Become an art educator and inspire a new generation of artists. Tap unparalleled creative resources at the Academy of Art University’s School of Art Education—studio space, workshops, diverse design courses, field training, and more. You’ll graduate with the ability to guide others to artistic fulfillment.
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For prospective BFA students who are interested in teaching in California public schools, the School of Art Education provides an opportunity to complete the BFA and California Credential Program in 5 years. Upon completion of the blended programs, student will have:
3 Written Communication courses
3 Art Historical Awareness courses
1 Comparative Art History course
1 U.S. Constitution course
1 Quantitative Literacy course
A minimum grade of B- is required in the following courses to remain on Track 1 for the Art Teaching Credential:
The School of Art Education’s Art and Design Core Curriculum was chosen to insure that each art education student would be skilled in the five processes taught in a typical k-12 classroom: drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking and computer generated art.
At the mid-point portfolio review, the student and the Director will analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the presented artwork. Together they will plan a course of study for the second half of their BFA. 3 courses will be chosen to improve the skill level of the student’s weaker areas and four courses will be chosen to build on the student’s artistic strengths to create a well-developed body of work representing both breadth and depth of skill.
Undergraduate students will meet the following student performance criteria:
Art and Design Skills
Teaching and Communication Skills
Knowledge of Human Development
Academy of Art University Learning Outcomes
Graduates of the Academy of Art University will demonstrate the ability to:
Graduate students will meet the following student performance criteria:
The School of Art Education BFA program provides a pathway to becoming an art teacher in classrooms, museums, and community-based art programs. Students are exposed to a wide range of visual art and design media, developing both a breadth and depth of skills and knowledge. Through coursework and fieldwork, they learn how to develop successful curriculum units and lesson plans for a wide range of audiences.
BFA Track II Art Education Degree Requirements
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The School of Art Education provides a pathway to teaching in art museums and community-based art programs. As Art Education majors, students develop a thorough knowledge of art and design content along with the concepts for understanding and teaching their audiences.
Director of Art Education