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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 Practitioner Preparation (Teacher Education) Program and 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 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)

+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

Education courses, test scores, and GPA requirements for entrance into the Education program:

  • Cumulative GPA 3.0; major GPA 3.0
  • Education coursework GPA 3.0
  • ACT score: 21 (New SAT 1070, Old SAT 1470)
  • Passing scores in all three components of the PRAXIS CORE exam (reading, writing and mathematics)
  • EDUC 205 or 207 (B or better), US History or American Government, SPED 310, EDUC 282, 284, 300, 301
  • 140 hours of pre-student teaching field experiences at two different school sites plus EDUC 309, 336, 430 (see above GPA requirements)

Beginning Fall 2018: ACT score: 22 (New SAT 1110, old SAT 1530) for admission to the Teacher Education Program. All Art and Education coursework must be a C or above