Degree Requirements: 134 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.