrichment education held about 253,600 jobs in 2008. The largest numbers of teachers were employed by public and private educational institutions and providers of social assistance.
General Admissions for New Freshman: Admission Requirements at the Kent Campus: The freshman admission policy at the Kent Campus is selective. Admission decisions are based upon the following: cumulative grade point average, ACT and/or SAT scores, strength of high school college preparatory curriculum and grade trends. The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago. For more information on admissions, visit the admissions website for new freshmen.
Minimum 120 total credit hours, minimum 39 upper-division hours. A 2.750 cumulative GPA and a 2.750 GPA in the major are necessary for admission to advanced study, student teaching and graduation in this program. Minimum C (2.000) grade is required in all courses specified as requirements and in education courses required as part of the minor.
Licensure Requirement (not required for graduation):
Program Learning Outcomes
Active and Collaborative Learning and Teaching:
Creating and Analyzing:
Skills for Life-Long Learning:
Study Abroad/Away Opportunities
Travel to London and Paris
National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)
National Art Education Association Student Chapter; Art History Club; Ceramics Club; Glass Club; Undergraduate Art Club
Students enrolled in the B.A. in art education, must receive a rating of “satisfactory” on selected works exhibited during their portfolio review.
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