This program is for students interested in teaching K-12 art, and having a minor in other areas of study. Certification requires methods and student teaching at both elementary and secondary levels. ARTE 310 - K-8 Art Methods , and ARTE 414 - K-12 Art Methods , are also required. Students majoring in elementary education, who also want a major in art, must complete both the art and elementary education programs. BSEd majors must also complete the professional education coursework in K-12 certification.
All art majors must earn a minimum grade of “C” in all required major courses (including art electives). Those students who earn a “D” (or lower) in a required major course (including art electives) must repeat the course. No art major (BA/BSEd) will graduate if their GPA within the major is lower than a “C” average (2.0).
K-12 education candidates fulfill requirements in general education and take the PRAXIS Core Academic Skills for Educators (CORE) exam in their freshman year; they begin professional education coursework in their junior year. K-12 education candidates must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.70 and a 2.70 GPA in the major. For more information regarding admission requirements and certification policies, see Teacher Education in this catalog.