Visual Arts Major, Art Education Concentration with Teacher Certification in Art (Preschool-Grade 12) (B.A.)

Program Overview

The Art Education Concentration is a professional degree option within the university’s teacher preparation program that leads to qualification for the initial instructional certificate to teach P-12 art in New Jersey’s (as well as our nation’s) schools. Art Education students will participate in a combination of professional education courses and field experiences, basic studio and art history courses, and P-12 art classroom methods courses. The degree is appropriate for students who wish to teach art in various settings including museums and community centers, in addition to public and private schools for grades P-12.

Students who wish to pursue P-12 teacher certification in Art must apply to and be admitted to the Teacher Education Program. Information regarding the required professional sequence of courses and other important Program requirements, guidelines, and procedures may be found on the Teacher Education Program website. Students also are strongly advised to review the Teacher Education Program Handbook.

A minimum of 120 credits of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 3.0 overall GPA; however more than 120 credits may be required depending upon the major field of study. Major GPA requirements differ depending on field of study. Consult the Teacher Education Handbook for more information.

The program is based in the Department of Art and Design. For further information, go to: Visual Arts – Art Education Concentration (BA).

Program Requirements

Students must complete 42 credits of General Education requirements and 3-9 credits of World Languages and Cultures Requirements.

Major Requirements - Art Education Concentration 

Major Requirements
ARFD 100Perceptual Drawing3
ARFD 101Process and Media I - Surface3
ARFD 102Drawing as Research3
ARFD 103Color and Light3
ARFD 104Process and Media II - Space3
ARFD 106Digital Literacy3
ARFD 200Process and Media III - Time3
ARFD 400Art and Design Forum3
ARHT 101Art in Non-Western Societies3
ARHT 102Visual Culture3
ARHT 105Art in Western Civilization: Ancient Through Medieval3
ARHT 106Art in Western Civilization: Renaissance through Modern3
Studio Electives
Complete 3 courses from the following:9
Objects in Clay
3D and Extended Media
Accessory Design
Fashion Illustration
Typography I
Visual Communication Design Studio I
Creative Coding
Introduction to Animation and Illustration
Art Teacher Education Requirements
ARED 301Foundations of Methods and Curriculum in Art Education I: P-123
ARST 204Painting3
ARST 207Sculpture3
Major Studio Requirements
ARST 301Integrative Studio I: Interdisciplinary Process3
ARST 311Integrative Studio II: Research, Making and Collaboration3
ARST 401Integrative Studio III: Prototyping and Digital Strategies3
ARST 411Integrative Studio IV: Senior Thesis Project3
Total Credits66

Teacher Ed Program Requirements (P-12)

Teacher Ed Pre-Requisite Requirements
Health for Teacher Education
Select one of the following: 13-4
Biological Sciences
Biology for Survival
The Biology of Human Life
Human Heredity
Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology I
Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology II
Human Anatomy and Physiology
Personal Health Issues
Injury Prevention and Emergency Care
Study of Human Diseases
Perspectives on Drugs
Mental Health
Human Sexuality
Health Education Methods
School Health and Community Services
Counseling Skills for Public Health Professionals
Honors Seminar in Science
Honors Seminar in Contemporary Issues in Science
Principles and Practice of Emergency Care
Nutrition: A Socioecological Perspective
Speech for Teacher Education
CMST 101Fundamentals of Speech: Communication Requirement3
Additional Teacher Ed Pre-Requisites
EDFD 200Psychological Foundations of Education3
or PSYC 200 Educational Psychology
EDFD 220Philosophical Orientation to Education3
EDFD 221Historical Foundations of American Education3
Select one of the following:3
Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling
Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling
Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling
Professional Sequence
Professional Sequence Courses
Select one of the following:3
Teaching for Equity and Diversity
Teaching for Equity Diversity
Teaching for Equity Diversity
Select one of the following:1
Educating English Language Learners
Educating English Language Learners
Educating English Language Learners
SASE 310Inclusion in Middle and Secondary Schools1
READ 411Language and Literacy3
SASE 314Assessment of Learning1
SASE 316Integrating Technology Across the School Curriculum1
SASE 450Clinical Practice I3
SASE 451Seminar in Inclusive Pedagogies3
Methods Course(s)
Select one of the following according to major:3-7
Foundations of Methods and Curriculum in Art Education II: P-12
Dance Methods
Teaching English (secondary)
Teaching French in P-12: Practice
The Teaching of Health
and Seminar in Physical Education
and Teaching of Secondary Physical Education
The Teaching of Italian in Elementary and Secondary Schools
Methods of Teaching Latin
Methods and Material of TESL
Teaching of Mathematics
Music Classroom Methods I
and Music Classroom Methods II
The Teaching of Science in Secondary Schools
Methods of Teaching Social Studies
Teaching Spanish in K-12
Professional Semester Courses
SASE 452Teaching for Learning II3
SASE 453Clinical Practice II9
Total Credits49-54