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Art Education Program Plan

BFA in Studio Art with Teacher Certification in Art EC-12

Pedagogical roulette wheel.

As an undergraduate Art Education major, you will earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Studio Art, plus become eligible to take the state of Texas certification exams for Teacher Certification in Art, Grades EC-12.

In the School of Art & Design you will take the same Art Foundation courses as other Studio Art majors. You will take courses in Art History that span a period of time from Ancient Art, like cave painting, through the Modern Art movement in the 20th century. You will choose one studio emphasis via a track option from Studio Art either in 2D or 3D art: drawing and printmaking, painting, photography, ceramics, metals, sculpture, and expanded media. Leading up to your thesis exhibition in the Texas State Galleries, you'll complete the equivalent of advanced level 4 or 5 in that area of emphasis.

Simultaneously, you will complete your major coursework in Art Education with a sequence of Art Theory courses. In these courses, you’ll study theories of art education, childhood and adolescent development, and teaching methods. Plus, you'll actually teach in real classrooms in local schools and at community arts events. When your major coursework is complete, your program culminates in a semester-long student teaching assignment, administered by the College of Education and supervised by your Art Education faculty.

There are two pathways to certification:

BFA in Studio Art with Teacher Certification (BFA Plan)

Post-Baccalaureate in Art Education with Teacher Certification (Post-Bac Plan)

Whichever path you choose, your certification pathway culminates in Student Teaching.

Read the Teacher Certification Handbook for more information.

A minor in Art Education is also available.