Major in Art Education

Students in the Art Education program are eligible to apply 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

  1. Complete a self-disclosure criminal background form to be submitted to the major department with the application. 
  2. 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.
  3. A cumulative/overall GPA of 3.00 or higher is required for admission to an initial licensure teacher education program.

    1. Applicants with a GPA between 2.50 - 2.99 may be admitted conditionally if they provide evidence of passing scores on a Basic Skills Assessment* as identified by the Maryland State Department of Education (i.e. SAT, ACT, GRE, Praxis Core) and receive approval from the department chairperson/program coordinator.

      *Candidates may apply for a test waiver directly to the department. Such waivers should only be granted if it is predicted, based on the individual candidate’s transcript data, that the candidate’s final cumulative/overall GPA will be above a 3.00.

 

II. ADDITIONAL TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

​Students should apply for formal admission to the Art Education program by submitting an application that includes: 

  1. An interview and portfolio review with the art education faculty.

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. 

First-Level Foundation
ART 101DIGITAL TOOLS AND CONCEPTS3
ART 1032D PROCESS3
ART 1043D PROCESS3
ART 211DRAWING: OBSERVATION AND INVENTION3
ART 212VISUAL CONCEPTS3
ARTH 221SURVEY OF WESTERN ART I3
ARTH 222SURVEY OF WESTERN ART II3
Second-Level Foundation
ART 229PAINTING I3
ART 234PHOTO IMAGING - FILM3
or ART 235 PHOTO IMAGING - CREATIVE WORKFLOW
ART 241SCULPTURE I3
ARTH 3xx/4xxAny 300- or 400-level Art History Course6
Studio Requirements
ART 231CERAMICS I3
ART 2xx/3xxAny 200- or 300-level Printmaking course3
ART 2xx/3xxAny 200- or 300-level Studio Electives6
Art Education Courses
First Term:
ARED 381MEDIA AND TECHNIQUES FOR ART TEACHERS:ELEMENTARY 13
ARED 383MEDIA AND TECHNIQUES FOR ART TEACHERS:SECONDARY3
Second Term:
ARED 467FIELD EXPERIENCE IN ART EDUCATION:ELEMENTARY2
ARED 468FIELD EXPERIENCE IN ART EDUCATION:SECONDARY2
ARED 475METHODS OF TEACHING ART:ELEMENTARY3
ARED 479METHODS OF TEACHING ART:SECONDARY3
Third Term:
ARED 481INTERNSHIP IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION-ART6
ARED 483INTERSHIP IN SECONDARY EDUCATION - ART6
ARED 485PRO-SEMINAR IN TEACHING OF ART3
Professional Courses
PSYC 201EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY3
SCED 341PRINCIPLES OF SECONDARY EDUCATION4
SCED 200FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION3
SPED 301INTRODUCTION TO SPECIAL EDUCATION3
ARED 463AUTHOR-ILLUSTRATOR:INTERGRATION OF VISUAL AND LANGUAGE ARTS AT THE ELEMENTARY LEVEL3
ARED 464AUTHOR-ILLUSTRATOR:INTEGRATION OF VISUAL AND LANGUAGE ARTS AT THE SECONDARY LEVEL3
Additional Required Courses (taken as Core Curriculum)
PSYC 101INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY3
HIST 145HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES TO THE CIVIL WAR3
or HIST 146 HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES SINCE THE CIVIL WAR
COMM 131PUBLIC SPEAKING3
Total Units107
1

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.

Freshman
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
ART 1013ART 2113
ART 103 (Core 4)3ART 2123
ART 1043ARTH 2223
ARTH 2213Core 2 (or Core 1)3
Core 1 (or Core 2)3Core 33
 15 15
Sophomore
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
ART 2293ART 2413
ART 2313ART 2xx/3xx: Any Printmaking Course13
HIST 145 or 146 (Core 11)3COMM 131 ( Core 5)3
PSYC 101 (Core 6)3Core 74
Core 143 
 15 13
Junior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
Screening occurs here (minimum 60 credits)ART 2xx/3xx: Any Studio Elective3
ART 234 or 2353ARTH 3xx/4xx: Any ARTH Course3
ART 2xx/3xx: Any Studio Elective3SCED 2003
ARTH 3xx/4xx: Any ARTH Course3Core 103
Core 83-4 
 12-13 12
Senior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
ARED 4633ARED 3813
EDUC 301 (Suggested for Core 9)3ARED 3833
PSYC 2013ARED 4643
Core 133SPED 3013
 SCED 3414
 12 16
Fifth Year
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
ARED 4672ARED 4816
ARED 4682ARED 4836
ARED 4753ARED 4853
ARED 4793 
Core 123 
 13 15
Total Units 138-139
1

ART 245 suggested.

  1. (NAEA Standard I) Visual arts educators have a thorough understanding of the visual arts standards
  2. (NAEA Standard II) Visual arts educators understand student characteristics
  3. (NAEA Standard III) Visual arts educators understand diverse social and cultural constructions of identity
  4. (NAEA Standard IV) Visual arts educators make informed selections of art content and curricula
  5. (NAEA Standard V) Visual arts educators use knowledge of students as learners to plan appropriate instruction
  6. (NAEA Standard VI) Visual arts educators use contemporary technology to enhance teaching and learning
  7. (NAEA Standard VII) Visual arts educators conduct meaningful and appropriate assessments of student learning
  8. (NAEA Standard VIII) Visual arts educators systematically reflect on their own teaching practice
  9. (NAEA Standard IX) Visual arts educators assess program effectiveness
  10. (NAEA Standard XXII) Visual arts educators participate in professional development opportunities
  11. (NAEA Standard XXIII) Visual arts educators serve as advocates and researchers to contribute to the growth of their profession