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Art Education

Students speaking with a visiting artist.The art education concentration at Longwood is designed to give students the knowledge and skills needed to teach at the PK-12 level.

Art education's comprehensive curriculum blends historical and contemporary theory with practical application. Students will experience intensive studio training, art historical study and educational practice with an emphasis on blending the boundaries to create a truly integrated art experience. Students prepare to teach the language of vision, promote creativity, encourage reflection, embrace diversity, make interdisciplinary connections and think thematically. Students will address standards, assessment and accountability as well as demonstrate teacher competency. Art education students will learn to adapt their pedagogy and assessments to nurture every child.

Students will enjoy a variety of experiences involving PK-12 students in public schools as well as art advocacy experiences at the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts. All students will become active members of two professional art education associations and attend our state conference. Art education students are artists or art historians as well as educators. Upon graduation art education students may work in public and private schools, museums and galleries, and pursue graduate studies.

Art Education Concentration – 134 credits

A. General Education – 38 credits

B. Additional Degree Requirements – 6 credits

C. Core Major Requirements – 23 credits

D. Art Education Required Courses – 30 credits

ART 155 – Basic Processes and Principles of Photography – 3 credits
ART 213 – Ceramics I – 3 credits
ART 217 – Textiles: Surface Design – 3 credits
     or ART 324 – Papermaking – 3 credits (starting fall 2014)
ART 252 – Instaprint – 3 credits
ART 270 – Painting: Acrylic and Water-Based Media – 3 credits
ART 313 – Jewelry and Metal Work – 3 credits
ART 366 – Survey of Non-Western Art – 3 credits
ART 381 – Sculpture I – 3 credits
ART 441 – The Teaching of Art in the Secondary Schools – 3 credits
ART 442 – The Teaching of Art in the Elementary Schools – 3 credits

E. Mini-concentration – 9 credits from any ONE category.

ART HISTORY – 301, 302, 316, 360, 365, 369, 400, 401, 402, 403
CRAFTS – 110, 214, 218, 224, 309, 318, 324, 325, 406, 411, 412, 413, 414, 416, 419, 420, 422, 466, 467, 480
ARTIST’S BOOKS AND PRINTMAKING – 250, 324, 350, 351, 352, 353, 450, 453
GRAPHIC DESIGN – 221, 225, 322, 326, 421, 425, 426
PAINTING AND DRAWING – 230, 271, 330, 370, 371, 430, 471
PHOTOGRAPHY – 254, 255, 256, 354, 355, 456

F. Teacher Endorsement Requirements – 15 credits

EDUC 245 – Human Growth and Development – 3 credits
EDUC 260 – Introduction to the Teaching Profession – 2 credits
EDUC 432 – Content Area Literacy – 3 credits
EDUC 455 – Principles of Secondary Education – 1 credit
EDUC 473 – Inquiry into the Classroom Community – 3 credits
EDUC 487 – Classroom Management – 3 credits
P___  Admission to Teacher Prep (0 credits)
P___  Pass VCLA Before Student Teaching
P___  Pass Praxis II Art content knowledge test BEFORE student teaching

G. Practicum Requirements – 13 credits

EDUC 270 – Practicum I – 1 credit
EDUC 410 – Directed Elementary – Secondary Teaching for Art & Music – 12 credits

**Students must be admitted to the Teacher Preparation Program before they will be permitted to enroll in any subsequent 300-400 level EDUC courses.

*** Admission to Student Teaching

In addition to the general requirements: All Art Education Candidates must pass the VCLA and Praxis II - Art: Content Knowledge before placement.