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  Jun 14, 2024
2009-2010 Undergraduate Studies Bulletin 
2009-2010 Undergraduate Studies Bulletin [Archived Catalog]

Art Education, B.F.A.

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Learning Outcomes Department of Art 
Curriculum College of Arts and Sciences 

Learning Outcomes

Students who graduate with a B.F.A. in Art Education should be able to …

  • apply art history content and context to the design of Pre-K- 12 curricula materials.
  • develop a collection of proficiencies unique to their interests and aspirations.
  • explore the areas of research, and curriculum development.


Degree Requirements (130-142 hours)

  1. General Education Requirements (35-45 Hours)
  2. Certification Requirements (37 Hours)
  3. Major Requirements (60 Hours)

Foreign Language (0-9 Hours)

Demonstration of proficiency in one foreign language equivalent to the minimal passing grade on the exit examination in the 122 course is required for all baccalaureate degrees.

It is strongly recommended that students continuing the study of a foreign language begin college-level study of that language in their first semester and continue in that language until their particular foreign language requirement is completed.

Mathematics/Quantitative Skills*

Option 2: (6-7 Hours)


  • An additional course from CSCE, STAT, or  MATH,

Natural Science (8 Hours)

Both biological and physical science (astronomy, chemistry, geology, physical geography, physics) must be represented, with a minimum of two laboratory courses.

Social Science (12 Hours)

  • ANTH 300 - Comparing Cultures Through Film
  • ANTH 356 - Anthropology of Art
  • One additional social science from the following fields: geography, history, government and international studies, political science, psychology, sociology, and philosophy. A maximum of 6 hours may be earned in any one field.
  • One 3-hour course in American history is required for teacher certification (12 hours).


*Block courses—ARTE 471 and ARTE 465 are taken in the last year of study.

**Each student must have a concentration of at least 9 hours in one studio area at the 200 level or above.

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