Art Education K-12

Concentration in Art Education (46–54 credits)
In addition to minor in Education (See Education), students are required to complete the following courses:


_____ ART 119 Design: 3D/Drawing (4) (Sculpture and Drawing Studio)

_____ ART 208 Non-Western Art History (4)

_____ ART219 Introduction to Ceramics (4)

_____ ART 248 Sophomore Topics (Fall semester) (4)

_____ ART 300 Modern Contemporary Art (4) (Spring semester)

_____ ART 344 Critical Theory (4) (taken Fall semester of senior year)

_____ ART 351 Senior Studio Thesis (4) (taken Fall semester of senior year)

_____ ART 355 Senior Thesis Exhibit (1)

NOTE: Students concentrating in K-12 art education are required to have experience in SIX OR MORE diverse art studio areas, with emphasis in at least TWO. Six specific introductory studio areas are required as follows:

  1. DRAWING - ART 119 (counts as an introductory Drawing studio course)
  2. SCULPTURE - ART 119 (counts as an introductory Sculpture studio course)
  3. FIBER ARTS – EDUC 340 (introductory Fiber Arts is covered in this Education requirement)

Following are the courses that complete your six introductory studio areas:

  1. PAINTING – ART 215 Painting I (4)
  2. GRAPHIC ARTS – ART 217 Photography I (4)
  3. COMPUTER GRAPHICS - ART 218 Computer Art I (4) OR ART 262 Digital Video (4)

Choose TWO AREAS OF EMPHASIS from the following options:

  1. DRAWING: ___________ ART 214 Drawing I (4)
  2. SCULPTURE: ___________ ART 216 Sculpture I (4) OR ART 219 Ceramics I (4) and ART 319 Ceramics II (4) (*Both Ceramics courses must be taken for the emphasis.)
  3. FIBER ARTS - not available as an emphasis
  4. PAINTING: ___________ ART 315 Painting II (4)
  5. GRAPHIC ARTS: ___________ ART 317 Photography II (prereq. ART 217) (4)
  6. COMPUTER GRAPHICS: ___________ ART 318 Computer Art II (4) OR ART 362 Digital Video II (4)

(47 Total Art Credits)


_______EDUC 111 Introduction to Teaching and Learning in a Diverse World [Gender Flag] (4 credits)

______ Service Learning Field Experience

_______First-Year Teacher Shadow Field Experience

_______EDUC 109 Chemical Use and Abuse (1 credit)

_______EDUC 203 Human Development: Typical and Exceptional (4 credits) (Pre-req: EDUC 111)

_______EDUC 213 Clinical Experience: 5-12/K-12 Diversity Immersion (1 or 2 cr.) (Pre-req: EDUC 111 and First-Year Teacher Shadow) (Take concurrently with EDUC 203 or 310)

_______EDUC 310 Educational Psychology [SSU and Quantitative Flag] (4 credits) (Pre-req: EDUC 111 and PPST)

_______EDUC 315 Elementart Art K-6 (1-2 Credits) (Pre-req: EDUC 111 and MTLE asic SKills Exams)

_______EDUC 340 Art Education K-12 (spring of even years) (4 credits) (Pre-req: EDUC 310 and acceptance into EDUC Program)

_______EDUC 352 Teaching Reading in the Middle/Secondary Classroom (1-2 Credits) (Pre-req: EDUC)

_______EDUC 359 Issues in Education K-12 (Take semester prior to student teaching) (1 credit) (Pre-req: unconditional acceptance into the Education Program)

_______EDUC 363 Student Teaching K-12 (16 credits – for Art, Music and Languages) (Pre-req: successful completion of all major courses and Education courses and requirements)

_______EDUC 390 Human Relations [Ethics Common Seminar] (4 credits) (Pre-req: EDUC 310 and acceptance into Education Program)

_______COMM 200 Public Speaking Basics (or equivalent)

_______A score of 24 out of 30 points on the Writing Assessment in EDUC 111

_______Passing scores on the Minnesota Teacher Liscensure Basic Skills Exams (MTLE--Reading, Writing and Mathematics)

_______Passing scores on the Minnesota Teacher Liscensure Exams (MTLE) (Pedagogy and Content Exams)

Special Requirements
Students concentrating in art education are required to have two areas of emphasis, which are met by taking additional approved courses in the areas of drawing, sculpture (including ceramics), painting, graphic arts (including photography or printmaking) or computer graphics.  Students concentrating in art education may receive special credit toward core and upper division requirements. Please contact the department chair.

List of course descriptions