The Art Education program at Texas State seeks to prepare effective and competent art educators who advocate support for visual art programs for schools and communities. The program offers a BFA with All Level certification.
The program is based on an integrated model wherein students take general studies, art, education and art education courses concurrently in order to integrate their acquired knowledge and experiences across all four areas. The program also provides extensive pre-student teaching field experiences to help students gain strong teaching skills prior to student teaching. For more information, contact Teri Evans-Palmer.
Future MA Degree
The Art Education Department has made application to the University to offer a Masters of Art with a Major in Art Education. The program will be a 36 hour graduate degree that will include the options for areas of emphasis within the School of Art & Design in Studio Art, Photography and Art History. The program will also offer areas of emphasis through the College of Education in their departments of Curriculum and Instruction and Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education, and School Psychology. The Art Education MA program will offer evening classes in the fall and spring that will each meet for one evening a week. Classes will also be offered in the University’s summer schedules. The program will offer flexible completion schedules as well as thesis options. For additional information contact David Hefner.
Classrooms and faculty offices are located on the first floor of the Joann Cole Mitte building.
Art Education Classroom and Offices
Classroom and Computer Lab
Teri Evans-Palmer JCM 1112B
Hefner, Kelsey-Jones, JCM 1116
Eloiese Krabbenhoft JCM 1112A
Erik Nielsen JCM 1009
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Information for Current Students
In the semester before you plan to take your first C&I course, you must make application to the College of Education. See OEP site. Requirements for acceptance include:
1. An overall G.P.A. of 2.75 or higher
2. Completion of core curriculum including grades of "C" or better in the following:
Reading: HISTORY 1310 or 1320 or POLITICAL SCIENCE 2310 or 2320 or a course equivalent to these
Oral Communication: COMMUNICATION 1310 or its equivalent
Written Communication: English 1310 and ENG 1320 or their equivalents
Critical Thinking: PHIL 1305 or PHIL 1320 or its equivalent
Mathematics: MATH 1315 or 1319 or 2417 or 2471 for Interdisciplinary Studies majors or the mathematics course(s) required for the selected major for high school and all-level certificates.
3. Undergraduates must complete the following in an education-focused University Seminar 1100 course OR a Mandatory Saturday Seminar:
(A) Complete and submit a timed-writing document to demonstrate proficiency in written communication.
(B) Submit three letters of recommendation from professors, service learning/work supervisors, or other professor/instructor approved references.
(C) Participate in a screening interview conducted by two faculty members to demonstrate proficiency in oral expression.
(D) Submit documentation of at least six hours of service learning experience, defined as the integration of community service related to teaching. (Transcript with ArtT 3372 or show teaching at Art Space.)
(E) Complete a teaching disposition inventory.
Please note that some ArtT courses are offered only once per year and adjust your schedule accordingly.
- ArtT 2371 is the only course offered every semester
- ArtT 3372 (Children) is offered only in the fall.
- ArtT 3373 (Adolescent) and ArtT3374 (Digital Media) must be taken together in the spring.
- ArtT 4375 (History, Criticism, Aesthetics) is offered only in the fall.
Requirements must be met before registering for the block. Also, the block application form must be completed by given dates towards the beginning of the semester prior to registering for the block. Application must be made on the C&I site - http://www.education.txstate.edu/ci/
Start now to gather and plan materials for your professional portfolio. Eventually there will be an eportfolio site where you can upload your documents so please prepare digital versions of everything. The portfolio must contain the following:
- Unit lesson plan
- Weekly and daily lesson plans
- Cooperative lesson plan
- Multicultural lesson plan
- Philosophy of Art Education
- Authentic assessment
- Professional development
- Pictures of student work or example work you prepared (small snapshots)
- Examples of your own art work (small snapshots)
Applying for Student Teaching
· Application for student teaching is done through the Office of Educator Preparation during a Student Teaching Roundup.
· Failure to attend a roundup the semester prior to student teaching can prevent you from teaching until a later semester.
· Failure to clear tentatives also can prevent you from student teaching.
· Student teaching can be done only after all course work is completed.
· No course work may be done during student teaching.
· You need to plan to do your senior show in the semester before student teaching. See the senior show handout on the Art Ed Info TRACS site.
Registering for the Art Content Exam and PPR
- Undergraduates must take a pre-test in order to obtain permission to register for the TExES exam. Contact Eloiese Krabbenhoft, ek11, to find out about the one art practice exam scheduled at the beginning of each semester.
- The PPR exams are to be taken during the block - prior to the student teaching semester, in order for your scores to be ready so you can begin applying for teaching positions after student teaching.
- Download preparation manual 178, Art EC-12, and preparation manual for 160 Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities EC-12
- See the OEP site for information on gaining approval to register for the TExES exams.
- Register for exams at http://www.texes.ets.org/. You may see two exams. They cover the same information but one is paper based, the other computer based.
- See the very limited choices of test dates and registration deadlines for the PPR and EC-12 Art at http://www.texes.ets.org/testdates.
Applying for Certification
o Make sure you have met all the requirements of the Office of Educator Preparation and the Department of Art & Design.
o You must have the results of your PPR and Art exams.
o Application is done online on the SBEC site. At the same time you can apply for, and pay for the background check and fingerprinting.
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