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 https://education.boisestate.edu/. 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 Bachelor of Fine Arts|
|Course Number and Title||Credits|
|UF 100 Foundations of Intellectual Life||3|
|UF 200 Foundations of Ethics and Diversity||3|
|FW ENGL 101 Writing and Rhetoric I||3|
|FW ENGL 102 Writing and Rhetoric II||3|
|FC Foundations of Oral Communication||3|
|FM Foundations of Mathematics course||3-4|
|FN Foundations of Natural, Physical, & Applied Sciences course with lab||4|
|FN Foundations of Natural, Physical, & Applied Sciences course in a second field||3-4|
|FA ARTHIST 101 Survey of Western Art I||3|
|FH Foundations of Humanities course||3-4|
|FS ED-CIFS 201 Foundations of Education||3|
|FS Foundations of Social Sciences course in a second field||3|
|ART 107, 108 Art Foundations I and II||6|
|ART 109 Foundation Drawing||3|
|ART 209 Introduction to Printmaking||3|
|ART 212 Drawing I||3|
|ART 215 Painting I||3|
|ART 225 Ceramics or ART 226 Ceramics||3|
|ART 231 Beginning Sculpture||3|
|ART 298 Seminar||3|
|ART 300 Multicultural Arts||3|
|ART 315 Painting II||3|
|ART 322 Elementary School Art Methods for Art Education Majors||3|
|ART 351 Secondary School Art Methods||3|
|ART 490 BFA Exhibition||2|
|FF ART 491 Senior Studio Seminar in Visual Arts||2|
|ARTHIST 102 Survey of Western Art II||3|
|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 Age||3|
|ED-CIFS 302* Learning and Instruction||4|
|ED-CIFS 401* Professional Year—Teaching Experience II||3|
|ED-LLC 444* Content Literacy for Secondary Students||3|
|ED-ESP 350* Teaching Students with Exceptional Needs at the Secondary Level||3|
|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.