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2006-07 Undergraduate Catalog


Art Education
College: Fine Arts
Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Art Education
Hours for the Degree: 133
Minor: No
Combined-Degree Program: No

The curriculum in art education is designed for students who plan to teach art in the public schools. This curriculum, which is offered in cooperation with the College of Education, prepares students to apply for certification for teaching art in Florida and all other NCATE states.

A portfolio review will be required of students before admission into junior-level studio courses.

Critical-Tracking Requirements

Semester 1:

  • 2.5 UF GPA for semesters 1-2
  • Complete a total of 9 hours (ART 1802C, ART 1803C) or a total of 6 hours of any ART or PGY or GRA course at the 2000 level with a grade of C or better

Semester 2:

  • Complete 3 of 7 critical-tracking courses (ARE 2045, ART 2305C, ART 2###C in painting or printmaking, ART27##C in ceramics/sculpture, PGY 2101, 2 courses of ART/PGY/GRA 2000 level) with a grade of C or better

Semester 3:

  • 2.75 UF GPA required
  • Complete 2 additional critical-tracking courses with a grade of C or better

Semester 4:

  • 3.0 UF GPA for semesters 4-5
  • Complete 2 additional critical-tracking courses with a grade of C or better
  • Complete the CLAST exam with posted test scores, no exemptions
  • Complete the General Knowledge test with posted test scores

To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold.

Suggested semester-by-semester plan

Semester 1Credits
ART 1802C Workshop for Art Research and Practice: Lecture3
ART 1803C Workshop for Art Research and Practice: Studio6
ENC 1101 Expository and Argumentative Writing (GE-C)3
EDG 2701 Teaching Diverse Populations3
Total 15
Semester 2Credits
ART 2305C Drawing: Form and Space3
ARH 2050 Introduction to the Principles and History of Art 1 (GE-H, I)3
ART 27##C Ceramics or Sculpture3
PSY 2012 General Psychology (GE-S)3
MGF 1106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts Majors 1 (GE-M)3
Physical Science (GE-P)3
Total 18
Semester 3Credits
ART 24##C Painting or Printmaking3
PGY 2101 Visual Literacy: Photography (GE-H, I)3
ARH 2051 Introduction to the Principles and History of Art 2 (GE-H, I)3
ARE 2045 Introduction to Teaching Art3
Earth science3
DEP 3053 Developmental Psychology (GE-S)3
Total 18
Semester 4Credits
ART/PGY/GRA 2000-level studio elective6
PGY/ART/GRA 2###C Photography/ Video/ Graphic Design3
Mathematics (GE-M)3
Biological science with laboratory (GE-B)4
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S)3
Total 16

Students need to pick an upper-division studio concentration, for example: ceramics, drawing, electronic intermedia, painting, printmaking, sculpture or creative photography - the prerequisite for the upper-division courses is two 2000-level studio courses in the area that students want to focus on in the upper division.

Semester 5Credits
ART/PGY 3000-/4000-level studio concentration6
ARE 4242 Teaching Art: The Study of Practice3
RED 3312 Classroom Reading3
American history (GE-H)3
ARH 3000-/4000-level art history elective (GE-H, I)3
Total 18
Semester 6Credits
ART/PGY 3000-/4000-level studio concentration6
HUM 3517 Assessment in Arts Education3
ARE 2456 Computers in Art Education3
ARE 4243 The Principles of Teaching Art3
TSL 4320 ESOL Strategies for Content Area Teachers3
Total 18
Semester 7Credits
ARH 445#, 47## or 3620 American Art 1876-1945 (GE-H)3
Philosophy (GE-H)3
SPC 2600 Introduction to Public Speaking or
ORI 2000 Oral Performance of Literature 1
Mathematics (GE-M)3
Literature (GE-H)3
EEX 3616 Core Classroom Management Strategies3
Total 18
Semester 8Credits
ARE 4940 Student Teaching in Art Education11
ART 4955C Senior Project1
Total 12

All graduates in music education are required to pass the Florida Teacher Certification Exam and complete a portfolio showing evidence of the Florida Accomplished Practices as prescribed by the Florida Department of Education.