Fall & Spring courses
195: Introduction to Art Education
Thematic approaches to art education will be discussed and applied through personal artmaking, lesson planning and experiences in community settings. Students will visit PK-12 schools and other educational sites and practice methods of digital documentation and reflective practice. Field experience hours required. Can be taken concurrently with ART 295 or ART 296.
419: Student Teaching
Supervised teaching in a public school or approved social agency. Regularly scheduled seminars with university supervisor. Completion of assessments including edTPA and content and pedagogy exams for certification. Regular assessments by cooperating teacher for the purpose of assisting the student teacher in practice teaching.
495: Saturday Art
Supervised participation in practicum at art education site. Students will develop proficiency in curriculum planning, instructional methodology, effective communication in and outside the classroom, and self and program asessment. Often referred to as Saturday Art, students will have the opportunity to directly plan, teach, and assess a class of K-12 students. This course can be taken concurrently with Art 493. 495 can be taken multiple times.
Fall only courses
295: Elementary Art Methods
Philosophy, methodology, and application of art education at the elementary level. Planning for artistic growth and early creative development in students from Pre-K through elementary grades will be explored including thematic planning, backwards design, instructional strategies, curriculum mapping, assessment, advocacy, and arts integration. Lecture, discussion, and hands-on course for students majoring in art education. Field experience hours required. Can be taken concurrently with Art 195.
395: Art Across the Curriculum
Philosophy, art education theory and cross-curricular teaching and learning methodology. Students will apply methodology to both coursework and field experience, collaborating with non-art areas. Students will design and produce lessons and sequential curriculum that takes into account both visual arts and common core standards. Upon completion of this course, students will conceptualize art as an interdisciplinary subject as well as demonstrate a competency for designing and implementing interdisciplinary art lessons. Field experience hours required.
Spring only courses
296: Secondary Art Methods
Philosophy, methodology, and application of art education at the secondary level. Planning for artistic growth in students from middle to high school art education will be explored including thematic planning, backwards design, instructional strategies, curriculum mapping, assessment, advocacy, and arts integration. Lecture, discussion, and hands-on course for students majoring in art education. Field experience hours required. Can be taken concurrently with Art 195.
493: Professional Dispositions in Art Education
[Beginning Spring 2016] This course is designed to engage students in the development of professional dispositions and preparation of being an effective and productive art educator. Students will participate in local and national professional organizations, network with practicing educators, hone philosophy statements and understandings, maintain a professinal website, develop and utilize professional resources, explore writing for publication, and participate in the planning/dissemination of the John Michael Autobiogrpahical Series. This course can be taken concurrently with Art 495.