Art Education (K-12) Requirements
The B.F.A. Degree in Art Education
In addition to studio foundations, colloquia, and art history requirements, students completing this degree take studio electives and professional courses in Art Education. B.F.A. Art Education candidates complete their internship requirement through student teaching and may elect to complete a research paper in Art Education. A senior who has demonstrated outstanding competency may be chosen by the Art Department faculty to present a solo exhibition. (Please note: the B.F.A. degree program in Art Education requires more than 120 credits.)

Required Courses for the Art Education Program
Included in the 60 credits of Liberal Studies are the following required courses:

I. Art Colloquia and Seminar (12 credits)
ART 190 Freshman Art Colloquium (1.5 cr. each semester)
ART 290 Sophomore Art Colloquium (1.5 cr. each semester)
ART 390 Junior Art Seminar (1.5 cr. each semester)
ART 490 Senior Art Seminar (1.5 cr. each semester)

II. Art History (12 credits)
ARH 100 Survey of Western Art (3 cr.)
One of the following (3 cr.):
ARH 110 Survey of Indian/Islamic Art
ARH 120 Survey of Eastern Art
ARH 130 Survey of African Art
Both of the following (6 cr.):
ARH 370 Twentieth Century Art in Europe (3 cr.)
ARH 375 Art Since 1945 (3 cr.)

Professional Studies
Included in the 60 credits in Professional Studies are the following required courses:

I. Professional Studio (Art Foundations) (21 credits)
ART 103Z Design Foundation I (3 cr.)
ART 104Z Design Foundation II (3 cr.)
ART 105Z Design Foundation III (3 cr.)
ART 110Z Fundamentals of Drawing (3 cr.)
ART 111Z Figure Drawing (3 cr.)
ART 120Z Fundamentals of Painting (3 cr.)
ART 130Z Fundamentals of Sculpture (3 cr.)

II. Studio Electives (33 credits)

III. Senior Thesis, Internship, Senior Project, and Exhibition (6-9 credits)
All B.F.A. candidates must register for ART 497Z Senior Project in their senior year. A candidate for the B.F.A. Art Education degree participates in a group exhibit that demonstrates a proficiency with new work based on a theme or specialization in conjunction with a group theme. Seniors who demonstrate outstanding competency may be chosen by the faculty to present a solo exhibition. B.F.A. candidates may elect to enroll in ART 494 Senior Research (3 cr.) and complete a senior thesis paper. All B.F.A. Art Education majors require an internship experience and must register for ART 495Z Internship in either their junior or senior year.


The B.S. Degree in Art Education

The Bachelor of Science degree requires 60 credits in Liberal Studies and 60 credits in
Professional Studies.
Through the B.S. program in Art Education, the student gains proficiency in the area of fine arts and, upon completion of the School of Arts & Sciences Education program registered with the State Education Department, is eligible for initial Teacher Certification: Visual Arts Grades K-12. This Art Education degree is preparatory for graduate study.

Required Courses
Included in the 60 credits of Liberal Studies are the following required courses:

I. Art Colloquia and Seminar (12 credits)
ART 190 Freshman Art Colloquium (1.5 cr. each semester)
ART 290 Sophomore Art Colloquium (1.5 cr. each semester)
ART 390 Junior Art Seminar (1.5 cr. each semester)
ART 490 Senior Art Seminar (1.5 cr. each semester)

II. Art History (9 credits)
ARH 100 Survey of Western Art (3 cr.)
One of the following (3 cr.):
ARH 110 Survey of Indian/Islamic Art
ARH 120 Survey of Eastern Art
ARH 130 Survey of African Art
One of the following (3 cr.):
ARH 370 Twentieth Century Art in Europe
ARH 375 Art Since 1945

III. Liberal Studies Electives (15 credits)
PHL 267 Philosophy of Education (3 cr.)
PSY 242 Adolescent Psychology (3 cr.)
EDU 118 Orientation to Teaching (3 cr.)
EDU 120 Education of Students with Diverse Needs (3 cr.)
EDU 211 Educational Psychology (3 cr.)

IV. Physical Education (0 credits)

PHE 169 Health, Phys. Ed and Safety for the School Aged Child

Professional Studies
Included in the 60 credits in Professional Studies are the following required courses:

I. Professional Studio (Art Foundations) (21 credits)
ART 103Z Design Foundation I (3 cr.)
ART 104Z Design Foundation II (3 cr.)
ART 105Z Design Foundation III (3 cr.)
ART 110Z Fundamentals of Drawing (3 cr.)
ART 111Z Figure Drawing (3 cr.)
ART 120Z Fundamentals of Painting (3 cr.)
ART 130Z Fundamentals of Sculpture (3 cr.)

II. Professional Studies (Education) (6-11 credits)

*EDU 370Z Field Work in Education (1 cr.)
EDU 495Z Observation and Student Teaching: Art (6-10 cr.)
* EDU 370Z is required only for students who have not completed 100 hours of fieldwork
within their other courses.

III. Studio Electives (30 credits)
Among the studio electives are the following required courses:
EDU 349Z The Teaching of Art in Secondary School (3 cr.)
EDU 359Z The Teaching of Art in Elementary School (3 cr.)
ART 370Z Computer Graphics I (3 cr.)
EDU course descriptions are in the Education section.

IV. Senior Thesis, Senior Project, and Senior Exhibition (3-6 credits)

A candidate for the B.S. degree in Art Education must register for ART 497Z Senior Project (1.5 cr. each semester) in her Senior year and participate in a group exhibition of a retrospective nature. This senior exhibition requirement should be completed before beginning student teaching. B.S. degree in Art Education candidates may elect to complete a research paper in Art Education.


NYS Initial Teacher Certification: Visual Arts K-12


Required Courses
All students who wish to complete Initial Teacher Certification: Visual Arts K-12 requirements must include the following among the 60 credits in Liberal Studies:
EDU 211 Educational Psychology (3 cr.)
PHL 267 Philosophy of Education (3 cr.)
PSY 242 Adolescent Psychology (3 cr.)
EDU 118 Orientation of Teaching (3 cr.)
EDU 120 Education of Students with Diverse Needs (3 cr.)

Professional Studies
Included in the 60 credits in Professional Studies are the following required courses:
EDU 349Z The Teaching of Art in Secondary School (3 cr.)
EDU 359Z The Teaching of Art in Elementary School (3 cr.)
*EDU 370Z Field Work in Education (1 cr.)
EDU 495Z Observation and Student Teaching: Art (6-10 cr.)
ART 370Z Computer Graphics I (3 cr.)
* EDU 370Z is required only for students who have not completed 100 hours of fieldwork within their other courses.

Physical Education

The following Physical Education course is also required for Initial Teacher Certification:
Visual Arts K-12:
PHE 169 Health, Physical Education and Safety for the School Aged Child