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Undergraduate Catalog 2011-12 
Undergraduate Catalog 2011-12 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art Education Major - Bachelor of Fine Arts (84 hours)

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Procedures for Admission to Art Education Major

Students who wish to declare an Art Education major are required to apply before registering for any art education courses (ART 3520, ART 4520, ART 5520). Application includes a portfolio review, letter of intent, and advising checks. More complete information is available in the Art Advising Office.

Program Requirements

This program is intended to develop artists trained in various forms of civic engagement, and educational theory and methods. Students who intend to gain K-12 teacher certification must also complete the requirements of the secondary education curriculum of the College of Education and Human Development and the post-baccalaureate certification program given below. Eighty-four credit hours in professional studies satisfy the comprehensive major/minor of this curriculum, and are distributed as follows:

Professional Program

Basic Studies (12 hours)

Baccalaureate-Level Writing Requirement (3 hours)

2000 Level Studio Requirements (21 hours)

And either:

And either:

And one of the following:

Studio Art Concentration (9 hours)

Intermediate and advanced level coursework (3000-5000 level) in one of the following allied areas:

  • Painting and Printmaking
  • Ceramics, Sculpture, and Metals/Jewelry
  • Photography and Intermedia

Art History Requirement (12 hours)

And one elective in non-Western art history:

And one Art History elective at the 3000-4000 level (3 hours)

Professional Concentration:

See the Education Advisor, 2504 Sangren, for information concerning mandatory Michigan tests.

Art Education (18 hours)

Teacher Education (9 hours)

Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification (26 hours)

Procedures for Admission
Students who wish to enroll in the post-baccalaureate teacher certification program in Art education must first complete the B.F.A. in Art Education program. Students who have earned the B.F.A. in Art Education at Western Michigan University will be considered for admission to the program with no further review. Students who have completed the undergraduate degree in art education at another institution must submit application materials that include undergraduate transcripts, letters of reference, a letter of intent, an advising check, and completion of any course deficiencies. More complete information is available in the Art Advising office.

Program Requirements

This program is intended to award secondary techer certification and K-12 endorsement in visual art education. Students will complete one semester of supervised internship in the public schools at the elementary level and one semester at the secondary level. In addition, students will complete six credit hours of seminars.

First Semester (13 hours)

Second Semester (13 hours)

Grading Requirement

Art majors and minors receiving a grade below a “C” in a required course must repeat the course.

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