The art education program is designed for students interested in pursuing a teaching career with a balanced preparation in both two and three dimensional experiences. This program, together with the requirements of the College of Education, provides the courses necessary to obtain a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with teacher certification.
Foundations of Art Education I is predominantly for K-6 pre-service teachers, while Foundations of Art Education II is for secondary pre-service teachers. Both are required for teacher certification in art.There are two courses offered in art education: Foundations of Art Education I and Foundations of Art Education II.
Art Education Courses
ART 4303: Foundations of Art Education I 3(2-4)
A study of the essential elements of fine arts as outlines by the Texas Education Agency. The course provides experience in the value of art, art judgment, creativity, and awareness of art fundamentals. It also combines experience in working with both two- and three-dimensional media with reading and research in art.
ART 4403: Foundations of Art Education II 3(2-4)
Prerequisites: ART 1113 and 1123
A study of the philosophy, organization, and theory related to art programs. Focuses on the development of curriculum and lesson plan organization. Also provides field observation and teaching experiences.