A Combined Degree program enables undergraduate students to enroll in graduate courses in their senior year, which can be counted towards the completion of both their Bachelor's and Master's degree requirements. The ability to take these "swing courses" allows students to earn both their Bachelor's and Master's degrees in a shortened period of time, typically within five years of intensive study. Undergraduate students interested in this option can find more information regarding program requirements on the University's Combined Programs website.
The Combined Degree with 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).
Program Requirements Overview
|General Education Requirements||21|
|World Languages and Cultures Requirements||3|
|Teacher Education Program Requirements||36|
Requirements for the graduate portion of this combined program can be found here.
|ARFD 100||Perceptual Drawing||3|
|ARFD 103||Color and Light||3|
|ARFD 106||Digital Literacy||3|
|VIST 102||Visual Culture||3|
|ARST 201||Objects in Clay||3|
|ARST 202||3D and Extended Media||3|
|ARST 301||Integrative Studio I||3|
|ARST 402||Integrative Studio II||3|
|ARST 403||Integrative Studio III||3|
|ARST 411||Integrative Studio IV||3|
|ARED 301||Foundations of Methods and Curriculum in Art Education I: P-12||3|
|VIST 105||Global Foundations in Art and Visual Culture||3|
|VIST 106||Modern Visions 1400-1945||3|
|VIST 109||Special Topics in Global Art Cultures||3|
Teacher Education Program Requirements
Teacher Education Program Requirements for Combined Degree Programs with Subject Area P-12 and Teacher of Students with Disabilities Certifications
General Education Requirements
Click here for a list of courses that fulfill General Education categories.
|A. New Student Seminar|
|GNED 199||New Student Seminar||1|
|D. Fine and Performing Arts|
|Perceptual Drawing (Fulfilled in the major.)|
|1. Great Works and Their Influences|
|Global Foundations in Art and Visual Culture (Fulfilled in the major.)|
|G. Computer Science|
|Digital Literacy (Fulfilled in the major.)|
|MATH 106||Creative Thinking through Mathematics||3|
|I. Natural Science Laboratory|
|Complete a 4 credit Natural Science Laboratory course that also fulfills the Teacher Education Health/Hygiene requirement.||4|
|J. Physical Education|
|Complete a 1 credit Physical Education course.||1|
|K. Social Science|
|2. Global Cultural Perspectives||3|
|3. Social Science Perspectives|
|Psychological Foundations of Education (Fulfilled in the Teacher Education sequence.)|
|L. Interdisciplinary Studies|
|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(s)
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.
|GENERAL EDUCATION: (A) New Student Seminar||1||GENERAL EDUCATION: (C2) Literature||3|
|GENERAL EDUCATION: (C1) Writing||3||GENERAL EDUCATION: (C3) Communication||3|
|SASE 320||3||SASE 322||3|
|SASE 321||3||SPED 469||3|
|SPED 483||3||SPED 566||3|
|SPED 488||3||SPED 586||3|
|Total Credits 40|
|SASE 526||3||SASE 529||6|
|SASE 527||3||SASE 543||3|
|Teaching Methods Course||3-4|
|Total Credits 21-22|