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Bachelor of Science in Art Education

B.S.Ed in Art Education

The Department of Art and Design and the College of Education, Health and Human Studies collaboratively 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.

Art Education students will have:

  • Exceptional Art and Design 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 opportunities 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

First Year – Fall semester

  • AR 100 Drawing I (3)
  • AR 104 – Design Foundations (3)
  • UI 100 (3) – Introductory Course
  • Written Communications (3)
  • Mathematics (3)

First Year – Spring Semester

  • AR 201- Color Composition (3)
  • AR 106 -3D Design (3)
  • AR 202 – Drawing II (3)
  • Written Communications (3)
  • Natural Science with lab (4)

Second Year – Fall semester

  • AR 001 Foundation Review (0)
  • AR 330 -Papermaking and Fibers (3)
  • AH 110 – Art History I (3)
  • PY 222 -Development of the Adolescent -Behavioral Systems (3)
  • Constitution (3) and  Civics Exam
  • Humanities and Fine Arts (3) – different discipline than Art
  • Natural Science (3) different discipline

Second Year – Spring semester

  • AR323 – Art and New Technology (3) or AW 845 -summer
  • AH 210 – Art History II (3)
  • ED 280 Introduction to Teaching (3)
  • Social Science (3)
  • Oral Communication (3)
  • General Education (3)

Third Year – Fall Semester

  • AR 342 -Ceramics (3)
  • AR 332 -Sculpture (3)
  • AH 3xx-5xx OR UI 461 Issues in Modern Art (3)
  • EX 390 -Psychology and Education of the Exceptional Child (3)
  • SE 350 - Pedagogy I (3)

Third Year – Spring semester

  • AR 325 -Painting (3) or AW 851 summer
  • AR 270 – Art for the Elementary Teacher (3) (spring only)
  • SE 355 – Field 2 (3)
  • SE365 – Pedagogy 2 (3)
  • SE 307- Reading and Writing in the Content Area (3)

Fourth Year – Fall semester

  • AR 302 – Printmaking (3) (fall only)
  • AH 3xx- 5xx or UI 337 Issues in Modern Architecture (3)
  • SE 315 – Techniques of Teaching Art (3) (fall only)
  • SE 380 – Field 3 (3)
  • SE 385 – Pedagogy 3 (3)

Fourth Year – Spring Semester

  • SE 465- Student Teaching (12)
  • EF 400 -Seminar in Student Teaching (1)

Contact

573.651.2143
npalmeri@semo.edu
River Campus Seminary 104

Department of Art and Design
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Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701