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  Dec 17, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 University catalog

Art, Teaching Concentration, B.A.


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Bachelor of Arts in Art


(120 UNITS)

The Bachelor of Arts degree offers concentrations in Art History, General Studio Art and Teaching. The program objectives are to provide correlative experiences, information and theory.

In addition to the requirements listed below for the major, students must meet the other university requirements for a Bachelor of Arts degree. Students in the Teaching Concentration must also meet specific requirements for the desired teaching credential.

All art majors must take ART 300  and pass the university’s Examination in Writing Proficiency (EWP) after achieving junior standing (60 units). Testing dates for the EWP are available from the Testing Center or the Academic Advisement Center.

To earn a Bachelor of Arts in Art students must achieve a “C” (2.0) or better in all art courses required for the degree.

Teaching Concentration


The Teaching Concentration prepares students to meet the requirements for admission to the Credential Program for teaching art, grades K-12. Students are encouraged to work with the department adviser and/or the Center for Careers in Teaching (657-278-7130) as early as possible in their academic careers to plan efficient course selections for general education, major and elective requirements.

Single Subject Instruction


(Qualifies for Teaching Art in Grades K-12)

Major requirements (24 units)


Select Drawing and Painting, Crafts, or Creative Photography and Computer Design Emphasis.

Credential Requirements


The B.A. in Art (Teaching Concentration) may be effectively combined with subject matter studies necessary for either the multiple subject teaching credential (K-8) or single subject credential (7-12) in art. Undergraduates are encouraged to work with the faculty adviser in art and the Center for Careers in Teaching (657-278-7130) as early as possible in their academic careers to plan efficient course selections for general education, the concentration and electives. With careful planning it may be possible to take certain education courses in the senior year of the bachelor’s degree. Postgraduate students should contact the Admission to Teacher Education office in the College of Education (657-278-3352) for information on attending an overview presentation.

General Program Requirements


  1. Students will be advised by a faculty adviser in art education;
  2. fulfill credential requirements listed in the credential program section of the catalog (see “Teacher Education” or “Credentials” in the index);
  3. meet the requirements listed under the Teaching Concentration;
  4. apply and be admitted to a credential program prior to enrollment in ARTE 442 , professional education courses and student teaching. Contact the Admission to Teaching Education office in the College of Education;
  5. be accepted for teacher education and student teaching based on candidate quotas, portfolio review and evidence of success in completed university coursework;
  6. be recommended by the faculty adviser in art education;
  7. complete Secondary Education prerequisites EDSC 310  and EDSC 320  or equivalents prior to applying to the teacher education program for the Single Subject credential;
  8. pass C-BEST exam prior to admission to the credential program;
  9. complete Secondary Education prerequisites EDSC 330 , EDSC 340  and 404/407 before extern semester; and
  10.  have a G.P.A. of 2.89 overall, 3.0 in major.

Single Subject Credential Preparation


First semester (extern): 15 units


Second semester (intern): 15 units


Upon completion of above program, the student is eligible for a partial or preliminary credential. A clear credential requires nine additional units of state-mandated courses within a specified period of time.

Multiple Subject Credential Preparation


The following three courses are recommended for all students intending to teach in elementary schools in multiple subject classrooms.

Additional Courses


The following additional courses are strongly recommended for students who wish to expand their knowledge in any or all of the arts:

Total (120 units)


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