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.
120 credits of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 3.0 overall GPA. 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 Overview
General Education Requirements
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|GNED 199||New Student Seminar||1|
|Perceptual Drawing (Fulfilled in the major.)|
|Global Foundations in Art and Visual Culture (Fulfilled in the major.)|
|Digital Literacy (Fulfilled in the major.)|
|MATH 106||Creative Thinking through Mathematics||3|
|Psychological Foundations of Education (Fulfilled in the Teacher Education sequence.)|
|Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling (Fulfilled in the Teacher Education sequence.)|
World Languages and Cultures Requirements
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|AMSL 101||Beginning American Sign Language I||3|
|Special Topics in Global Art Cultures (Fulfilled in the major.)|
Recommended Roadmap to Degree Completion
This recommended four-year plan is provided as an outline for students to follow in order to complete their degree requirements within four years. This plan is a recommendation and students should only use it in consultation with their academic advisor.