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.

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

Click here for a list of courses that fulfill General Education categories.

Click here for a list of courses that fulfill World Languages and Cultures categories.

I. General Education
A. New Student Seminar
GNED 199New Student Seminar1
C. Communication
1. Writing3
2. Literature3
3. Communication3
D. Fine and Performing Arts
Fulfilled by ARFD 100 in the major.0
F. Humanities
1. Great Works and Their Influences - Fulfilled by ARHT 105 in the major.0
G. Computer Science
Fulfilled by ARFD 106 in the major.0
H. Mathematics
MATH 106Contemporary Applied Math for Everyone3
I. Natural Science Laboratory
BIOL 100Biological Sciences4
or BIOL 110 The Biology of Human Life
J. Physical Education1
K. Social Science
2. Global Cultural Perspectives3
3. Social Science Perspectives – Fulfilled by EDFD/PSYC 200 in the Teacher Education sequence.0
L. Interdisciplinary Studies
Fulfilled by SASE 210 in the Teacher Education sequence.0
II. World Languages and Cultures
A. World Languages
AMSL 101Beginning American Sign Language I3
B. World Cultures
Fulfilled by ARHT 101 in the major.0
III. Major Requirements
A. Core Requirements
ARFD 100Perceptual Drawing3
ARFD 101Process and Media I - Surface3
ARFD 103Color and Light3
ARFD 104Process and Media II - Space3
ARFD 106Digital Literacy3
ARFD 200Process and Media III - Time3
ARHT 102Visual Culture3
B. Studio Requirements
ARST 201Objects in Clay3
ARST 2023D and Extended Media3
ARST 204Painting3
ARST 205Photography3
ARST 206Printmaking3
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
C. Concentration Requirements
ARHT 101Topics in Global Art Cultures3
ARHT 105Global Foundations in Art and Visual Culture3
ARHT 106Modern Visions 1400-19453
ARED 301Foundations of Methods and Curriculum in Art Education I: P-123
IV. Teacher Education Sequence
See requirements below.36
Total Credits120

Teacher Ed Program Requirements (P-12)

Teacher Ed Pre-Requisite Requirements
EDFD 200Psychological Foundations of Education3
or PSYC 200 Educational Psychology
or FSHD 216 Adolescent Development
SASE 210Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling3
Professional Sequence
Professional Sequence Courses
SASE 320Curriculum Design for Inclusive Classrooms3
SASE 321Assessment Practices for Inclusive Classrooms3
SASE 322Language and Learning in Content Area Teaching3
Methods Course(s)
Select a Teaching Methods course or courses according to major:3-7
Foundations of Methods and Curriculum in Art Education II: P-12 (Visual Arts major.)
Dance Methods (Dance major.)
Teaching English (secondary) (English major.)
Teaching French in P-12: Practice (French major.)
The Teaching of Health
and Teaching of Secondary Physical Education (Physical Education major.)
The Teaching of Italian in Elementary and Secondary Schools (Italian major.)
Methods of Teaching Latin (Latin major.)
Methods and Material of TESL (Linguistics major.)
Teaching of Mathematics (Mathematics major.)
Music Classroom Methods I
and Music Classroom Methods II (Music major.)
The Teaching of Science in Secondary Schools (Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Environmental Science, or Physics majors.)
Methods of Teaching Social Studies (Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology majors.)
Special Topics in Teaching Spanish K-12 (Spanish major.)
Professional Year Courses
SASE 450Clinical Practice I3
SASE 451Seminar in Inclusive Pedagogies3
SASE 452Advanced Seminar in Inclusive Pedagogies3
SASE 453Clinical Practice II9
Total Credits36-40