The art education program is designed for students interested in pursuing a teaching career with a balanced preparation in both two and three dimensional experiences.   This program, together with the requirements of the College of Education, provides the courses necessary to obtain a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with teacher certification.

Foundations of Art Education I is predominantly for K-6 pre-service teachers, while Foundations of Art Education II is for secondary pre-service teachers. Both are required for teacher certification in art. There are two courses offered in art education: Foundations of Art Education I and Foundations of Art Education II.


Art Education Courses

ART 4303: Foundations of Art Education I
Art 4303 is the art “methods” course offered to pre-service K-6 teachers and the first of two art education classes taken by art education pre-service teachers. This course will help you solidify your teaching and learning philosophy through discussions on classroom management, art’s role in society (past, present, and future), lesson preparation with an interdisciplinary and issues-based (art with content) focus on art and general pedagogy. The major focus will be on studio art. Also included, will be sections on aesthetics and criticism, art history, with instruction in classroom management, human diversity and professional development.

ART 4403: Foundations of Art Education II
Prerequisites: ART 1113 and ART 1123
This is the second of two art education classes taken by art education pre-service teachers. This course will help prepare you for student teaching by further solidifying your teaching and learning philosophy with discussions on the following: art’s role in society (past, present, and future), lesson preparation with an interdisciplinary and issues-based (art with content) focus on art pedagogy (using state (TEKS) and national standards) and effective assessment strategies. There will also be a focus on studio art with considerable time spent on different art techniques, and sections on aesthetics and criticism, art history, art classroom management, and professional development. Objectives for this course are partially derived from Texas’ Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities Standards (EC-Grade 12) and MSU’s Reference Guide for Observing and Assessing Student Teachers.

 

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