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B.S. in Art Education

Admission Requirements

Students apply to the art education program while enrolled in or after completing ARTE 301 Art Education Concepts and Contexts by completing the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development (FSEHD) online application (see link below) and following the FSEHD admission application instructions. The Department of Art forwards recommendations to FSEHD through this online application. Applicants are then formally accepted into both the FSEHD and to the teacher preparation program in art education

For acceptance into the teacher preparation program in art education, students must fulfill the following requirements by the end of the semester in which they apply for admission:

  1. All FSEHD admission requirements. Please refer to the FSEHD section of this catalog and see the assement admissions webpage.
  2. Art education program-specific admission requirements:
    1. Completion of a plan of study approved by assigned advisor.
    2. Completion of a Declaration of Major Form.
    3. Completion of six studio foundations courses (ART 101, ART 104, ART 105, ART 107, ART 114, ART 204 or ART 205), with a minimum grade of B- in each course.
    4. Completion of ARTE 301 Art Education Concepts and Contexts, with a minimum grade of B-.
    5. Three letters of recommendation from art faculty: one from the student’s 2-D or 3-D synthesis instructor, one from the student’s ARTE 301 instructor, and one from another art studio or art history faculty member.
    6. Submission of Art Content Portfolio.

Note: For information on transferring credit for art studio courses taken at another institution or credit for advanced placement courses, see Transfer Portfolio Guidelines at or obtain guidelines in the main office of ALEX AND ANI Hall.

Retention Requirements

  1. A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 each semester.

  2. Completion of all required studio art and art history courses and all teacher education courses with a minimum grade of B-.

  3. Completion ofARTE 407 and ARTE 409, with a minimum grade of B in each course.

  4. In order to student teach, students must successfully complete the FSEHD and the art education program requirements for a Preparing to Teach Portfolio; students must then complete all Student Teaching requirements.
    See the teacher candidates webpage.

The Art Education Advisory Committee will review records of students who do not maintain this criteria. Such students may be dismissed from the program.

Course Requirements

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Page last updated: June 30, 2020