Major in Art Education
Students in the Art Education program are eligible for certification by the Maryland State Department of Education enabling them to teach art in Maryland in grades PreK-12. In addition to meeting the Core Curriculum requirements, students complete art education and professional education requirements. The entire program is approximately 138-139 units and takes five years to complete. The art education block is taken in the last three terms of the program.
Requirements for Admission to the Major in Art Education
Admission Requirements for Teacher Education
The Teacher Education Executive Board, representing all initial teacher education programs at Towson University, utilizes the following minimum requirements as conditions for admission into teacher education programs, maintaining candidate status and formal entry into the capstone internship. Programs may include additional requirements for admission into the program and/or the capstone internship.
The College of Education admits students either as freshmen or as undergraduate transfer students from accredited, post-secondary institutions. During the freshman and sophomore years, students are generally engaged in pre-professional courses or courses that fulfill Core Curriculum requirements, as well as all identified prerequisites (e.g., specific and sequential courses in Core Curriculum) for admission to COE screened majors and programs.
All College of Education undergraduate programs are screened majors. As an integral part of the teaching/learning experience, students work with advisers in a strategic planning process across all years at TU. Accordingly, to support student success, all COE students are required to confer prior to registration each term with their assigned advisers.
I. PROCEDURES AND REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION TO ALL TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAMS
- Complete a notarized self-disclosure criminal background form to be submitted to the major department with the application.
- Submit an application for formal admission to the program. Students seeking admission to teacher education programs must contact their department chairperson or program coordinator by 45 credit hours for program-specific procedures and requirements for admission to professional education programs.
- Document a minimum GPA of at least 3.00 during the most recent two years of the candidate’s general education. A grade of PS (Pass) is not accepted for courses required in the major/minor per the undergraduate catalog. AP credits can be applied towards requirements in the major/minor, but not towards the GPA.
II. ADDITIONAL TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
Students should apply for formal admission to the Art Education program by submitting an application that includes:
- An interview and portfolio review with the art education faculty
- GPA of at least 3.00 during the most recent two years of the candidate's education
This is a screened program. See the Admission section for information.
Minimum requirements for admission into teacher education programs, maintaining candidate status and formal entry into the capstone internship are outlined on the Standards for Teacher Education page in the Undergraduate Catalog.
|ART 101||DIGITAL TOOLS AND CONCEPTS||3|
|ART 103||2D PROCESS||3|
|ART 104||3D PROCESS||3|
|ART 211||DRAWING: OBSERVATION AND INVENTION||3|
|ART 212||VISUAL CONCEPTS||3|
|ARTH 221||SURVEY OF WESTERN ART I||3|
|ARTH 222||SURVEY OF WESTERN ART II||3|
|ART 229||PAINTING I||3|
|ART 234||PHOTO IMAGING - FILM||3|
|or ART 235||PHOTO IMAGING - CREATIVE WORKFLOW|
|ART 241||SCULPTURE I||3|
|ARTH 3xx/4xx||Any 300- or 400-level Art History Course||6|
|ART 231||CERAMICS I||3|
|ART 2xx/3xx||Any 200- or 300-level Printmaking course||3|
|ART 2xx/3xx||Any 200- or 300-level Studio Electives||6|
|Art Education Courses|
|ARED 381||MEDIA AND TECHNIQUES FOR ART TEACHERS:ELEMENTARY 1||3|
|ARED 383||MEDIA AND TECHNIQUES FOR ART TEACHERS:SECONDARY||3|
|ARED 467||FIELD EXPERIENCE IN ART EDUCATION:ELEMENTARY||2|
|ARED 468||FIELD EXPERIENCE IN ART EDUCATION:SECONDARY||2|
|ARED 475||METHODS OF TEACHING ART:ELEMENTARY||3|
|ARED 479||METHODS OF TEACHING ART:SECONDARY||3|
|ARED 481||INTERNSHIP IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION-ART||6|
|ARED 483||INTERSHIP IN SECONDARY EDUCATION - ART||6|
|ARED 485||PRO-SEMINAR IN TEACHING OF ART||3|
|PSYC 201||EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY||3|
|SCED 341||PRINCIPLES OF SECONDARY EDUCATION||4|
|SCED 200||FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION||3|
|SPED 301||INTRODUCTION TO SPECIAL EDUCATION||3|
|ARED 463||AUTHOR-ILLUSTRATOR:INTERGRATION OF VISUAL AND LANGUAGE ARTS AT THE ELEMENTARY LEVEL||3|
|ARED 464||AUTHOR-ILLUSTRATOR:INTEGRATION OF VISUAL AND LANGUAGE ARTS AT THE SECONDARY LEVEL||3|
|Additional Required Courses (taken as Core Curriculum)|
|PSYC 101||INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY||3|
|HIST 145||HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES TO THE CIVIL WAR||3|
|or HIST 146||HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES SINCE THE CIVIL WAR|
|COMM 131||PUBLIC SPEAKING||3|
Prerequisite: passing score on Praxis Core.
Suggested Five-Year Plan
Based on course availability and student needs and preferences, the selected sequences will probably vary from those presented below. Students should consult with their adviser to make the most appropriate elective choices.
|Term 1||Units||Term 2||Units|
|ART 101||3||ART 211||3|
|ART 103 (Core 4)||3||ART 212||3|
|ART 104||3||ARTH 222||3|
|ARTH 221||3||Core 2 (or Core 1)||3|
|Core 1 (or Core 2)||3||Core 3||3|
|Term 1||Units||Term 2||Units|
|ART 229||3||ART 241||3|
|ART 231||3||ART 2xx/3xx: Any Printmaking Course1||3|
|HIST 145 or 146 (Core 11)||3||COMM 131 ( Core 5)||3|
|PSYC 101 (Core 6)||3||Core 7||4|
|Term 1||Units||Term 2||Units|
|Screening occurs here (minimum 60 credits)||ART 2xx/3xx: Any Studio Elective||3|
|ART 234 or 235||3||ARTH 3xx/4xx: Any ARTH Course||3|
|ART 2xx/3xx: Any Studio Elective||3||SCED 200||3|
|ARTH 3xx/4xx: Any ARTH Course||3||Core 10||3|
|Term 1||Units||Term 2||Units||Term 3||Units||Term 4||Units|
|ARED 463||3||ARED 381||3||ARED 467||2||ARED 481||6|
|EDUC 301 (Suggested for Core 9)||3||ARED 383||3||ARED 468||2||ARED 483||6|
|PSYC 201||3||ARED 464||3||ARED 475||3||ARED 485||3|
|Core 13||3||SPED 301||3||ARED 479||3|
|SCED 341||4||Core 12||3|
|Total Units 138-139|
ART 245 suggested.
- (NAEA Standard I) Visual arts educators have a thorough understanding of the visual arts standards
- (NAEA Standard II) Visual arts educators understand student characteristics
- (NAEA Standard III) Visual arts educators understand diverse social and cultural constructions of identity
- (NAEA Standard IV) Visual arts educators make informed selections of art content and curricula
- (NAEA Standard V) Visual arts educators use knowledge of students as learners to plan appropriate instruction
- (NAEA Standard VI) Visual arts educators use contemporary technology to enhance teaching and learning
- (NAEA Standard VII) Visual arts educators conduct meaningful and appropriate assessments of student learning
- (NAEA Standard VIII) Visual arts educators systematically reflect on their own teaching practice
- (NAEA Standard IX) Visual arts educators assess program effectiveness
- (NAEA Standard XXII) Visual arts educators participate in professional development opportunities
- (NAEA Standard XXIII) Visual arts educators serve as advocates and researchers to contribute to the growth of their profession