The faculty of Art & Design and the School of Education collaborate to offer the art education program (K-12 certification) for students seeking an art teaching career. The program is a combination of studio art and art history coursework to develop art competencies with an education, psychology and practitioner-based curriculum to provide professional preparation in teacher education.
The program’s primary objective is to develop reflective, caring art teachers who are intellectually active, analytical and flexible, and who can be expected to function effectively in a variety of teaching/learning environments, preparing their students to see the arts as part of their lives. Students are admitted to the art education program in two stages. An entrance portfolio is required for admission to the Art & Design area. Sophomores must apply to the School of Education for separate admission to the teacher education program (see School of Education section for details). Students should consult with the Coordinator of Clinical Experiences prior to beginning any education coursework. Art education majors have an education adviser as well as an art adviser throughout their course of study.
Art Education Requirements:
The Bachelor of Arts in Education with a Major in Art consists of 48 credits in art history, studio art, and seminar courses (at least half of which must be taken at Maryville); 45 credits in the teacher education program for professional certification (K-12) requirements; and 40 credits in liberal arts general education requirements. The program is structured for students expecting to complete their studies in a four-year baccalaureate degree plan.
(See a curriculum guide for recommended sequencing)