Art, Instructional Certification: Teacher Certification in Art (Preschool-Grade 12)

Program Overview

Students with a baccalaureate degree who are interested in teaching may pursue the Post-baccalaureate program for initial teacher certification.

Additional undergraduate coursework in the certification content area may be required to meet State and University certification standards.

Upon successful completion of the program the student will be recommended to the State of New Jersey for initial teacher certification (Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing, or CEAS). The CEAS authorizes the holder to teach in New Jersey public schools and expedites the ability to become certified in most other states. The CEAS never expires.

In New Jersey, candidates who have completed an initial teaching certification program must successfully complete one year of teaching in order to be eligible to receive a permanent Standard Certificate.

Total credit requirements for this program include the Teaching Field Requirements, Additional Requirements for State Certification, and the Graduate Professional Sequence.

The program is based in the Department of Art and Design. For further information, go to: Fine Arts Teacher Certification.

Program Requirements

 

Teaching Field Requirements
Fine Arts Core
ARFD 122Foundations II: 2D Design3
ARFD 123Foundations III: Visual Organization - 3D Design3
ARFD 125Foundations V: Color, Light and Time3
ARHT 105Art in Western Civilization: Ancient Through Medieval3
ARHT 106Art in Western Civilization: Renaissance through Modern3
ARDW 200Drawing, Beginning I3
or ARDW 201 Life Drawing, Beginning I
Fine Arts Education
ARCE 200Ceramics: Pottery and Sculpture, Beginning I3
ARGD 200Graphic Design, Beginning I3
ARMJ 200Metalwork and Jewelry, Beginning I3
ARPA 200Painting, Beginning I3
ARPH 200Photography Beginning I: Contemporary Art Form3
ARPM 200Printmaking, Beginning I3
ARSC 200Sculpture, Beginning I3
Second Level Studio
Select one of the following:3
Ceramics: Pottery and Sculpture, Beginning II
Fibers and Fabrics, Beginning I
Graphic Design, Beginning II
Metalwork and Jewelry, Beginning II
Painting, Beginning II
Photography Beginning II: Contemporary Art Form
Printmaking, Beginning II
Sculpture, Beginning II
Intermediate Level Studio
Select one of the following:3
Ceramics: Pottery and Sculpture, Intermediate
Fibers and Fabrics, Intermediate
Graphic Design, Intermediate
Metalwork and Jewelry, Intermediate
Painting, Intermediate
Photography Intermediate: Contemporary Art Form
Printmaking, Intermediate
Sculpture, Intermediate
Teaching Methods
ARED 511Foundations of Methods and Curriculum in Art Education I: P-123
ARED 512Foundations of Methods and Curriculum in Art Education II: P-123
Total Credits51

 

Additional Requirements for State Certification
Speech
CMST 101Fundamentals of Speech: Communication Requirement 13
Physiology and Hygiene
Pass the MSU Health Knowledge Test available through the Center of Pedagogy or have the Undergraduate equivalent course approved by advisor.
Educational Psychology
EDFD 582Learning Theories3
or PSYC 560 Advanced Educational Psychology
Graduate Professional Sequence
Introductory Sequence
EDFD 505Teaching, Democracy, and Schooling3
or SASE 505 Teaching, Democracy, and Schooling
SASE 518Technology Integration in the Classroom1
Diversity and Instructional Sequence
EDFD 509Sociocultural Perspectives of Teaching3
or SASE 509 Sociocultural Perspectives on Teaching and Learning
EDFD 516Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners1
or SASE 516 Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners
SASE 517Inclusive Classrooms in Middle and Secondary Schools1
READ 501Techniques of Reading Improvement in the Secondary School3
EDFD 519Assessment for Authentic Learning3
or SASE 519 Assessment for Authentic Learning
Pedagogical Sequence I
SASE 526Teaching for Learning I3
SASE 527Fieldwork3
Pedagogical Sequence II
SASE 514Inservice Supervised Graduate Student Teaching 26
or SASE 529 Student Teaching
SASE 543Teaching for Learning II3
Total Credits36
1

May be completed by examination.

2

SASE 514 is for in-service teachers.

Additional Requirements for State Certification

The following additional requirements must be met prior to student teaching. Upon admission to the program, the student's submitted transcripts are evaluated to determine if any of these requirements have been fulfilled by previous coursework. In such cases, the requirement(s) appears on the degree audit as being waived.

  • CMST 101 or Speech Challenge Exam or documented & approved experience
  • Physiology & Hygiene - free test at county office of education or BIOL/HLTH course
  • Educational Psychology - EDFD 582 or PSYC 560
  • Psychology or equivalent undergraduate course work

Note: Certification requirements are subject to change.