Art Education B.S.

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.

Credit Hours
General Requirements (Core Areas A - E)42
Additional Requirements4
Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major18
Drawing I
2D Art and Design Foundations
3D Art and Design Foundations
Art History I
Investigating Critical and Contemporary Issues in Education
Exploring Learning and Teaching
Major Requirements48
Drawing II
Ceramics: Introduction
New Media Design
Art History II
Post-Modern Art
Introduction to Fibers
Print, Paper, Book Arts: Introduction
Figure Sculpture
Issues in Art Education
Art in the Elementary Grades
Art for Middle and Secondary Grades
15 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.
Other Requirements 22
Internship I-Pre-Student Teach 1
Internship II--Student Teac 1
Exploring Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Diversity in Educational Contexts
Foundations of Technology-Enabled Learning
Introduction to Special Education
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.


Undergraduate Academic Advisement at Georgia Southern is provided to all degree-seeking undergraduate students by professional advisors. Academic Advisors are located on all three Georgia Southern University campuses. Students are required to meet with their assigned Academic Advisor at least once a semester. For more information visit the Academic Advisement catalog page.