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2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog 
2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art Education B.S.

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Bachelor of Science Degree
Leading to Certification for Grades P-12 College of the Arts Department of Visual Arts
 (770) 423-6139

This single field program is designed to prepare art teachers at all grade levels (pre-kindergarten through grade 12). It leads to P-12 teacher certification in the teaching field of art in Georgia. Candidates complete the equivalent of a major in art and a second major in pedagogical studies with an emphasis on teaching art. Based on the Discipline Based Model of Art Education, the curriculum in the teaching field includes study in studio, art history, aesthetics and art criticism.

General Education (42 Credit Hours)

see listing of requirements 

University-Wide Fitness For Living Requirement (3 Credit Hours)

Art History (6 Credit Hours)

(Both required by all art education majors for a total of 6 credit hours)

Professional Practices and Portfolio

Professional Practices Seminar & Portfolio Review. Submission for chosen area of concentration. May not be taken until at least two of the six upper division courses have been successfully completed.

Senior Exhibition

(see note 4)

Required of all Art Education Majors for graduation.

Program Total (131 Credit Hours)


1 Art education majors are required to apply for admission into the Teacher Education Program. Please refer to the TEAC Web site for further information and forms. Please see the Coordinator of Art Education in the Department of Visual Arts for additional information.

2 The upper level studio courses are basic requirements. Art education students may elect to take additional course work in specific studio areas such as drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, and graphic communications. Additional studio work is highly recommended for students planning to do graduate study.

3 Declared art education majors must take ART 3000 after completion of lower division major requirements and after the completion of 6 hours of upper division studio art courses. ART 3000 may not be taken until at least two of the six studio art courses have been successfully completed. All transfer students will be required to present a portfolio for transfer admission and credit evaluation. All transfer students must have transfer credit in all lower division major requirements (Area F) and six hours of upper division major requirements to enroll in ART 3000. Students are admitted to the art education program based on available openings and the quality of the student’s work.

4 The senior seminar and exhibition must be arranged at least two semesters in advance. Contact the Art Gallery Office for specific details and for an application.

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