Introduction to art education as a profession through theories, historical references and philosophies. Current initiatives in the field will be reviewed through educational research.
Opportunities to design and develop projects of a complex and extensive nature in keeping with the student’s major creative interests. A student may repeat ARTE U399 with a different study description for a total of no more than six hours of undergraduate credit.
Instructional strategies to construct appropriate curriculum for K-8 schools. The topics are artistic growth of children, responding to art works, studio production and classroom management. A portion of the course includes a 30 hour practicum component.
Curriculum designs for secondary visual arts classroom. The development of instructional skills for various student populations is included in the course of study as well as research and current initiatives. The course includes a 30 hour practicum component in the schools.
Developing and working with essential components of visual arts programs in the schools, including the national and state standards with assessment methodology. Also a supervised clinical experience in the school art classrooms of 40 hours provides strategies to teach art in grades K-12. Observation and participation in classroom settings is required to focus on classroom management and conflict resolution.
Capstone experience intended to provide an opportunity for teacher candidates to pull together and reflect upon what was learned. Major capstone project required.
A supervised clinical experience consisting of 14 weeks in school setting, normally with 50% in elementary level and the remaining 50% in the middle or secondary settings. Candidates participate in regular seminars where they (1) analyze problems relating to their K-12 experiences; (2) explore ethical and legal issues related to teaching; (3) consider current issues and trends in K-12 education; and (4) complete their professional portfolios. Pass/Fail.