NY State Program Code: 23163
HEGIS Code: 0831.00
(28 education credits; 57 art and art history credits)
Cindy Maguire, Coordinator
Blodgett Hall, Room 320
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The BFA in Art Education prepares students to be innovative, skilled, caring teaching-artists for diverse learners across a range of educational settings including:
· Pre-K through 12 public, private and charter schools
· Community-based organizations
· Other entrepreneurial endeavors
We view teaching art and design as a creative process that is fostered by intensive studio preparation within an interdisciplinary context. Students learn a range of ways to make, present, interpret, and teach art and design as well as how to collaborate across a variety of disciplines and communities in the process.
We encourage our students to be advocates for the arts in this global, culturally diverse, and technological world. Graduates receive a BFA in Art Education and are eligible for a pre-K – 12 NY State Visual Arts Education credential.
The program has a growing list of partners and projects in the Long Island and New York City Metro area as well as internationally. Other projects are developed in response to student, faculty and alumni interests and include exhibition opportunities and visiting lecturers in the arts and education.(see appropriate section under the College of Arts and Sciences in this Bulletin), while taking the following art education sequence:
All teacher certification candidates must take and pass the New York State Teacher’s Certification Examinations (NYSTCE) required for their particular area of certification which includes the Content Specialty Test in Visual Arts.
Students must apply for student teaching (EAR0803-540) by the following dates:
· For a fall placement: February 1
· For a spring placement: June 15
Important deadlines and dates for student teaching meetings are posted outside of the Office of School and Community Partnerships, Harvey Hall, Room 111.
The following courses require fieldwork:
EAR (0803) 220 Artistic Development: Childhood through Adolescence: 25 hours
EAR (0803) 410 Instruction and Assessment in the Visual Arts: 50 hours
EST (0836) 305 The Child with Special Needs: 25 hours
(Please note: All students must fulfill the University General Education requirements. In addition, if not met through the General Education program, art education majors must complete 6 credits in a language other than English, unless waived by an adviser.)