Art Education Endorsement
Art majors interested in teaching art can choose to pursue a PreK-12 teaching endorsement. This endorsement allows you to become licensed to teach art in all grades. Art majors begin in-school practicum experiences during the fifth week of the first year on campus and continue practicum experiences systematically throughout their program until student teaching.
Our education program will give you many opportunities for classroom observation and teaching, including a full semester of student teaching. Our teacher education program is nationally accredited through CAEP.
All students seeking licensure to teach must follow the procedures for admission to teacher education and to student teaching.
Required courses for teacher licensure program (PreK-12) include the following:
All ED courses must be passed with a grade of "C" or better.
- ED 101 Exploring Teaching - 2
- ED 245 Learning and Classroom Environments - 3
- ED 275 Instructional Technology and Assessment - 3
- ED 301 Needs of Diverse Learners - 3
- ED 351 General Curriculum and Methods for Middle and Secondary Teaching - 1
- ED 395 Reading and Writing in the Content Area (6-12) - 3
- ED 401 Examining Foundations of Education - 2
- ED 411 Reflective Teaching Seminar and Portfolio - 1
- ED 461 Elementary Student Teaching (PreK-6) - 7
- ED 462 Middle/High School Student Teaching (6-12) - 7
Additional licensure requirements:
- PSYC 202 Developmental Psychology - 3
Art Education Curriculum
- VACA 121 Drawing - 4
- *VACA 131 Three-Dimensional Design - 4
- VACA 141 Foundations of Design - 4
- VACA 142 Graphic Design I - 2
- VACA 151 Photography I - 2
- VACA 222 Painting - 4
- VACA 232 Ceramics - 4
- *VACA 283 Art History: Western - 4
- *VACA 323 Printmaking and Watercolor - 4
- VACA 384 Art History: World - 2
- *VACA 397 Elementary School Art Methods - 3
- VACA 398 Secondary School Art Methods - 3
- VACA 434 Advanced Drawing - 2
- VACA 435 Advanced Painting - 2
Choose one of the following courses:
- VACA 381 Cinema and Visual Theory - 2
- VACA 382 Contemporary Art - 2
- VACA 332 Intermediate Ceramics - 2
The first of two art methods courses (VACA 397 Elementary School Art Methods or VACA 398 Secondary School Art Methods) may be taken prior to admission to teacher education. The second art methods course requires admission to teacher education and enrollment in ED 351 General Curriculum and Methods. Both VACA 397 and 398 offer Art Education majors practicum experiences in local schools. VACA 397 and VACA 398 must be passed with a grade of C or better. Teacher candidates must comply with all teacher education requirements listed in the education section.