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

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.

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).

General Education Requirements

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World Languages and Cultures Requirements

A. New Student Seminar
GNED 199New Student Seminar1
C. Communication
1. Writing 3
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 106Creative Thinking through Mathematics3
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 200 in the Teacher Education sequence.0
L. Interdisciplinary Studies
Fulfilled by SASE 210 in the Teacher Education sequence.0
Total Credits21

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

World Languages
AMSL 101Beginning American Sign Language I3
World Cultures
Fulfilled by ARHT 101 in the major.
Total Credits3

Program Requirements

General Education Requirements21
World Languages and Cultures Requirements3
Major Requirements60
Teacher Education Program Requirements36
Free Electives
Total Credits120

Major Requirements

Requirements for the graduate portion of this combined program can be found here.
Core Requirements
ARFD 100Perceptual Drawing3
ARFD 101Surface3
ARFD 103Color and Light3
ARFD 104Space3
ARFD 106Digital Literacy3
ARFD 200Time3
VIST 102Visual Culture3
Studio Requirements
ARST 201Objects in Clay3
ARST 2023D and Extended Media3
ARST 204Painting3
ARST 205Photography3
ARST 206Printmaking3
ARST 301Integrative Studio I3
ARST 311Integrative Studio II3
ARST 401Integrative Studio III3
ARST 411Integrative Studio IV3
Concentration Requirements
ARED 301Foundations of Methods and Curriculum in Art Education I: P-123
VIST 105Global Foundations in Art and Visual Culture3
VIST 106Modern Visions 1400-19453
VIST 109Special Topics in Global Art Cultures3
Total Credits60

Teacher Ed Program Requirements (P-12, Bachelors/MAT) 

Teacher Ed Pre-Requisites
EDFD 200Psychological Foundations of Education3
or PSYC 200 Educational Psychology
or FSHD 216 Adolescent Development
SASE 210Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling3
Undergraduate Professional Sequence I
SASE 320Curriculum Design for Inclusive Classrooms3
SASE 321Assessment Practices for Inclusive Classrooms3
SPED 279Foundation and Philosophy of Inclusive Education3
Undergraduate Professional Sequence II
SASE 322Language and Learning in Content Area Teaching3
SPED 469Inclusive Methods for Middle and Secondary Schools3
Undergraduate Professional Sequence III
SPED 483Advanced Inclusive Methods for Middle and Secondary Schools3
SPED 488Promoting Prosocial Behaviors in Inclusive Settings3
Graduate Sequence
SPED 566Creating Curricular Access for Adolescents with Disabilities 13
SPED 586Educational Planning for Adolescents with Disabilities 13
SPED 690Action Research in Inclusive Settings 13
Total Credits36

This recommended five-year plan is provided as an outline for students to follow in order to complete their degree requirements within five years.  This plan is a recommendation and students should only use it in consultation with their academic advisor.

Fifth year courses are taken at the graduate level, after matriculation into the graduate portion of this combined degree program.


Plan of Study Grid
First Year
GENERAL EDUCATION: (A) New Student Seminar 1
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C2) Literature 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C3) Communication 3
Third Year
SASE 320 Curriculum Design for Inclusive Classrooms 3
SASE 321 Assessment Practices for Inclusive Classrooms 3
SPED 279 Foundation and Philosophy of Inclusive Education 3
SASE 322 Language and Learning in Content Area Teaching 3
SPED 469 Inclusive Methods for Middle and Secondary Schools 3
Fourth Year
SPED 483 Advanced Inclusive Methods for Middle and Secondary Schools 3
SPED 488 Promoting Prosocial Behaviors in Inclusive Settings 3
SPED 566 Creating Curricular Access for Adolescents with Disabilities 3
SPED 586 Educational Planning for Adolescents with Disabilities 3
SPED 690 Action Research in Inclusive Settings 3
 Total Credits40

Plan of Study Grid
Fifth Year
SASE 526 Seminar in Inclusive Pedagogies 3
SASE 527 Clinical Practice I 3
SPED 584 Assessment in Special Education and Classroom Practice 3
Teaching Methods Course 3-4
SASE 529 Clinical Practice II 6
SASE 543 Advanced Seminar in Inclusive Pedagogies 3
 Total Credits21-22