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.

Credit Hours
General Requirements (Core Areas A - E)42
Additional Requirements4
Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major
ART   1010Drawing I 3
ART   10202D Art and Design Foundations3
ART   10303D Art and Design Foundations3
ARTH   2531Art History I 3
EDUC   2110Investigating Critical and Contemporary Issues in Education 3
EDUC   2130Exploring Learning and Teaching 3
Major Requirements
ART   1011Drawing II 3
ART   2230Ceramics: Introduction3
ART   3330New Media Design 3
ARTH   2532Art History II 3
ARTH   4531Contemporary Art 3
ARTS   2011Introduction to Painting3
ARTS   2040Intro to Darkroom Photography3
ARTS   2400Introduction to Fibers3
ARTS   3020Intermediate Painting (Intermediate Painting)3
ARTS   3400Introduction to Printmaking3
ARTS   3700Figure Sculpture3
ARTS   5300Issues in Art Education3
ARTS   5400Art in the Elementary Grades3
ARTS   5410Art for Middle and Secondary Grades3
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
Other Requirements
ARTS   3760Internship I-Pre-Student Teach 11
ARTS   4760Internship II--Student Teac 112
EDUC   2120Exploring Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Diversity in Educational Contexts 3
ITEC   5233Foundations of Technology-Enabled Learning3
SPED   3333Introduction to Special Education 3
Total Credit Hours134

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.

Advisement

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.