Sep 26, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Art Education, B.F.A.


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The Art Education program offers two tracks for students to develop their teaching skills. One track is the traditional model of art teacher preparation with a focus on students meeting the certification requirements for K-12 teaching in the state of Georgia. Another option for study in Art Education has a focus on preparing students to teach in a community-based arts organization or museum. The primary difference in the student’s experience will be the setting in which they complete most of their observation hours, practicum, and internship. Otherwise, developing effective methods for teaching art is the goal for both programs.

Application to the B.F.A. program in Art Education should occur upon completion of the 18 semester hours required in Area F as well as the introductory art education course AE 4200  . Admission to the major takes place at the mid point of the second semester in the program during which students are taking AE 4400 .

Admission to B.F.A. in Art Education

To apply to the Art Education certification track, students must have:

  • passed the portfolio review of artwork professionally presented in an electronic portfolio or PowerPoint
  • received at least “Good” in all dispositional ratings
  • earned a 2.5 overall cumulative GPA
  • earned a 3.0 GPA in all art content courses
  • passed GACE Program Admission Assessment or have been exempted from the GACE Program Admission Assessment (SAT Score 1000 or more: verbal and math combined; or ACT Score of 33 or higher: math and English combined). When registering for the assessment, program entry candidates must add their program provider (Georgia State University - school code 5090) as a score recipient when registering or we will not receive notification of completion of the assessment
  • provided proof of completing the Georgia Educator Ethics - Program Entry (360) Assessment, although there is no Pass/Fail grade assigned. Program entry candidates must add their program provider (Georgia State University) as a score recipient when registering or we will not receive notification of completion of the assessment

To apply to the Art Education non-certification community-based teaching track, students must have:

  • passed the portfolio review of artwork professionally presented in an electronic portfolio or PowerPoint
  • received at least “Good” in all dispositional ratings
  • earned a 2.5 overall cumulative GPA
  • earned a 3.0 GPA in all art content courses
  • submitted an essay detailing goals and reasons for wishing to teach in a community-based program

Guidelines for the Entry-to-the-Major Review will be distributed during Art Education courses and posted in the Art Education area. Art Education faculty will assist students in preparing their pre-teaching certification and portfolio requirements for admission. In the event that a student is not accepted into the Art Education certification track, or is accepted with pending status, the student will not be allowed to take any further Art Education courses until the issue for admission to the major is resolved. If the issue cannot be resolved within the second semester of the program students may elect to complete a degree in Art Education with a focus on community-based art education settings or museums, which does not lead to a teaching certification, or consider other degree options. In the community-based track, students complete the last ten hours of the Art Education program in an alternative teaching setting rather than in public schools.

Once admitted to the Art Education program, students should maintain continual contact with the school and should submit an “Intent to Student Teach” form for the following year. Failure to submit the “Intent to Student Teach” form may result in a delay in student teaching placement and graduation.

Minors

Students seeking the B.F.A. in Art Education may not seek a minor.

 

Degree Requirements


Areas A-E: Core Curriculum Recommendations


Area B: Cross-cultural Art History courses may be offered in this area as sections of: 

Area C: Students may select one Art History survey in Area C.

Area F: Courses Appropriate to the Major (18 Hours)


Studio Requirements (12 Hours)


Art History Requirements (6 Hours)


Area G: Major Courses


A grade of C- or higher must be earned in all required courses.

A grade of B- or higher is required in all Art Education courses, and a GPA of 3.0 is required for all art content courses.

In order to graduate, students must have taken the CTW course required for this concentration (AE 4200 ). This course should be taken at the appropriate time, as described below.

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