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  • BFA Degree in Art Education
  • Art & Design

  • Art Education

    The Art Education program is designed to meet the Minnesota State requirements for teacher licensure K-12. It encourages students to establish a studio emphasis in at least one art discipline and also complete study in the areas of art history, art education methods, education, psychology, and multicultural studies. Three art method classes are required and involve students in the study of: 1) Teaching art in elementary school classroom, 2) Teaching art in secondary school classroom, and exploration of art education careers outside of the school classroom. Number three involves students in on-site experience in the FM area. On completion of all course work, and to qualify for the K-12 teaching license, individuals must student teach on both the elementary and secondary levels; 6 weeks each.

  • Fall 2013 Undergraduate Catalog - Official

    BFA Degree in Art Education (120 Credits)

    Core Requirements

    AMCS 233 Education and Multicultural America (3)
    ART 101 Basic Drawing I (4)
    ART 102 Basic Drawing II (4)
    ART 125 Foundation Design (4)
    ART 233 Global Art History I (3)
    ART 233M Global Art History I: Methods (1)
    ART 234 Global Art History II (3)
    ART 234M Global Art History II: Methods (1)
    ART 350 Methods and Materials: Art for the Elementary Classroom (3)
    ART 375 Art Methods 7-12 (3)
    ART 402 Advanced Methods: Art Education (3)
    CMST 100 Speech Communication (3)
    ED 205 Introduction to Education (3)
    ED 294 Educational Psychology (3)
    ED 310 Social Foundations of Education (3)
    ED 398 Field Experience in Secondary Education (2)
    ED 448 Reading Study Skills in the Content Areas (3)
    SPED 225 Individuals with Exceptionalities (3)


    Student must attend a Colloquium Lecture Series, Portfolio Review 1 and 2, and an Exhibition. A grade of C- must be earned in all ART courses counted towards the major. A minimum of 5 ART courses must be taken at MSUM.

    Students need to fulfill the School of Teaching and Learning's SARTE requirements in order to take the required upper level education courses.

    Restricted Electives

    (32 Credits)

    ART 203x Intro Studio (4)
    ART 203x Intro Studio (4)
    ART 203x Intro Studio (3D) (4)
    ART 203x Intro Studio (4)
    ART 203x Intro Studio (4)
    ART 303x Intermediate Studio (4)
    ART 303x or 304x Intermediate Studio (4)
    ART 303x or 304x or 305x Studio (4)

    x indicates the student may select from: A-Ceramics, B-Graphic Design, C-Painting, D-Printmaking, E-Sculpture, F-Photography, H-Drawing, K-Fiber/Textiles, L-Illustration, N-Papermaking.