Department of Art + Design,
Art History, Art Education
Art Education Major
Art Education is a screened major. The prerequisites and procedures for screening are listed below.
1. Screening to become an art education major will take place the last Friday in September and the last Friday in February. Students may apply in the fall of their junior year having achieved a minimum of 60 credit hours or in the spring of their junior year with a minimum of 72 credit hours on their transcript.
2. Post-Bacc or second bachelor degree students screen with the undergraduates for admission into the program. The Registrar’s office will notify the art education area of any applications applying for the certification program in art education. Screening will take place on a rolling bases, which will result in official notification to the Registrar’s office to admit/deny the applications into the program. The number of students allowed into the program will be determined each semester by the total number of undergraduate students already accepted.
3. Students must provide documentation of a passing score of 527 in Praxis I, a minimum score of 24 on ACT, or accepted SAT score as determined by test taking date in CPP website. Passing scores must be included in a student’s file to be considered for screening. No student will be considered for screening without one of these three scores. Students who have taken the Praxis I, but are waiting for test score results, will be considered for screening. A final screening decision will not be made until these passing text scores are produced.
4. A portfolio of visual work must be present in the ARED student file folder before the screening date. A minimum of 10 and maximum of 20 works will be presented on either a CD or thumb drive for committee review. A combination of 2D and 3D work must be presented. Only resent work completed at the university or junior college level will be accepted. No high school work will be accepted.
5. A short oral interview will take place at the time of the screening. Data from this interview will be taken into consideration as part of the total screening score and acceptance into the program.
6. Students must have an overall GPA of 2.75 to go through the screening process.
Requirements for admission into the major are as follows:
An overall GPA of 2.75
A GPA of 3.00 in the major
An interview and portfolio review with the art education faculty
Permission of the art education department
To continue within the professional sequences and be eligible to student teach, students must fulfill the following requirements:
Receive a grade of B or better in all art education courses
Maintain a 2.75 average in the professional course sequence
Pass the Praxis I (reading, writing and math) prior to enrollment in Media and Techniques courses (ARED 381-383)
Undergo a criminal background check and speech and hearing test prior to student teaching
Department of Art + Design, Art History, Art Education
Center for the Arts, Room 3103 (map)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.