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.

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 

Core Requirements
ARDW 200Drawing, Beginning I3
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
Visual Arts Required Courses
ARCE 200Ceramics: Pottery and Sculpture, Beginning I3
ARGD 200Graphic Design, Beginning I3
ARHT 101Art in Non-Western Societies3
ARHT 470Contemporary Art3
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
Studio Requirement
Select one of the following studio options:9
Ceramics
Ceramics: Pottery and Sculpture, Beginning II
Ceramics: Pottery and Sculpture, Intermediate
Ceramics: Pottery and Sculpture, Advanced
Drawing
Drawing, Beginning II
Drawing, Intermediate
Drawing, Advanced
Graphic Design
Graphic Design, Beginning II
Graphic Design, Intermediate
Select one of the following:
Graphic Design, Advanced I
Advertising Design
Publication Design
Package Design
Metalwork/Jewelry
Metalwork and Jewelry, Beginning II
Metalwork and Jewelry, Intermediate
Metalwork and Jewelry, Advanced
Painting
Painting, Beginning II
Painting, Intermediate
Painting, Advanced
Photography
Photography Beginning II: Contemporary Art Form
Photography Intermediate: Contemporary Art Form
Photography Advanced: Contemporary Art Form
Printmaking
Printmaking, Beginning II
Printmaking, Intermediate
Printmaking, Advanced
Sculpture
Sculpture, Beginning II
Sculpture, Intermediate
Sculpture, Advanced
Methods Course
ARED 301Foundations of Methods and Curriculum in Art Education I: P-123
Electives
Select one course from the following:3
Ceramics: Pottery and Sculpture, Intermediate
Ceramics: Pottery and Sculpture, Advanced
Independent Study in Ceramics: Pottery and Sculpture
Drawing, Intermediate
Drawing, Advanced
Independent Study in Drawing
Graphic Design, Intermediate
Graphic Design, Advanced I
Interactive Multimedia Design
Advanced Computer Graphics
Advertising Design
Publication Design
Package Design
Independent Study
Externship in Studio
Metalwork and Jewelry, Intermediate
Metalwork and Jewelry, Advanced
Independent Study in Metalwork and Jewelry
Painting, Intermediate
Painting, Advanced
Independent Study in Painting
Photography Intermediate: Contemporary Art Form
Photography Advanced: Contemporary Art Form
Independent Study in Photography: Contemporary Art Form
Printmaking, Intermediate
Printmaking, Advanced
Independent Study in Printmaking
Sculpture, Intermediate
Sculpture, Advanced
Independent Study: Sculpture
Total Credits60

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
Genetics
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
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 Literacy3
SASE 314Assessment of Learning1
SASE 316Integrating Technology Across the School Curriculum1
SASE 450Fieldwork3
SASE 451Teaching for Learning I3
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
Special Topics in Teaching Spanish K-12
Professional Semester Courses
SASE 452Teaching for Learning II3
SASE 453Student Teaching9
Total Credits49-54
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