DEGREE PROGRAMS | BA
While the Art Department offers both B. A. (Bachelor of Arts) and B. F. A. (Bachelor of Fine Arts) degrees, the degree objective of the Art Education Program is the B. A. with an Art Major and Teacher Licensure. Art Education students take courses offered by both the Art Department and the College of Education in addition to the regular General Education requirements. Upon completion of the program, the student is licensed to teach art in grades K-12.
In the Art Department, students study Studio Art and Art History giving them a firm foundation in the content of art. Art Education courses build upon this content knowledge and incorporate methods of teaching art as well. Studio Art, Art History, Art Criticism, and Aesthetics are integrated in the Art Education courses. The program also offers a variety of observational and participatory experiences in art learning environments including the Wright Gallery, and an extensive pre-practice internship.