Throughout the Art Education teacher-training program, students learn how to understand, motivate and engage K-12 learners in the study and appreciation of visual art. All of the courses offered in the program require at least nine classroom observations, helping lay the groundwork for an in-depth study of classroom management and innovative teaching strategies. Thematic lessons and unit plans that integrate with other subjects are written in each course. All teaching presentations are videotaped and discussed in a group setting, and the final course prior to student teaching is a practicum in art education, where students spend four weeks in community schools working with an art teacher at every level.
Possible Careers for Bachelor level graduates:
Possible careers for Masters level graduates:
Steve Willis, PhD. Professor.
To begin course work in the field of art education, you initially need to be admitted to Missouri State. Before completing 75 credit hours, you must also be admitted to a degree program.
The art education program is offered in partnership with the College of Education. You must meet certain admission and certification requirements to continue in the program.
Requirements for Admission to and Continuance in the Teacher Education Program: Students who plan to complete teacher certification requirements must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program. Application is automatically made when enrolling in SEC 302, ELE 302, SPE 310, MUS 200, or KIN 200. Admission to the Program is required before students are allowed to begin additional courses in the professional education component (with the exception of EDT 365 which may be taken concurrently with ELE 302, SPE 310, or SEC 302).
The criteria used to determine admission or rejection to the Teacher Education Program are outlined below. In addition to having completed at least 45 semester hours (secondary and middle school majors) or 30 semester hours (early childhood, elementary, and special education majors) of university coursework, the student must have:
In addition to completing Foundations courses (ART 100, 101, 115, 215) students must have a combined GPA (Missouri State and transfer combined) of at least 2.50, GPA in Art and Design of 2.50, "C" or higher in ART 360. Application for admission to the degree program may be made after completion of thirty hours and must be made before sixty hours have been completed or student records will be encumbered. In addition to completing the specific Art and Design requirements, students must also fulfill all the admission requirements as listed under the Teacher Education Program section of this catalog.
To gain full admittance into the art education program, follow the steps below:
When you declare your major, you will be listed as a pre-major until you satisfy all admission requirements.
Note: A student’s application for admission to the Program is considered by the Professional Education Committee when the requirements listed above are complete. A student’s qualifications for continuance in the Teacher Education Program is subject to review and change by the Professional Education Committee at any time while the student is enrolled. Students should check with their advisor or department head for any additional program specific requirements.
Contact Judith Fowler to see program requirements for the M.S.Ed., Secondary Education, under Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs.
Admission requirements include a Bachelor's degree from an accredited art program, with a major equivalent to certification by a state agency to teach Art (K-12); a minimum of 9 hours in art history with significant exposure to non-western art; a course in modern or contemporary art history; and approval of departmental entrance committee.
A minimum of 15 hours of course work in art is required. With permission of their advisor, students may apply 1-6 additional hours of art electives (21 total) to the 32-hour degree minimum.
|Course Code||Course Title||Credit Hours|
|ART 700||Historical Perspectives in Art Education||3 hrs|
|ART 760||Contemporary Issues and Current Trends in Art Education||3 hrs|
|Art Electives||9 hrs|
|Optional course work (generally in Art)
chosen in consultation with the advisor
Students may choose a concentration in art education, art history, or art studio. A minimum of 6 hours is required in art education, and students may select additional course work in art education, art history, or art studio to total 15 hours. In the studio area, students may choose from a series of workshops dealing with various studio areas, independent study in one studio area, or a combination of the two. Portfolio review of work in the chosen studio area will be required.