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Bachelor of arts with a major in art education

The bachelor of arts with a major in art education qualifies students for certification by the state of Michigan to teach art in elementary and secondary schools. This degree combines studio art, art history and art education.

Art Education K-12 Comprehensive Major
(No minor required)
Art 153
Art studio 250
Art studio 255 or 256
Art studio 257 or 258
Art studio 251
Five studio art electives including two intermediate courses and one advanced course.
Art education 315, 316 and 359
Art history 101 and 102
Art history 238, 239 or 240
Art history 241, 243 or 245
Art education 399

Prior to the teaching internship, students must have the approval of the department. Criteria for approval are found in the Teacher Education Program Guidebook, available in the education department.

Students must have earned a grade of C (2.0) or better in Art 153 before applying for admission to the studio art and art education programs.

Consult the art education advisor for more information.

Fine Arts Elementary Group Minor

Education students have the opportunity to include a minor in the Fine Arts in their Elementary Education program.

Consult the art education advisor for more information.

Required Courses
•Art education 315 (Art 153 prerequisite is waived)
•CAS 214
•EDUC 210
•MUSC 239
•Elementary Dance Interim (recommended) or PER 150
•Choose one course from the following Art courses:
Art 153, Art studio 250, Art history 101, Arth 102 or Art or Art history interim (advisor-approved)
•Choose one course from the following CAS courses:
CAS 190, CAS 200, CAS 203, CAS 217, CAS 218, CAS 303, CAS 316, CAS interim (advisor-approved)
•Choose one course from the following Dance courses:
DAN 202, DAN 310 (recommended), DAN 330 (PER 156 prerequisite) DAN interim (advisor-approved)
•Choose one course from the following Music courses:
MUSC 100, MUSC 103, MUSC 106, MUSC 107, MUSC 108, MUSC 203, MUSC 120 (piano), 130 (voice), 190 (guitar), MUSC interim (advisor-approved)

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Honors Program

For complete information on the Honor's Program, please visit the Honor's Program website. Refer to the quick info below to see the specific requirements for studio art majors. The department's Honor's Program advisor is Professor Henry Luttikhuizen.

Studio Art Honors:
•minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 and a total of six honors courses (18 hours minimum) overall;
•at least three honors courses outside the department of art and art history;
•at least three honors art courses, including at least two 300-level studio courses;
•a minimum GPA of 3.5 in the major.

Art History Honors:
•minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 and a total of six honors courses (18 hours minimum) overall;
•at least three honors courses outside the department of art and art history;
•at least three honors art courses, including at least two upper-level art history courses;
•a minimum GPA of 3.5 in the major.