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Visual Arts Education Licensure

The Visual Arts Education Licensure program is for students wishing to become licensed to teach in P-12 education environments. The licensure option is completed in accordance with the Educator Preparation Program requirements in the School of Education. For more information on licensure, visit

Art Education Requirements

Art Practicum 18ECE505
Practicum for Art Education majors at the Arlitt Child Development Center. Students observe early childhood education practice, create lesson plans, and implement plans under supervision.

Field Experience 23ARTE530, 23ARTE531, 23ARTE532
First-hand experience teaching children and adolescents in public and/or private schools. This course is taught in conjunction with Content II during the winter term.

Art Education Content I 23ARTE710
Introduction to the dynamics of teaching and learning about pluralistic forms and processes of art making. Students examine how learning about objects and artifacts relates to children and adolescents' perception, cognition, and interpretation processes.

Art Education Content II 23ARTE711
Critical and historical inquiry into art; relationship to creating and to philosophical inquiry; multi-cultural approaches; contextual criticism; inquiry skills; questioning techniques; historiography; resources; discussions; motivation; integration of other subjects.

Art Education Content III 23ARTE712
This course focuses on the nature of philosophical inquiry and cross-cultural aesthetics. Students reflect on their own aesthetic beliefs and values and explore methods for introducing aesthetics in educational settings.

Challenging Learner in Society 18SPED600
An introduction to the concepts and issues related to the schooling, learning, and instruction of individuals who experience significant disabilities.

Student Teaching and Seminar 23ARTE541, 23ARTE542
Weekly seminar supports student teaching through sharing of experiences related to art curriculum and instruction, classroom management and student discipline, intra and interpersonal issues with school personal. Visiting speakers and guidance in writing resumes, interviewing for jobs, and preparing paperwork for licensure.

Student Teaching 23 ARTE560, 23ARTE561
Observation, participation, teaching (internship) under supervision of a cooperating classroom teacher (mentor) and university supervisor. Minimum of 18 clock hours actual teaching required for each hour of credit given.

Teaching Art in an Age of Technology 23ARTE600
Explores basic and advanced computer literacy skills applied in teaching art K-12. Students survey current issues in computer technology while learning to use contemporary digital equipment and programs. Students examine Internet resources for art curriculum writing, presentation, and web design.

School of Art Certificates

Critical Visions Certificate

Museum Studies