Art Education, BFA
|143 Art and Design Building, 408 East Peabody, Champaign|
PH: (217) 333-0855
The curriculum in art education requires 130 credit hours and prepares students for positions as teachers of art in the public and private schools, grades kindergarten through twelve. The program places emphasis on theory, methods, materials, processes, and practice teaching in Illinois schools. For teacher education requirements applicable to all curricula, see the Council on Teacher Education.
State law mandates passing one of the Illinois-approved basic skills tests prior to student teaching. The Illinois State Board of Education approved basic skills testing options include the ACT Plus Writing/SAT or the Test of Academic Proficiency. In order to be recommended for licensure, candidates are required to maintain a UIUC cumulative grade-point average of 2.5, content area course GPA of 3.0, and professional education course GPA of 3.0 (A=4.0). Candidates should consult their art education advisor or the Council on Teacher Education for the list of courses used to compute these grade-point averages.
Contact: Mark Avery
Coordinator of Undergraduate Academic Affairs
School Office: 140 Art and Design Building, Champaign, 333-6632, firstname.lastname@example.org
A portfolio review is required for admission to the School of Art and Design.
Art Education Requirements
Art education courses are applicable to professional education requirements for teacher certification.
|Art Education Requirements 1|
|ARTE 202||Facilitating the Art Experience||3|
|ARTE 203||Everyday Arts Lab||3|
|ARTE 204||Practicum Teaching Experience||2|
|ARTE 301||Curriculum, Assessment, and Art Education||3|
|ARTE 302||Art-Centered Learning at the Secondary Level||3|
|ARTE 393||Teachers as Researchers||3|
|PSYC 100||Intro Psych||4|
|EPS 201||Foundations of Education||3|
|EPSY 201||Educational Psychology||3|
|SPED 405||General Educator's Role in Special Education||3|
|CI 473||Disciplinary Literacy||3|
|ARTE 401||Teaching Seminar||4|
|EDPR 438||Educational Practice in Special Fields||5|
|EDPR 442||Educational Practice in Secondary Education||5|
|ARTF 101||Contemporary Issues in Art||2|
|ARTE 101||Art, Design, and Society||2|
|Drawing Course 2||3|
|Course in the 2D Category 3||3|
|Course in the 3D Category 4||3|
|Course in the 4D Category 5||3|
|Art and Design Requirements|
|ARTS 251||Beginning Painting||3|
|ARTS 354||Intermediate Painting||3|
|or ARTS 252||Making and Meaning|
|One Additional 3D Course (200 level or above)||3|
|One Additional 4D Course (200 level or above)||3|
|ARTH 110||Introduction to the History of Art and Visual Culture||3|
|Advanced art history (200-level or above)||9|
|Art and Design electives (Art and Design courses not in Art Education requirements or used in Art and Design requirements)||9|
|Open electives as needed to total 130 hour degree in consultation with advisor|
Must be completed prior to Student Teaching.
Drawing courses include: ARTF 102 Observational Drawing; ARTF 104 Expressive Drawing; ARTF 106 Visualization Drawing.
2D Category courses include: ARTD 151 Introduction to Graphic Design; ARTD 160 The Image World; ARTS 205 Introduction to Printmaking; ARTS 251 Beginning Painting.
3D Category courses include: ARTD 101 Introduction to Industrial Design; ARTS 201 Crafts Design; Arts 280 Beginning Sculpture.
4D Category courses include: ARTS 241 Image Practice; ARTS 243 Time Arts I; Arts 244 Interaction I.