Department of Art + Design,
Art History, Art Education
Art Education Major
Screening for the Art Education major will take place the last Friday in September and the last Friday in February. Current Undergraduates 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.
Post-baccalaureate applicants apply with the undergraduates for rolling admission. Click on Screening on the left of the page for more information.
Please bring the following materials with you in September or February:
1. A portfolio containing your best work and includes a minimum of 10 and maximum of 20 works presented on either a CD, thumb drive or personal website for committee review. It may be presented use a computer program such as PowerPoint.
a. Presentation is very important. Make sure the art work is in focus and cropped of background clutter.
b. Breadth of work - A combination of 2-D and 3-D work in a range of media work should be included
c. Depth of work – One area that has been explored more completely. This should be your most accomplished work.
2. Copy of one of the following three scores below (or GRE's) to be admitted into the Art Education Post- baccalaureate program
a. Praxis I score (527 minimum)
b. SAT score (SAT Score taken after 2005, math and critical reading composite score of 1100) (SAT taken between 4/95 and 2005, math and verbal composite score of 1100)
c. ACT composite score of 24.
3. An official copy of your college transcripts.
We will be conducting group screening interviews. This should expedite the process and make the experience more comfortable.
If you have any further questions please contact Dr. Kay Broadwater at: email@example.com.
Towson University offers a 5-year BS degree in Art Education, consisting of general education requirements, professional education requirements, art + design, art history, art education and art-specific reading courses. The program is recognized nationally in the study of art education as one providing both depth and breadth. One of the textbooks used in the Art Education sequence is, Becoming an Art Teacher by Dr. Jane Bates of Towson University, Professor Emeritus of Towson University.
Students in the Art Education program receive certification enabling them to teach art in Maryland in grades PK-12, we also have reciprocity with nearly all 50 states. In addition to meeting the General Education requirements (45 credits), students complete art education and professional education requirements for 97 credits. The entire program is approximately 142 credits. The art education block is taken in the last three semesters of the program.
Students graduating for the program are highly sought after throughout the state of Maryland, as well as in other states throughout the country.
Learning goals for Art Education include:
Develop skills in the making of art using a wide range of media and processes applicable within the PK-12 grade range.
Demonstrate knowledge of the history of art through time and place, as applicable in PK-12 Art Education.
Demonstrate knowledge of art criticism and aesthetics as applicable in PK-12 Art Education.
Demonstrate ability to plan for art instruction through the design of unit plans, lesson plans, and activities applicable within the PK-12 range.
Demonstrate the ability to teach age appropriate concepts and processes to PK-12 art learners.
Demonstrate the ability to assess one’s own performance as a pre-service teacher and the performance of one’s PK-12 learners in various educational settings.
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.