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Art Education BFA

—6-12 Option
—K-12 Option

The Art Education program combines content knowledge, theories of learning and human development, study of curriculum, and methodology, to help students develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions essential for success in secondary school teaching. The program is grounded in the conceptual framework of reflective practitioner. Reflective practitioners adjust their teaching approaches and learning environment to the needs and backgrounds of their students. Candidates who complete this program have demonstrated evidence of meeting the Idaho Beginning Teacher Standards and are eligible for recommendation for state certification.

Students wishing to pursue a BFA in Art Education must first apply for admission to the Art Department and meet the requirements and standards for admission to teacher education, which are described fully under the Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Foundational Studies or at Students must meet all knowledge, skill, and disposition requirements to remain in the program.

You must earn a C- or better in all ART and ARTHIST courses. A minimum 3.0 GPA must be maintained in all ART and ARTHIST courses.

Art Education, K-12 or 6-12 BFA
Course Number and TitleCredits
UF 100 Foundations of Intellectual Life3
UF 200 Foundations of Ethics and Diversity3
FW ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing3
FW ENGL 102 Intro to College Writing and Research3
FM Mathematics course3-4
FN Natural, Physical, & Applied Sciences course with lab4
FN Natural, Physical, & Applied Sciences course in a second field3-4
FA ARTHIST 101 Survey of Western Art I3
FH Humanities course3-4
FS ED-CIFS 201 Foundations of Education3
FS Social Sciences course in a second field3
ART 107, 108 Art Foundations I and II6
ART 109 Foundation Drawing3
ART 209 Introduction to Printmaking3
ART 212 Drawing I3
ART 215 Painting I3
ART 225 Ceramics or ART 226 Ceramics3
ART 231 Beginning Sculpture3
FC ART 298 Seminar3
ART 300 Multicultural Arts3
ART 315 Painting II3
ART 322 Elementary School Art Methods for Art Education Majors3
ART 351 Secondary School Art Methods3
ART 490 BFA Exhibition2
FF ART 491 Senior Studio Seminar in Visual Arts2
ARTHIST 102 Survey of Western Art II3
One (1) course chosen from:
ART 221 Art Metals: Intro to Metalsmithing
ART 251 Introduction to Creative Photography
ARTHIST 103 Survey of Far Eastern Art
Upper-division art history (ARTHIST)3
Area of Emphasis Requirement:
14 to 20 credits in one art discipline. Students emphasizing painting/drawing must complete a minimum of 20 credits. Student emphasizing art history, art metals, ceramics, photography, printmaking, or sculpture must complete a minimum of 14 credits.
Required courses count toward the area of emphasis (e.g., the 12 credits required in painting/drawing can be applied to the 20 credit total).
EDTECH 202 Teaching and Learning in a Digital Age3
ED-CIFS 302* Learning and Instruction4
ED-CIFS 401* Professional Year—Teaching Experience II3
ED-LLC 444* Content Literacy for Secondary Students3
ED-ESP 350* Teaching Students with Exceptional Needs at the Secondary Level3
Teaching Experience III/IV*14
*You must apply for admission to secondary teacher education to enroll in these upper-division education courses. Completion of all requirements for graduation with a secondary education option may require more than 120 credit hours. See Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Foundational Studies for more information.