Dec 13, 2019  
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art Education Professional PK-12 Licensure

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Coordinator: Dr. Karin Tollefson-Hall
Phone: (540) 568-4304

Art education professional PK-12 licensure is available to all studio and design majors. In addition to the general education and academic major requirements, students desiring PreK-12 teaching licensure in art must complete 23 credits of additional course work in art education, education and psychology, and 16 credits of student teaching. It is necessary to be admitted to the teacher education program prior to enrolling in professional education courses. For a complete description of admission and retention policies and procedures for teacher education, refer to the College of Education.

Students seeking licensure are encouraged to consult regularly with the program coordinator of art education. The undergraduate degree leading to licensure must include the following minimum requirements in art:

  • Nine credits must be earned in art history and art appreciation.
  • Six credits must be earned in ceramics and crafts, with a minimum of one course in ceramics.
  • Six credits must be earned in three-dimensional media, with one course in sculpture.
  • Twelve credits must be earned in four different two-dimensional media.
  • Twenty-seven studio credits, with a minimum of six credits in each of three separate studio areas.

Course Requirements

The following is a list of the required courses leading to PK-12 art licensure and a suggested sequence of when each may be taken.

Required Courses

Total: 15 Credit Hours

Required Education and Psychology Courses

Total: 24 Credit Hours


1 PSYC 160  may double-count toward General Education Cluster Five 

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