Art Education B.S.
Degree Requirements: 133 Credit Hours
The Art Education program equips students to become model teachers to meet the evolving needs of educational environments. Similar in structure to the BA-ART (Concentration in Visual Art) degree, students explore a variety of art media and art history courses to assist the student in realization of personal ideas, art making skills, and imagery. In addition, students take a series of education and art method courses to build a knowledge base connecting educational processes and interdisciplinary understanding of relationships among the arts, sciences, and humanities. In order to apply art competencies in teaching situations, students integrate art and design instruction toward curriculum building. Students acquire the ability to prepare appropriate lessons to teach students from grades P12. The program fosters an environment of academic, cultural (artistic), and leadership in Art Education by exploring avenues to reach different learners and settings, incorporate critical thinking, and reflect on educational theory.
The campus is located within the city limits of Savannah, Georgia, which inherently provides ample opportunities for art students to partner with local art educators, work within museums, and connect with gallery programming in and around the city. Numerous art and art education resources are within a half-day driving distance from the campus.
See Core Curriculum for required courses in Area A1 through Area E.
|General Requirements (Core Areas A - E)||42|
|Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major|
|ART 1010||Drawing I||3|
|ART 1020||2D Art and Design Foundations||3|
|ART 1030||3D Art and Design Foundations||3|
|ARTH 2531||Art History I||3|
|EDUC 2110||Investigating Critical and Contemporary Issues in Education||3|
|EDUC 2130||Exploring Learning and Teaching||3|
|ART 1011||Drawing II||3|
|ART 2230||Ceramics: Introduction||3|
|ART 3330||New Media Design||3|
|ARTH 2532||Art History II||3|
|ARTH 4531||Contemporary Art||3|
|ARTS 2011||Introduction to Painting||3|
|ARTS 2040||Intro to Darkroom Photography||3|
|ARTS 2400||Introduction to Fibers||3|
|ARTS 3020||Intermediate Painting (Intermediate Painting)||3|
|ARTS 3400||Introduction to Printmaking||3|
|ARTS 3700||Figure Sculpture||3|
|ARTS 5300||Issues in Art Education||3|
|ARTS 5400||Art in the Elementary Grades||3|
|ARTS 5410||Art for Middle and Secondary Grades||3|
|Six credit hours of upper division studio courses from one of the following areas: ceramics and ceramic sculpture, drawing and painting, fibers, graphic design, or photography.||6|
|ARTS 3760||Internship I-Pre-Student Teach 1||1|
|ARTS 4760||Internship II--Student Teac 1||12|
|EDUC 2120||Exploring Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Diversity in Educational Contexts||3|
|ITEC 5233||Foundations of Technology-Enabled Learning||3|
|SPED 3333||Introduction to Special Education||3|
|Total Credit Hours||134|
Must be admitted into teacher education to enroll in these courses.
Other Program Requirements
- All ART/ARTH/ARTS courses required in the program of study must be completed with a grade of C or better. To fulfill the prerequisites for any ARTS/ART/ARTH course students must obtain a grade of C or better in each prerequisite course.
- Georgia Assessment for the Certification of Educators (GACE) Program Admission Assessments or exemption scores; Admission to Candidacy; evidence of professional tort liability insurance valid for a period of less than three (3) years from the date of Admission to Candidacy or exemption; GACE content area examination passed; admission to Internship II; Georgia Professional Standards Commission Pre-Service Certificate; content pedagogy assessment; senior exhibition; gallery-talk.
Every student enrolled in a degree program in the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art is advised by an advisor located in the Carroll Building, Room 2244, (912) 478-7740.