Visual Arts Major, Art Education Concentration (B.A.) (Combined B.A./M.A.T. with Teacher Certification in Art (Preschool-Grade 12) and Teacher of Students with Disabilities)

Program Overview

The Dual Degree Dual Certification program is a 5-year program that leads to teacher certification in Art (grades P-12), teacher certification in Teacher of Students with Disabilities, a baccalaureate degree and a master’s degree. Interested students must apply to and be admitted to the Teacher Education Program as an undergraduate.

Students must successfully complete the undergraduate portion of the program in order to be admitted to the Graduate School and complete the one-year master’s portion of the program. Please visit the Teacher Education Program website for the required undergraduate professional sequence of courses, overall course outline, and other important Program requirements, guidelines, and procedures. 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 2.0 overall GPA, and a minimum 2.0 major GPA. However, more than 120 credits may be required depending upon the major field of study.

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.

Requirements for the graduate portion of this dual degree program can be found here.
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
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
Photography
Printmaking
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
Graduate Art Course
ARED 525Art and Special Education 13
Total Credits66
1

Course will also count toward the MAT portion of this program.

Teacher Ed Program Requirements (P-12, Bachelor's/MAT) 

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
Undergraduate Professional Sequence I
SASE 305Teaching for Equity and Diversity3
SASE 312Educating English Language Learners1
SPED 279Foundation and Philosophy of Inclusive Education3
Undergraduate Professional Sequence II
READ 411Language and Literacy3
SPED 367Language-Based Strategies for Inclusive Classrooms3
Undergraduate Professional Sequence III
SPED 469Inclusive Methods for Middle and Secondary Schools3
SPED 488Promoting Prosocial Behaviors in Inclusive Settings3
Graduate Sequence
SPED 566Creating Curricular Access for Adolescents with Disabilities 23
SPED 586Educational Planning for Adolescents with Disabilities 23
Total Credits43-44
1

Or pass the MSU Health Knowledge Test available through the Center of Pedagogy.

2

Courses will also count toward graduate portion of this program.