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.
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 five ART courses must be taken at MSUM.
The BFA in Art Education provides students with the skills and knowledge to design and deliver art instruction in the grade school system or other venues such as museums, youth centers, elder care facilities etc. Qualifications for teacher licensure in Minnesota or North Dakota will require one additional semester of student-teaching/coursework.
Students must complete a minimum of twenty ART 203A-203N studio credits encompassing at least four credits of three dimensional media. Students must also complete at least four credits in intermediate studio, ART 303A-303N, four credits in intermediate studio, ART 303/304A-N, and four credits in ART 303/304/305A-N.
Natasha Smith talks about her experience