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Want to use your love of art to teach others? MTSU's quality Art Education program is designed for those seeking to become K-12 public and private school art teachers or those wish to pursue graduate studies. Students engage in a wide range of studio processes, obtain a solid art history foundation, and develop teaching skills. Art Education majors are encouraged to get involved in community art outreach programs and participate in the National Art Education Association student chapter. 

View examples of student work on the Department of Art and Design website


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1st Annual Project Portfolio

1st Annual Project Portfolio: Make Art Work Was a Great Success!

Art Education majors enrolled in Secondary Art Education Methods ART 3220 hosted its first annual Project Portfolio: Make Art Work as part of the Department of Art and Design’s Fall Open House. With the aim of providing the community with a meaningful service, the Art Education majors identified what high school students want and need to know about visual art careers and college success. The event reached high school students, teachers, parents, and MTSU Art Education alumni from nine different high schools and four different counties. Their tremendous efforts resulted in four interactive activities: a Q & A Panel Discussion, Art Advocacy talks, a Creativity Center, and Portfolio Reviews. The panel consisted of 4 pre-service art education majors and 1 recent graduate, Eric Breedlove, who is a first year art teacher. High school and community participants asked excellent questions about how to be successful in college and panelists described how they felt inspired by the conversations that included proud moments and deep care for the work they do. Art Education majors described how successful MTSU art education graduates are in securing employment after graduation. They provided their personal perspectives about teaching’s many rewards as they shared their teaching portfolios and described their practicum experiences that connect them with the community and mentoring teachers. 

Creative techniques allow all to “see” the story

Creative techniques allow all to “see” the story

Elementary through high school students from the Tennessee School for the Blind created “Be Good Beach” for the 46th International Children’s Exhibition of Fine Arts Lidice. Dr. Debrah Sickle-Voigt, MTSU art professor, partnered with Monica Leister, the school’s art educator, in an Art Education practicum during which preservice art teachers taught art production methods and stop motion film techniques. The resulting stop motion film tells the story of a group of good citizens who pick up trash while enjoying a day at the beach. It aligns with the United Nations’ theme of water by showcasing children and adults taking care of the beach environment and living in harmony with ocean life. The students created an original collage backdrop and characters with materials that included tissue paper, sandpaper, foam sheets, and polymer clay. The textured materials helped students physically navigate the artwork and create aesthetic designs. The students recorded their voices cheering “Be Good Beach” and chose the sounds of ocean waves, birds, happy children, and a buzzing airplane. The combined sounds add excitement and assist students who are blind or have visual impairments in understanding the film’s story.


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  • MTSU True Blue Preview: Art Education

    MTSU True Blue Preview: Art Education

 
 
 

The Art Education program provides preparation for teaching at all grade levels for public, private, and charter schools K-12. The degree also offers other options to teach art in avenues such as private lessons, to organizations, or at places like museums or senior citizens centers. Majors also can work in art or art-related fields, as well as study at the graduate level. Possible job opportunities include

  • Advertising designer
  • After-school art program director/educator
  • Art critic/writer
  • Art director
  • Art teacher in K-12 schools
  • Consultant for art supply store or catalog
  • Director/teacher of art education programs at museums
  • Fine artist
  • Guest artist
  • Illustrator for children's books
  • Lifelong learning educator
  • Preschool or daycare educator
  • Private art instructor
  • Retail craft coordinator
  • Teaching assistant
  • Tutor
  • University professor
  • Web designer

Employers of MTSU alumni include

  • Murfreesboro City Schools
  • Rutherford County Schools
  • Williamson County Schools

Programs in the Department of Art and Design lead to the Bachelor of Science (B.S.), the Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.), or the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degrees.

A major in Art Education leads to the B.S. degree. Students majoring in Art Education minor in Secondary Education.

For complete curriculum details, click on the REQUIREMENTS button to the right.

Two concentrations—Art History or Visual Arts—leading to either a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree or Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree are available under an Art major.

The department offers a B.F.A. with a major in Art; students may choose between two concentrations: Studio orGraphic Design.

 

Minors in Art and Art History also are available.

Professional Licensure Disclosure

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Art Education at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. Students in this program may complete the secondary education minor requirements of the MTSU College of Education, which is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and eligible for accreditation by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), to qualify for teacher licensure in the state of Tennessee. Students should be aware that licensure requirements vary from state to state and are subject to change. MTSU has not made a determination whether a specific program will meet all of the requirements of another US state or territory. MTSU recommends that students who plan to seek licensure outside the state of Tennessee contact the appropriate licensing agency and discuss their plans with their advisor. To obtain current information about each state’s and territory’s licensure requirements and any additional regulations, students should consult the US Department of Education’s website for state contacts at https://www2.ed.gov/about/contacts/state/index.html.

Graduates of MTSU teacher education programs certified to teach in Tennessee are eligible for certification reciprocity in many states. Reciprocity is not an automatic or complete transfer of certification, thus individuals should consult the Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) site at https://www.tn.gov/education/licensing.html and the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) site at https://www.nasdtec.net/page/Interstate as well as the US Department of Education state contacts site for information about any additional state requirements.

Art Education, B.S.

Art and Design 
615-898-2455
Debrah Sickler-Voigt, program coordinator
Debrah.Sickler-Voigt@mtsu.edu

The B.S. program in Art Education is designed for those interested in teaching in schools and community settings. All students pursuing a major in Art Education are required to complete the General Education requirements as specified by the department and as required for certification. Students should consult with their advisors each semester in order to plan their schedule of courses.

Students majoring in Art Education may minor in Secondary Education with K-12 licensure or select any minor or additional electives in lieu of the Secondary Education Minor.

Academic Map

Following is a printable, suggested four-year schedule of courses:

Art Education, B.S., Academic Map  

Degree Requirements

General Education41 hours
Major Requirements55 hours*
Secondary Education Minor27 hours
TOTAL120-123 hours
OR Minor (in lieu of Sec. Ed. Minor)15-18 hours
OR Electives (in lieu of Sec. Ed. Minor)6-12 hours
TOTAL120 hours

*This program requires courses that can also fulfill requirements of the General Education curriculum. If courses for this program are also used to fulfill General Education requirements, the program of study may be completed in 120 hours.

NOTE: If Secondary Education minor selected, minor and electives not taken.

General Education (41 hours)

General Education requirements include courses in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.

The following course required by the program meets General Education requirements:

Major Requirements (55 hours)

Major Core (15 hours)

  • ART 1610 - Two-Dimensional Design

    3 credit hours

    The principles and techniques of design and their application to two-dimensional art forms. Six-hour studio course. TBR Common Course: ART 1340

  • ART 1630 - Three-Dimensional Design

    3 credit hours

    Emphasis on elements of design as they operate in the three-dimensional environment. Six-hour studio course. TBR Common Course: ART 1350

  • ART 1650 - Foundations of Digital Art and Design

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: ART 1610 with C or better. Introduces the fundamental language and technology of digital media in visual art and design. 

  • ART 1920 - Survey of Western Art I

    3 credit hours

    Survey of the arts of the Western tradition from the Paleolithic era through the Gothic period.

  • ART 1930 - Survey of Western Art II

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: ART 1920 with C or better. Survey of the arts of the Western tradition from the late Gothic period to the present.

Art Education Concentration (40 hours)

  • ART 1620 - Drawing I  3 credit hours  

    ART 1620 - Drawing I

    3 credit hours

    Develops observational drawing skills and a formal drawing vocabulary; introduces various drawing materials. Six-hour studio course. TBR Common Course: ART 1045

  • ART 1640 - Drawing II  3 credit hours  

    ART 1640 - Drawing II

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ART 1610 and ART 1620 with a minimum grade of C. A continuation of ART 1620 with specific emphasis placed on drawing processes and expression. Six-hour studio course. TBR Common Course: ART 1050

  • ART 1910 - Survey of Non-Western Art

    3 credit hours

    Survey of the non-Western arts of Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Oceania from ancient to modern times.

  • ART 2200 - Introduction to Art Education

    3 credit hours

    Examines the recent history and contemporary theories of art education, with special emphasis on the essential content of discipline-based art education (aesthetics, criticism, history, and production); introduces general curricular concerns, assessment, and advocacy issues.

  • ART 3210 - Elementary Art Education Methods

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: ART 2200 with C or better or permission of instructor. Investigates child development theories and concerns related to children, the elementary school culture, curriculum development and implementation, and teaching and management strategies. Materials and processes appropriate to K-6 art education explored in studio lab. Six-hour studio course.

  • ART 3220 - Secondary Art Education Methods

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: ART 2200 with C or better or permission of instructor. Focuses on the nature of middle and high school students, the secondary school culture, curriculum development and implementation, and teaching and management strategies. Materials and processes appropriate to 7-12 art education explored in studio lab. Six-hour studio course.

  • ART 3230 - Art Education Practicum  3 credit hours  
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    (taken three times for 9 credit hours) 

    ART 3230 - Art Education Practicum

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: ART 2200 with C or better or permission of instructor. Participation in the K-12 art classroom setting with class discussions and readings about the teaching experience. Advanced art curriculum development for the K-12 level. A maximum of 9 credits may be applied to a degree. Six-hour studio course.

  • Upper-division Art History 3 credit hours

Art Electives (10 hours)

Minimum one 2D and one 3D required

Secondary Education Minor (27 hours)

Optional Minor (15-18 hours)

  • Taken if students opt not to pursue licensure

Optional Electives (6-12 hours)

  • Taken if students opt not to pursue licensure

Curriculum: Art Education

Curricular listings include General Education requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.

Freshman Fall

 

  • ENGL 1010 - Expository Writing  3 credit hours  
    (Comm)(Comm)  dotslash:(Comm) title:(Comm) 
    (Comm) 

    ENGL 1010 - Expository Writing

    3 credit hours

    The first General Education English course. Emphasis on learning to adapt composing processes to a variety of expository and analytic writing assignments. Minimum grade of C- required to meet degree requirements.

  • Natural Sciences 4 credit hours
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts 3 credit hours

 

  • ART 1610 - Two-Dimensional Design  3 credit hours  
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    ART 1610 - Two-Dimensional Design

    3 credit hours

    The principles and techniques of design and their application to two-dimensional art forms. Six-hour studio course. TBR Common Course: ART 1340

  • ART 1620 - Drawing I  3 credit hours  

    ART 1620 - Drawing I

    3 credit hours

    Develops observational drawing skills and a formal drawing vocabulary; introduces various drawing materials. Six-hour studio course. TBR Common Course: ART 1045

 

  • ART 1920 - Survey of Western Art I  3 credit hours  
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    * OR 

    ART 1920 - Survey of Western Art I

    3 credit hours

    Survey of the arts of the Western tradition from the Paleolithic era through the Gothic period.

  • ART 2200 - Introduction to Art Education  3 credit hours  
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    (must be taken first year, fall or spring) 

    ART 2200 - Introduction to Art Education

    3 credit hours

    Examines the recent history and contemporary theories of art education, with special emphasis on the essential content of discipline-based art education (aesthetics, criticism, history, and production); introduces general curricular concerns, assessment, and advocacy issues.

Subtotal: 16 Hours

 

Freshman Spring

 

  • ENGL 1020 - Research and Argumentative Writing  3 credit hours  
    (Comm)(Comm)  dotslash:(Comm) title:(Comm) 
    (Comm) 

    ENGL 1020 - Research and Argumentative Writing

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: ENGL 1010. The second General Education English course. Emphasis on analytic and argumentative writing and on locating, organizing, and using library resource materials in the writing. Minimum grade of C- required to meet degree requirements.

  • Natural Sciences 4 credit hours
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences 3 credit hours

 

  • ART 1610 - Two-Dimensional Design  3 credit hours  
    OROR  dotslash:OR title:OR 
    OR 

    ART 1610 - Two-Dimensional Design

    3 credit hours

    The principles and techniques of design and their application to two-dimensional art forms. Six-hour studio course. TBR Common Course: ART 1340

  • ART 1620 - Drawing I  3 credit hours  

    ART 1620 - Drawing I

    3 credit hours

    Develops observational drawing skills and a formal drawing vocabulary; introduces various drawing materials. Six-hour studio course. TBR Common Course: ART 1045

 

  • ART 1920 - Survey of Western Art I  3 credit hours  
    OR* OR  dotslash:* OR title:OR 
    * OR 

    ART 1920 - Survey of Western Art I

    3 credit hours

    Survey of the arts of the Western tradition from the Paleolithic era through the Gothic period.

  • ART 2200 - Introduction to Art Education  3 credit hours  
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    (must be taken first year, fall or spring) 

    ART 2200 - Introduction to Art Education

    3 credit hours

    Examines the recent history and contemporary theories of art education, with special emphasis on the essential content of discipline-based art education (aesthetics, criticism, history, and production); introduces general curricular concerns, assessment, and advocacy issues.

Subtotal: 16 Hours

 

Sophomore Fall

 

  • ENGL 2020 - Themes in Literature and Culture  3 credit hours  
    (Hum/FA) OR(Hum/FA) OR  dotslash:(Hum/FA) OR title:(Hum/FA) OR 
    (Hum/FA) OR 

    ENGL 2020 - Themes in Literature and Culture

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. Traces a specific theme or idea through a number of literary texts that reflect different historical and cultural contexts. Subject will vary.

  • ENGL 2030 - The Experience of Literature  3 credit hours  
    (Hum/FA) OR(Hum/FA) OR  dotslash:(Hum/FA) OR title:(Hum/FA) OR 
    (Hum/FA) OR 

    ENGL 2030 - The Experience of Literature

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. The reading of a variety of literary types which illuminate themes and experiences common to human existence.

  • HUM 2610 - World Literatures  3 credit hours  
    (Hum/FA)(Hum/FA)  dotslash:(Hum/FA) title:(Hum/FA) 
    (Hum/FA) 

    HUM 2610 - World Literatures

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. Representative works of French, German, and Hispanic authors in English translation. No foreign-language proficiency required. Carries General Education credit.

 

  • COMM 2200 - Fundamentals of Communication  3 credit hours  
    (Comm)(Comm)  dotslash:(Comm) title:(Comm) 
    (Comm) 

    COMM 2200 - Fundamentals of Communication

    3 credit hours

    Introduces principles and processes of effective public oral communication including researching, critical thinking, organizing, presenting, listening, and using appropriate language. Counts as part of the General Education Communication requirement. TBR Common Course: COMM 2025

  • ART 1910 - Survey of Non-Western Art

    3 credit hours

    Survey of the non-Western arts of Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Oceania from ancient to modern times.

  • ART 3220 - Secondary Art Education Methods

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: ART 2200 with C or better or permission of instructor. Focuses on the nature of middle and high school students, the secondary school culture, curriculum development and implementation, and teaching and management strategies. Materials and processes appropriate to 7-12 art education explored in studio lab. Six-hour studio course.

 

  • ART 1630 - Three-Dimensional Design  3 credit hours  
    OROR  dotslash:OR title:OR 
    OR 

    ART 1630 - Three-Dimensional Design

    3 credit hours

    Emphasis on elements of design as they operate in the three-dimensional environment. Six-hour studio course. TBR Common Course: ART 1350

  • ART 1640 - Drawing II  3 credit hours  

    ART 1640 - Drawing II

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ART 1610 and ART 1620 with a minimum grade of C. A continuation of ART 1620 with specific emphasis placed on drawing processes and expression. Six-hour studio course. TBR Common Course: ART 1050

 

  • HIST 2010 - Survey of United States History I  3 credit hours  
    OROR  dotslash:OR title:OR 
    OR 

    HIST 2010 - Survey of United States History I

    3 credit hours

    Survey of the political, economic, social, cultural, and diplomatic phases of American life in its regional, national, and international aspects. Discusses the era from the beginning to 1877. May be used to satisfy one part of the General Education History requirement. HIST 2010 is NOT a prerequisite for HIST 2020. TBR Common Course: HIST 2010

  • HIST 2020 - Survey of United States History II  3 credit hours  
    OROR  dotslash:OR title:OR 
    OR 

    HIST 2020 - Survey of United States History II

    3 credit hours

    Survey of the political, economic, social, cultural, and diplomatic phases of American life in its regional, national, and international aspects. Discusses the era from 1877 to the present. May be used to satisfy one part of the the General Education History requirement. HIST 2010 is NOT a prerequisite for HIST 2020. TBR Common Course: HIST 2020

  • HIST 2030 - Tennessee History  3 credit hours  
    OROR  dotslash:OR title:OR 
    OR 

    HIST 2030 - Tennessee History

    3 credit hours

    The role of the state in the development of the nation. May be used to satisfy one part of the General Education History requirement. TBR Common Course: HIST 2030

  • HIST 2040 - Survey African American History I  3 credit hours  
    OROR  dotslash:OR title:OR 
    OR 

    HIST 2040 - Survey African American History I

    3 credit hours

    The role of African Americans in establishing and shaping the American nation. Covers their historical development and contributions to American art, music, literature, and religion. May be used to satisfy one part of the General Education History requirement.

    NOTE: HIST 2040 is not a prerequisite for HIST 2050.

  • HIST 2050 - Survey African American History II

    3 credit hours

    The role of African Americans in shaping the American nation and creating a twentieth-century racial identity. Covers their historical development and examines their contributions to American art, music, literature, and religion. May be used to satisfy one part of the General Education History requirement.

Subtotal: 18 Hours

 

Sophomore Spring

 

  • ART 1650 - Foundations of Digital Art and Design

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: ART 1610 with C or better. Introduces the fundamental language and technology of digital media in visual art and design. 

  • ART 3210 - Elementary Art Education Methods

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: ART 2200 with C or better or permission of instructor. Investigates child development theories and concerns related to children, the elementary school culture, curriculum development and implementation, and teaching and management strategies. Materials and processes appropriate to K-6 art education explored in studio lab. Six-hour studio course.

 

  • ART 1630 - Three-Dimensional Design  3 credit hours  
    OROR  dotslash:OR title:OR 
    OR 

    ART 1630 - Three-Dimensional Design

    3 credit hours

    Emphasis on elements of design as they operate in the three-dimensional environment. Six-hour studio course. TBR Common Course: ART 1350

  • ART 1640 - Drawing II  3 credit hours  

    ART 1640 - Drawing II

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ART 1610 and ART 1620 with a minimum grade of C. A continuation of ART 1620 with specific emphasis placed on drawing processes and expression. Six-hour studio course. TBR Common Course: ART 1050

 

  • Mathematics 3 credit hours
  • YOED 2500 - Planning and Assessment

    3 credit hours

    Offers preparation for planning instruction, assessing student learning, and understanding how classroom assessment and standardized testing should impact instruction. Introduces education policy, professionalism, and theory which informs students as they enter and practice the profession. Field experience required.

 

  • HIST 2010 - Survey of United States History I  3 credit hours  
    OROR  dotslash:OR title:OR 
    OR 

    HIST 2010 - Survey of United States History I

    3 credit hours

    Survey of the political, economic, social, cultural, and diplomatic phases of American life in its regional, national, and international aspects. Discusses the era from the beginning to 1877. May be used to satisfy one part of the General Education History requirement. HIST 2010 is NOT a prerequisite for HIST 2020. TBR Common Course: HIST 2010

  • HIST 2020 - Survey of United States History II  3 credit hours  
    OROR  dotslash:OR title:OR 
    OR 

    HIST 2020 - Survey of United States History II

    3 credit hours

    Survey of the political, economic, social, cultural, and diplomatic phases of American life in its regional, national, and international aspects. Discusses the era from 1877 to the present. May be used to satisfy one part of the the General Education History requirement. HIST 2010 is NOT a prerequisite for HIST 2020. TBR Common Course: HIST 2020

  • HIST 2030 - Tennessee History  3 credit hours  
    OROR  dotslash:OR title:OR 
    OR 

    HIST 2030 - Tennessee History

    3 credit hours

    The role of the state in the development of the nation. May be used to satisfy one part of the General Education History requirement. TBR Common Course: HIST 2030

  • HIST 2040 - Survey African American History I  3 credit hours  
    OROR  dotslash:OR title:OR 
    OR 

    HIST 2040 - Survey African American History I

    3 credit hours

    The role of African Americans in establishing and shaping the American nation. Covers their historical development and contributions to American art, music, literature, and religion. May be used to satisfy one part of the General Education History requirement.

    NOTE: HIST 2040 is not a prerequisite for HIST 2050.

  • HIST 2050 - Survey African American History II

    3 credit hours

    The role of African Americans in shaping the American nation and creating a twentieth-century racial identity. Covers their historical development and examines their contributions to American art, music, literature, and religion. May be used to satisfy one part of the General Education History requirement.

Subtotal: 18 Hours

 

Junior Fall

 

  • ART 1930 - Survey of Western Art II

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: ART 1920 with C or better. Survey of the arts of the Western tradition from the late Gothic period to the present.

  • ART 3230 - Art Education Practicum  3 credit hours  
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    ART 3230 - Art Education Practicum

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: ART 2200 with C or better or permission of instructor. Participation in the K-12 art classroom setting with class discussions and readings about the teaching experience. Advanced art curriculum development for the K-12 level. A maximum of 9 credits may be applied to a degree. Six-hour studio course.

  • YOED 3000 - Classroom Management

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: YOED 2500 with grade of B- or better and admission to Teacher Education. Introduces a variety of classroom management strategies and techniques that will foster a positive learning environment in the classrooms. Provides an overview of behavior management models, theories, and research as a foundation for classroom practice. Facilitates, through the use of field experiences, the analysis of school-wide policies/procedures and insight on real life classroom management expectations of the first-year teacher.

  • Social/Behavioral Sciences 3 credit hours

Subtotal: 15 Hours

Junior Spring

 

  • ART 3230 - Art Education Practicum

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: ART 2200 with C or better or permission of instructor. Participation in the K-12 art classroom setting with class discussions and readings about the teaching experience. Advanced art curriculum development for the K-12 level. A maximum of 9 credits may be applied to a degree. Six-hour studio course.

  • YOED 3300 - Problem-Based Instructional Strategies

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: YOED 2500 with grade of B- or better and admission to Teacher Education. Offers preparation for students to develop and present instructional strategies that frame curriculum content in problem-solving contexts. Field experience in a public school setting required.

  • Studio electives 4 credit hours
  • Upper-division art history 3 credit hours

Subtotal: 13 Hours

Senior Fall

 

  • YOED 4020 - Residency I: Grades K-12

    6 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education program; successful completion of YOED 2500, YOED 3000, YOED 3300 with a grade of B or better; overall grade point average maintained at a minimum of 2.75; grade point average in the major at a minimum of 2.50; and senior standing. A school-based clinical experience in a problem-based learning format in art, drama, music, or physical education.

    NOTE: All students must obtain a grade of B or better in this course to move forward to Residency II.

  • Studio electives 6 credit hours

Subtotal: 12 Hours

 

Senior Spring

 

  • YOED 4400 - Residency II  12 credit hours  

    YOED 4400 - Residency II

    12 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education program; successful completion (with grade of B or better) of YOED 2500, YOED 3000, YOED 3300, YOED 4020,YOED 4030, or YOED 4040; passing score(s) on the specialty area exam(s) of Praxis II; overall grade point average maintained at a minimum of 2.75; grade point average in the major at a minimum of 2.50; and senior standing. A full-day, full-semester supervised teaching experience in a public school classroom. Pass/Fail grading.

Subtotal: 12 Hours

 

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Art

ART 4120 - Intermediate Printmaking
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: ART 3021 with C or better or permission of instructor. A printmaking course featuring intermediate level projects in silkscreen, relief, etching and lithography.  A greater focus on creating layered, color prints and discussion of contemporary issues related to multiplicity and processed-based image making. Six-hour studio course.

ART 4130 - Advanced Printmaking
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: ART 4120 with C or better or permission of instructor. Advanced level studies in print media with a focus on creating layered, self-directed work in printed form. A mixture of guided assignments in new techniques and independent work based on individual proposals. Six-hour studio course.

ART 4140 - Printmaking Thesis
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: ART 4130 with C or better or permission of instructor. Intensive independent research in one or more of the areas chosen by the student and planned in consultation with the instructor resulting in work for B.F.A./B.A. exhibition. Six-hour studio course.

ART 4280 - Digital Illustration
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: ART 1610, ART 1620, ART 1630, and ART 1640 with C or better or permission of instructor. Vector software and the conceptualization, technical skills, and professional practices of digital illustration. Six-hour studio course.

ART 4290 - Beginning Illustration
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: ART 1610, ART 1620, ART 1630, and ART 1640 with C or better. Introduces basic methods, materials, and business practices of illustration, with an emphasis on development of rendering skills. Six-hour studio course.

ART 4300 - Advanced Illustration
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: ART 4290 with C or better. Continued exploration of methods and materials with an emphasis on development of a personal style. Six-hour studio course.

ART 4310 - Portfolio II
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: ART 3330 with C or better or permission of department. Continued production of portfolio-based problems with increased emphasis on advanced design skills related to the specific needs of the workplace. Includes basic collateral problems, ad campaigns, corporate identity, signage, plus a self-promotional package. Six-hour studio course.

ART 4320 - Senior Project
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: ART 4310 or permission of department. Following a portfolio review, each class member will devise a project that conceptually and visually addresses his or her design/illustration goals. Six-hour studio course.

ART 4330 - Internship
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: Permission of department. Advanced students gain practical experience in a professional setting as an intern. Approximately 150 work hours required for the semester.

ART 4390 - Interactive Design II
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: ART 3930 with C or better. An intermediate interactive design class with an emphasis on interface design. Focuses on design, planning, and creation of Web sites using industry-standard Web design applications. Six-hour studio course.

ART 4400 - Interactive Design III
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: ART 4390 with C or better or permission of instructor. An advanced interactive design class that emphasizes the design and implementation of visually engaging, immersive environments. Students work individually and as teams using industry-standard Web design applications to create stand-alone and Web projects. Six -hour studio course.

ART 4410 - Typography in Motion
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: ART 2325 with C or better or permission of instructor. Students will gain an advanced understanding of the graphic design process in time-based media. Emphasizes formal, conceptual, and technical aspects of kinetic typography through individual projects created with industry specific software applications. Six-hour studio course

ART 4510 - Sculpture IV
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: ART 3530 with C or better or permission of instructor.  Development of concepts and techniques with primary emphasis on metal sculpture. Gas and electric welding, fabricating, grinding, finishing, and subordinate use of other sculpture materials. Six-hour studio course.

ART 4520 - Sculpture V
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: ART 4510 with C or better or permission of instructor. Development of concepts and techniques with primary emphasis on casting activities in the foundry; covers various metal casting techniques and subordinate use of other materials. Six-hour studio course.

ART 4530 - Advanced 3D Practices
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: two of the following: ART 3010, ART 3011, ART 3012, ART 3040, ART 3041, ART 3820; or permission of instructor. Advanced course for students working to broaden artistic practices or refine their approach to 3D art making. Students work independently under the supervision of the instructor developing a cohesive portfolio of 3D-based work. Covers discussion and research concerning contemporary issues in spatial practices as well as advanced techniques that expand on introductory skill sets offered in earlier 3D courses. Six-hour studio course. May be repeated up to 9 hours.

ART 4640 - Advanced Art Problems
1 to 3 credit hours

Prerequisite: Permission of department. Structure and content determined by the art faculty on the basis of individual need. The student should be prepared to do independent research and experimentation in the area selected. (A maximum of 6 credits may be applied to a degree.) Students may only register for ART 4640 once per semester. Six-hour studio course.

ART 4710 - Painting IV
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: ART 3730 with C or better or permission of instructor. Projects in painting; content of the course is planned by the student under supervision of the instructor. A final paper is required. Six-hour studio course.

ART 4720 - Painting V
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: ART 4710 with C or better or permission of instructor. Independent studies course in painting which continues the concerns of Painting IV. A final paper is required. Six-hour studio course.

ART 4730 - Painting VI
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: ART 4720 with C or better or permission of instructor. Directed individual study; a continuation of Painting IV at a more advanced level. A final paper is required. Six-hour studio course.

ART 4770 - Topics in Letterpress
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: ART 1610, ART 1620, ART 1630, and ART 1650 with C or better or ART 2310 with C or better or permission of instructor. Focuses on specific aspects of letterpress printing, typesetting, designing, printing raised forms to create text and image, the creative process of collaboration, production, and designing for the marketplace. Six-hour studio course.

ART 4810 - Ceramics IV
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: ART 3830 with C or better or permission of instructor. Directed individual studies of problems mutually agreed upon by the student and course instructor. Six-hour studio course.

ART 4820 - Ceramics V
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: ART 4810 with C or better or permission of instructor. Further work as described in Ceramics IV (ART 4810). Six-hour studio course.

ART 4830 - Ceramics VI
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: ART 4820 with C or better or permission of instructor. Further work as described in Ceramics V (ART 4820). Written paper and exhibition required. Six-hour studio course.

ART 4870 - African Art
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: ART 1910 with C or better or permission of instructor. Survey of visual art from the African continent and an examination of selected artists of the African diaspora. Discussion of ancient through contemporary artistic production, with focus upon nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

ART 4880 - African American Art
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: ART 1920 and ART 1930 with C or better or permission of instructor. An art historical survey of African American culture and visual arts, beginning with eighteenth century expressions in painting, sculpture, and the decorative arts, but focusing on the twentieth century expressions.

ART 4890 - Design History
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: ART 1920 and ART 1930 with C or better or permission of the instructor. Surveys the history of two-dimensional design in Europe and North America, focusing mainly on the role of visual culture in modern society and on the influence of fine art, architecture, advertising, and the professionalism of the field on modern and contemporary design.

ART 4900 - Nineteenth-Century Art
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: ART 1920 and ART 1930 with C or better or permission of instructor. Examines visual arts of the nineteenth century from Europe, the United States, Africa, or the Americas. Topics will vary according to areas of expertise of the professor.

ART 4905 - Survey of Women Artists: Renaissance to Modern
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: ART 1920 and ART 1930 with C or better or permission of instructor. Painting and sculpture produced by women artists from Europe and the Americas during the period from the Renaissance (1400) to the Modern era (1945).

ART 4920 - Contemporary Art
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: ART 1920 and ART 1930 with C or better or permission of instructor. Western visual art movements and issues in American painting and sculpture in the twentieth century.

ART 4940 - Special Studies in Art History
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: ART 1920 and ART 1930 with C or better or permission of instructor. Content varies. When offered, particular topics addressed are indicated by the course title in the class schedule. Depending on the nature of the material to be covered, prerequisites may be imposed by the instructor. Can be repeated for up to 9 hours.

 

ART 4960 - Independent Studies in Art History
1 to 3 credit hours

Prerequisite: Permission of department. Independent investigations into art history under the guidance of a member of the art history faculty. Topic(s) of investigation must be agreed upon by both student and faculty prior to registration. May not be repeated.  

ART 4965 - Museum Studies Internship
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: ART 1910, ART 1920, and ART 1930; ART 3575 all with a grade of C or better. Allows art history majors and/or museum studies minors to gain professional experience through an internship in the curatorial or museum education departments at an area art museum or gallery.

ART 4970 - Senior Thesis in Art History
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: Permission of department. An intensive research and writing project under the direct guidance of a supervising art history faculty member.

 

Youth Education

YOED 2500 - Planning and Assessment
3 credit hours

Offers preparation for planning instruction, assessing student learning, and understanding how classroom assessment and standardized testing should impact instruction. Introduces education policy, professionalism, and theory which informs students as they enter and practice the profession. Field experience required.

YOED 3000 - Classroom Management
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: YOED 2500 with grade of B- or better and admission to Teacher Education. Introduces a variety of classroom management strategies and techniques that will foster a positive learning environment in the classrooms. Provides an overview of behavior management models, theories, and research as a foundation for classroom practice. Facilitates, through the use of field experiences, the analysis of school-wide policies/procedures and insight on real life classroom management expectations of the first-year teacher.

YOED 3300 - Problem-Based Instructional Strategies
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: YOED 2500 with grade of B- or better and admission to Teacher Education. Offers preparation for students to develop and present instructional strategies that frame curriculum content in problem-solving contexts. Field experience in a public school setting required.

YOED 3500 - Instructional Design for Critical Thinking
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education program. Focuses on practical application, including some practice of multiple teaching strategies designed to foster critical thinking skills. Students will teach mini-lessons and engage in micro-teaching episodes. Teaching assignment in a public school required.

YOED 3520 - Knowing and Learning in Science and Mathematics
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: MSE 1010 and MSE 2010. Focuses on issues of what it means to learn and know science and mathematics. Included are topics related to standards of knowing and understanding powerful ideas in mathematics and science, links between knowing and developing in learning theory, and the content and evolution of scientific ideas. Students required to conduct interviews with public school practitioners.  

YOED 3550 - Classroom Interactions in Mathematics and Science
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: YOED 3520. Continues the process of preparing candidates to teach mathematics and science in upper elementary and secondary settings and to learn how content and pedagogy combine to make effective teaching. Focuses on building awareness and understanding of equity issues and their effects on learning.  

YOED 4000 - Managing the Classroom for Instruction
3 credit hours

Course will be taken in conjunction with YOED 4110/5110. Introduction, examination, and practice in multiple models and approaches to classroom management and discipline. Analysis and interpretation of related research. Application of principles and procedures in classroom management to school and classroom settings. Field experience in a public school required.

YOED 4020 - Residency I: Grades K-12
6 credit hours

Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education program; successful completion of YOED 2500, YOED 3000, YOED 3300 with a grade of B or better; overall grade point average maintained at a minimum of 2.75; grade point average in the major at a minimum of 2.50; and senior standing. A school-based clinical experience in a problem-based learning format in art, drama, music, or physical education.

NOTE: All students must obtain a grade of B or better in this course to move forward to Residency II.

YOED 4030 - Residency I: Grades 7-12
9 credit hours

Prerequisites: Admission to teacher education program; successful completion of YOED 2500, YOED 3000, YOED 3300 with a grade of B or better; overall grade point average maintained at a minimum of 2.75; grade point average in the major at a minimum of 2.5; and senior standing. A school-based clinical experience in a problem-based learning format.

NOTE: All students must obtain a grade of B or better in this course to move forward to Residency II.

YOED 4040 - Residency I: MTeach
4 credit hours

Prerequisites: Admission to teacher education program; successful completion of YOED 3520 and YOED 3550; overall grade point average maintained at a minimum of 2.75; grade point average in the major at a minimum of 2.5; and senior standing. A school-based clinical experience in a problem-based learning format in biology, chemistry, mathematics, or physics education.

NOTE: All students must obtain a grade of B or better in this course to move forward to Residency II.

YOED 4050 - Project-Based Instruction in Mathematics and Science
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: Admission to the MTeach Program (Mathematics and Science majors only). Readings, discussions, and activities associated with the planning and instruction of inquiry-based STEM lessons. Field-based teaching, including out-of-school research and instructional settings.  

YOED 4110 - Directed Teaching, Grades 7-12
9 or 12 credit hours

Prerequisites: All required professional education courses; appropriate special methods course(s); senior standing, minimum grade point average of 2.50 overall and in the teaching major; admission to teacher education. A full-day, full-semester supervised teaching experience in a public school classroom. Pass/Fail.

YOED 4400 - Residency II
12 credit hours

Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education program; successful completion (with grade of B or better) of YOED 2500, YOED 3000, YOED 3300, YOED 4020,YOED 4030, or YOED 4040; passing score(s) on the specialty area exam(s) of Praxis II; overall grade point average maintained at a minimum of 2.75; grade point average in the major at a minimum of 2.50; and senior standing. A full-day, full-semester supervised teaching experience in a public school classroom. Pass/Fail grading.

YOED 4510 - The Teaching Internship, Grades 7-12
9 credit hours

Supervised teaching. Applicants must meet all prerequisites for directed teaching.

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