The BSED prepares students to become competent, creative, and compassionate certified K-12 Visual Art Educators.

BS in Art Education K-12

The Department of Art and the College of Education collboratively designed a curriculum accredited by NCATE, the Standard of Excellence in Teacher Preparation Program, to ensure art education students are well prepared for the rewarding career of teaching art.

The art education students will have:

  • Exceptional Art faculty teaching Drawing, Painting, 2D and 3D Design, Color Composition, Sculpture, Printmaking, Fibers, Computer Graphics, and Art History
  • Art Education faculty with experience in the K-12 art classroom as their primary advisor and instructor utilizing technology integrated into the curriculum with the one to one instruction model
  • The opoprtunities to participate in multiple K-12 field experiences in local art classrooms and to student teach in the United States or abroad

Foundation Requirements (15 credits)

These 5 courses are to be taken first

  • AR 100 - Drawing I (3)
  • AR 104 - 2D Design (3)
  • AR 106 - 3D Design (3)
  • AR 201 - Color Comp (3)
  • AR 202 - Drawing II (3)
  • AR 001 - Foundation Review (0)

Core Requirements (18 credits)

  • AR 325 Painting I (3) (or AW 851 Painting Workshop)
  • AR 332 Sculpture I (3) (or AW 841 Welded Sculpture Workshop)
  • AR 330 Fibers I (3) (or AR 847 Fibers Workshop)
  • AR 342 Ceramics I (3) (or AR 841 Raku Workshop)
  • AR 302 Printmaking (3) (or AR 303 Screenprinting) offered fall semester only
  • AR 323 Art & New Technology (3) (or AW 845 Computer Art)

Art Teaching Requirements (6 Credits)

  • AR 270 Art for the Elementary Teacher (3) offered spring semester only)
  • SE 315 Techniques of Teaching Art (3) offered fall semester only)

Art History Requirements (12 credits)

  • AH 110 Art History Survey I (3) offered fall semester only
  • AH 210 Art History Survey II (3) offered spring semester only
  • UI 337, Issues of Modern Architecture (6)
    OR UI 461 Issues in Modern Art
    OR any AH 3XX-5XX

Sample Four Year Plan

Fall Semester (15 hours)

  • CL 001 Complete FOCUS (0)
  • UI 100 First Year Introductory Course (3)
  • EN 100 English Composition (3)
  • AR 104 2D Design (3)
  • MA 218 Concept of School Mathematics (3)
  • AR 100 Drawing I

Spring Semester (18 hours)

  • AR 106 3D Design (3)
  • AR 201 Color Composition (3)
  • AR 202 Drawing II
  • EN 140 Rhetoric and Critical Thinking (3)
  • LI 256 The Variety of Literature (3)
  • PS 103 US Political Systems (3)
  • Work on Foundation Review portfolio to present during semester 3 (0)

Fall Semester (18 hours)

  • CL 002 Complete FOCUS 2 (0)
  • AR 001 Foundation Review (0)
  • PY 222 Child and Adolescent Development (3)
  • AH 110 Art History I (3)
  • EC 101 Economic Problems and Politics (3)
  • US 107 American History (3)
  • AR 332 Sculpture (OR AW 841-summer only) (3)
  • PH 218 Physical Science: A process Approach (3)

Spring Semester (18 hours)

  • ED 280 Introduction to Teaching (3)
  • AH 210 Art History II (spring only) (3)
  • SC 105 Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication (3)
  • BS 218 Biological Science: A Process Approach (3)
  • AR 342 Ceramics (3)
  • OS 200 Survey of Social Science OR SE 275 Diversity in Education (3)

Fall Semester (15 hours)

  • SE 350 Pedagogy I-Principles of Effective Teaching (3)
  • EX 390 Psychology and Education of the Exceptional Child (3)
  • UI 461 Issues in Modern Art (fall only) (3)
  • AR 302 Printmaking (3)
  • AR 323 Art and New Technology
  • CL 003 Student gain information about career planning and job searching resources

Spring Semester (18 hours)

  • SE 355 Field Experience 2 (3)
  • SE 365 Pedagogy II-Secondary School Interdisciplinary Methods and Technology (3)
  • SE 307 Reading and Writing in the Content Area
  • UI 337 Issues in Modern Architecture (spring only) (3)
  • AR 330 Fibers (3)
  • AR 270 Art for the Elementary Teacher (spring only) (3)

Fall Semester (15 hours)

  • SE 380 Field Experience 3 (fall only) (3)
  • SE 385 Pedagogy III-MSE Advanced Methods of Middle and Secondary Teaching (fall only) (3)
  • SE 315 Techniques of Teaching Art (fall only) (3)
  • AR 325 Painting (3)
  • UI 3XX-4XX-5XX (3)
  • CL 004 Student develops a cover letter and tailoring a resume to ensure preparedness for successful job search

Spring Semester (13 hours)

  • EF 400 Student Teaching Seminar (1)
  • SE 465 Student Teaching (3)
  • Student Teaching (3)
  • Student Teaching (3)
  • Student Teaching (3)

Contact

573.651.2143
jvinyard@semo.edu
River Campus Seminary 104A

Department of Art
One University Plaza, MS 7825
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701