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Art Education is a professional preparation program for those who wish to enter the exciting and creative career of art teaching. Students are immersed in a broad range of 2D and 3D studio art media and methods so that they will be versatile in the classroom while continuing to work as artists. Courses will provide the knowledge and experience needed to prepare and implement an effective curriculum for any elementary or secondary school grade level. Extensive field experiences allow developing art teachers to work directly with children and adolescents to apply and refine what they have learned about teaching strategies and classroom management appropriate for a variety of school settings serving diverse populations. The Art Education program stays up to date and guides students through the many requirements necessary to be awarded a Missouri K-12 Art Specialist certificate. Prospective students may enroll in Art Education via one of three routes: Undergraduates will complete a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art degree concurrently with the certification program. Students who already hold undergraduate degrees may choose to pursue certification as non-degree students, or opt to apply for admission to the Master of Education degree and take courses required for certification that may also apply toward the graduate degree. Whichever route is chosen there will be plenty of opportunities to become involved in a Student Chapter of the National Art Education Association and attend local and state workshops and conferences. As with most education professions the job market for art teachers will vary from year to year and from region to region, but consistently there are numerous openings across Missouri each year.Educational Opportunities and Scholarship Information: The Art and Art History department sponsors a variety of community internship opportunities with local arts institutions, including The Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis Artists’ Guild and Laumeier Sculpture Park. In addition, each spring the Ferring Art and Art History Travel Study Program awards a select group of students majoring in Studio Art, Art History, or Art Education with a trip to visit private collections, artists’ studios, internationally acclaimed galleries, and major art museums.
Marie L. Larkin Scholarship in Art Education: The Marie Larkin Scholarship Fund was established at UMSL in 1999 to provide financial support to students who have demonstrated an interest in pursuing K-12 art teaching as a career. Awards are made on an annual basis and are designed to cover educational expenses such as tuition, fees, books, and supplies. Up to five students may be awarded the Marie Larkin Scholarship each year. Awards are approximately $2,000, but may vary from year to year.
Des Lee Scholarship in Art Education: Des Lee Scholarship Fund in Art Education was established by E. Desmond Lee to provide financial support to students who have demonstrated an interest in pursuing K-12 art teaching as a career. One award is made each year in the amount of $750 per semester or $1500 per academic year.
An art education emphasis leading toward K-12 Art teacher certification is available. Students choosing this option must complete degree requirements for the B.F.A. Students must complete ENGL 3100 (Advanced Expository Writing) and the general education requirements of the College of Education. A foreign language is not required.
Students will take a specialized program of Foundation Art (30 hours) that includes courses required for certification to teach art. They will also take studio art electives, including a minimum of three courses in one of the studio emphasis areas: drawing, graphic design, painting, photography, or printmaking. A minimum of 50 credit hours must be completed in studio art. In addition, students must complete 15 hours of art history. The final 30 hours of coursework must be completed in residence at UMSL. Major area courses, including studio art, art history, art education, teacher education, and secondary education, must be completed with a minimum grade point average of 2.5; no grade lower than a C is acceptable in major area coursework.
Beginning with those students graduating in May, 2017 and receiving teacher certification, the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education requires a 3.0 GPA in professional education courses, a 3.0 GPA in the teaching content field, and a 2.75 overall GPA.
(10 courses; 30 hours if taken at UMSL):
|ST ART 1030||Ceramics I||3|
|ST ART 1133||Introduction To Fibers And Textiles||3|
|ST ART 1140||Drawing I||3|
|ST ART 1141||Drawing II||3|
|ST ART 1142||Figure Drawing I||3|
|ST ART 2240||Drawing III||3|
|or ST ART 1143||Figure Drawing II|
|ST ART 1150||Design I||3|
|ST ART 1151||Design II||3|
|ST ART 1170||Printmaking I||3|
|or ST ART 1173||Printmaking: Screenprinting I|
|ST ART 1180||Painting I||3|
|ST ART 1020||Expanded Artforms||3|
|ST ART 1060||Photography I||3|
|or ST ART 1061||Introduction to Digital Photography|
|or ST ART 1210||Graphic Design I|
|or ST ART 2100||Advertising Art Fundementals|
|Students planning on a Photography emphasis must take ST ART 1060. Students planning on a Graphic Design emphasis must take ST ART 1210.|
|ST ART 1132||Sculpture I||3|
|Studio Art Electives||3|
|Studio Art Emphasis||9|
|Students must complete at least nine hours in one of the following areas: drawing, graphic design, painting, photography, or printmaking.|
At least 9 hours must be taken in residence at UMSL.
|ART HS 1100||Introduction To Western Art||3|
|Art History Electives||12|
Required art education, Level II and III teacher education, and secondary education courses must be taken in residence at UMSL. Students must be admitted to the Teacher Education program of the College of Education. Students should check with the Office of Advising and Student Services (OASIS) for the most complete and current admission information.
Art Education certification candidates must complete the following courses:
|Introduction to Education|
|EDUC 1000||Building Community, Culture, and Learning in Education||1|
|EDUC 1001||Early Clinical Experience: Community Agency||1|
|Level I: Exploring Education as a Profession|
|TCH ED 2000||Becoming a Professional Educator||1|
|TCH ED 2001||Early Clinical Experience: Schools||1|
|TCH ED 2209||Foundations of Teaching in American Schools||2|
|Level II: Teaching and Learning Across Context and Clinical Experiences|
|ART ED 3328||Art Education: Theory to Practice||3|
|ART ED 4260||Art Museum as Teaching Resource||3|
|ED PSY 3312||Psychology of Learning, Instruction, and Assessment||3|
|SPEC ED 3318||Inclusive Classrooms||3|
|TCH ED 3001||Mid-Level Clinical Experience: Diverse Learners||1|
|TCH ED 3310||Introduction to Methods of Teaching||2|
|TCH ED 4391||Literacy for Adolescent Learners in Content Areas||3|
|Level III: Instructional Application|
|ART ED 4273||Curriculum and Methods of Teaching Art||3|
|SEC ED 4995||Practicum I: Site-Based Experience in Art||3|
|SEC ED 4996||Practicum II: 12-week Site Based Experience in Art||9|
|SEC ED 4997||Practicum II: 4-Week Site-Based Experience in Art||3|