Art Teaching Credential

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:

  • Developed an extensive Portfolio of both visual art and lesson plans for diverse audiences
  • Completed coursework in preparation to submit California Teaching Performance Assessment Tasks (CALTPAs)
  • Successfully completed a semester of supervised student teaching in a public school setting



Art Teaching Credential Program

For students who aim to teach in California public schools, the BFA/Credential blended curriculum prepares students for the CALTPA Assessments to receive a California teaching license. This blended program allows 4 undergraduate courses to count towards the credential: Overview of Art Education, Educational Psychology, Curriculum Development and Integration of Technology. With only two additional semesters past BFA, students can receive the Credential. (Non Academy Art University BFA in Art Education can apply post B.A. to the 3 semesters Credential Program.)

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Liberal Arts

The Liberal Arts Program provides students with a holistic education covering the arts, humanities, and sciences. Courses highlight connections between the subject of study and the major fields of art and design, providing context to the larger world of art and design.

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The Foundations curriculum heightens perception and understanding of visual structure through the study of drawing, modeling of form, value structure, perspective principles, color, and design theory.

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