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Office of the University Registrar

2008-09 Undergraduate Catalog


Art Education
College: Fine Arts
Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Art Education
Hours for the Degree: 120
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.

To graduate with this major, students must complete all university, college and major requirements.

Critical Tracking and Recommended Semester Plan

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 8 critical-tracking courses with a grade of C or better: EDG 2701, ART 2305C, ARH 2050, PSY 2012, ARE 2045, ARH 2051, two courses of 2000-level ART/PGY/GRA

Semester 3:

  • 2.75 UF GPA required
  • Complete 3 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 general knowledge test with posted test scores

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

Recommended 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 Populations (GE-S, D)3
Total 15
Semester 2Credits
ART 2305C Drawing: Form and Space3
ART 27##C Ceramics or Sculpture3
ART 2468C Printmaking: Figure Ground or
ART 2500C Painting: Investigations in Black and White or
GRA 2111C Graphic Design: Visual Dynamics
ARH 2050 Introduction to the Principles and History of Art 1 (GE-H, N)3
PSY 2012 General Psychology (GE-S)3
Total 15
Semester 3Credits
ART/PGY 2000-level studio concentration elective3
ARE 2045 Introduction to Teaching Art3
ART/PGY/GRA 2000-level studio elective3
ARH 2051 Introduction to the Principles and History of Art 23
Mathematics (GE-M)3
Physical or Biological Science (GE-P or GE-B)3
Total 18
Semester 4Credits
ART/PGY/ 2000-level studio concentration3
ARE 2456 Digital Media in Art Education3
ART/PGY/GRA 2000-level studio elective3
Mathematics (GE-M)3
PGY 2101 Visual Literacy: Photography (GE-H, N)3
Total 15

Students need to pick an upper-division studio concentration: ceramics, drawing, 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. Students must take and pass the general knowledge portion of the FTCE.

Semester 5Credits
ART/PGY 3000-/4000-level studio concentration6
ARE 4242 Teaching Art: The Study of Practice3
RED 3312 Classroom Reading3
ARH 3000-/4000-level art history elective (GE-H)3
Total 15
Semester 6Credits
ART/PGY 3000-/4000-level studio concentration6
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S)3
Physical or Biological Science (GE-P or GE-B)3
ARE 4243 The Principles of Teaching Art3
Total 15
Semester 7Credits
3000-/4000-level American Art History (GE-H)3
TSL 4320 ESOL Strategies for Content Area Teachers3
SPC 2600 Introduction to Public Speaking or ORI 2000 Oral Performance of Literature 13
American History (GE-H)3
Physical or Biological Science (GE-P or GE-B)3
Total 15
Semester 8Credits
ARE 4940 Student Teaching in Art Education11
ART 4934C Student Teaching Seminar1
Total 12

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