Degree Checklist

In addition to the general education and academic major requirements, students desiring pre-kindergarten — 12 teaching licensure in art must complete 19 credits of additional course work in art education, education and psychology, and 16 credits of student teaching. It is necessary to be admitted to the teacher education program prior to enrolling in professional education courses. For a complete description of admission and retention policies and procedures for teacher education, refer to the College of Education. Students seeking licensure are encouraged to consult regularly with the program coordinator of art education.

The undergraduate degree leading to licensure must include the following minimum requirements in art:

• Nine credits must be earned in art history and art appreciation.
• Six credits must be earned in ceramics and crafts, with a minimum of one course in ceramics.
• Six credits must be earned in three-dimensional media.
• Twelve credits must be earned in two-dimensional media.
• Twenty-seven studio credits, with a minimum of six credits in each of three separate studio areas.

Dr. Katherine Schwartz, Coordinator
schwarka@jmu.edu 540.568.6464


The following is a list of the required courses leading to PK-12 art licensure and a suggested sequence of when each may be taken.

Required Courses

ARED 300 (formerly ART 310). Art Activities in the Elementary School (fall, junior year)
ARED 302 (formerly ART 311). Secondary Art Education Methods (spring, junior year)
ARED 304 (formerly ART 317). Methods of Art Criticism (spring, sophomore year)

ART 400 (formerly 318). Visual Arts Across the Curriculum (spring, junior year)

ART 490E. Special Studies in Art Education (prior to student teaching)
Required Education and Psychology Courses

PSYC 160.Life Span Human Development 1

EDUC 360. Foundations of American Education
READ 420. Content Area Literacy
EDUC 480. Student Teaching (spring, senior year)
Credit Hour Total

1 GPSYC 160 may double-count toward General Education Cluster Five.

back to top