Apr 20, 2019  
2011-2012 University Catalogue 
2011-2012 University Catalogue [Archived Catalogue]

Art and Design Education Pre-certification Concentration

James Savoie
Interim Chair

For admission questions or to set up an interview contact:

Jane Pap
Senior Secretary

The Pre-certification Concentration in Art and Design Education is designed to permit a student majoring in an art or design field to use his or her undergraduate years as a key step toward certification (licensure) as a K-12 Art or Design teacher. Students who declare and complete the Pre-certification Concentration may be approved to do state-required student teaching in the year following their graduation with a BFA degree, and thus earn the license with a ninth semester of enrollment. Pre-certification Concentration students may also seek admission to the University’s Master of Arts in Teaching - Visual Arts program and be able normally to complete the master’s degree in three additional semesters.

Sophomore Year Credits: 10

Senior Year Credits: 12

Post-baccalaureate Teacher Program Credits: 12

Students will not be allowed to student teach unless they have successfully completed AEDU 509 Professional Writing Intensive.

Required Studio Electives

Pre-certification students should complete at least three upper-level credits in a two-dimensional medium if their major is in a three-dimensional area, and vice versa. Other studio work must include at least one course each in photography, computer with graphics applications, painting, drawing, ceramics, and printmaking. An art history course, other than Western, is required. AEDU 533, AEDU 541, AEDU 542, and AEDU 560 fulfill Art Education and studio elective requirements outside of the major program.