Jun 19, 2018  
2017-2018 School of Arts & Sciences 
2017-2018 School of Arts & Sciences

Art Education, B.S.

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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.

Required Courses

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

I. Art Colloquia and Seminar - 12 Credits


B.F.A. Art Education majors must pass all colloquia and seminars with a minimum grade of C-.

II. Art History - 9 Credits

Professional Studies

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

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


* 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 course descriptions are in the Education  section.

* Students in the Education Department gain valuable experience working in classrooms observing, assisting, and teaching school aged children under the supervision of experienced teachers. Fieldwork is required in designated courses and must be completed before student teaching, which is done during the final semester of study. Faculty assist in securing placements and provide supervision for these experiences. Students are required to obtain fingerprinting clearance by the NY State Education Department prior to working in most school districts.

IV. 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  and ART 499Z - Senior Project II  (1.5 cr. each semester) in her Senior year and participate in a group exhibition. This senior exhibition requirement should be completed before beginning student teaching.

Model Freshman Program

Spring - 16.5 Credits

4+1 Undergraduate and Graduate Program

Students interested in earning a M.A. in Art Education can apply for the accelerated 5-year program. This program allows students to complete the B.F.A in Art Education and M.A. in Art Education in 5 years. Upon completion of the B.F.A. degree, students will qualify for the Initial New York State Teaching Certification in the Visual Arts K-12, and upon completion of the M.A. degree, students will have fulfilled the academic requirements for the Professional New York State Teaching Certification in The Visual Arts K-12. 

Accelerated M.A. in Art Education   

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