In addition to the general education and academic major requirements, students desiring PK-12 teaching licensure in art must complete 23 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 completing the first methods course in professional art 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. Karin Tollefson-Hall, Art Education Coordinator

For information regarding course requirements for Art Education Professional PK-12 Licensure, navigate to the Undergraduate Course Catalog.

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