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Art Education

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Students interested in teaching art may pursue K-6 or 7-12 art teaching licensure through this major, offered in cooperation with the Education department. The program includes experience in a range of art studio areas, art history, and arts education methods courses.

Students apply for admission to the Teacher Education Program which includes areas of study necessary to prepare competent and professional classroom teachers and is approved by the Iowa Department of Education. Students who plan to teach in a state other than Iowa should consult the SAU Education Department chair concerning certification requirements.

Field experiences are central to this major, and include arranged teaching in the area elementary grades and in public and private agencies, observation and participation in the area secondary schools, and extensive supervised student teaching.

Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Teaching

+ART 220 Printmaking
ART 310 Figure Drawing
+ART 340 Painting I
ART 350 Painting II or ART 320 Advanced Printmaking
ART 370 Elementary Art Methods
ART 370 Secondary Art Methods

Click here for admission steps in the SAU Teacher Education Program