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Columbus State University

Bachelor of Science in Education
Art Education

College of the Arts

Department of Art

Program Description

Art Education prepares highly qualified teachers of art for instruction in elementary and secondary schools by providing challenging course work in pedagogy, curriculum content, and assessment consistent with the national, state, and local standards and goals.

The CSU Department of Art is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

Career Opportunities

While the Bachelor of Science in Education in Art Education  (BSEd) program primarily prepares students to work as P-12 teachers, they may also choose to pursue a wide variety of careers and leadership opportunities in the arts, or apply to graduate degree programs in the arts such as the MEd.

The preparation of elementary, middle, and secondary school teachers in Art Education is accomplished through the joint efforts of the College of Education and Health Professions and the Department of Art. Teacher education programs, typically, are closely structured; therefore, students should select a teaching field early in their academic career and follow the appropriate curriculum after declaring a major.

Admission Requirements

Students pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Education (BSEd) in Art Education must meet all admission requirements set forth by the College of Education and Health Professions (COEHP) and meet all requirements set forth by the Department of Art.

During the sophomore year as an art major, students intending to complete a teacher education program make formal application to the teacher education program. Normally, this occurs after the student has completed three semesters of full-time course work. Application is made to the COEHP Office of Student Advising and Field Experiences. Students should make themselves familiar with the COEHP processes and requirements by visiting the COEHP catalog section. /catalogs/2015-2016/college_coehp.php

Learning Outcomes

Demonstrate competence in art media and technology. 
Demonstrate competency in art theory, awareness of art and art movements. 
Demonstrate competence in Art Education Foundations.
Demonstrate competence in P12 curriculum development. 
Demonstrate competence in preparedness for teaching certification. 

Additional Program Requirements

Students must maintain a C or better in all major courses

Students must successfully complete two milestone courses (ARTS2000 Foundation Review and ARTE3000 Pre-exhibit Review). Failure to complete each of these within two attempts will result in the student being advised to choose another major.

Students must mount a professional capstone Thesis Exhibition (ARTS4796).

Students must complete all Teaching Requirements, which includes application for admission into the Teacher Education Program through COEHP.

Program Of Study

Area A Essential Skills Required Hours: 9
ENGL 1101 (with a grade of "C" or better)
ENGL 1102
(with a grade of "C" or better)
Select one of the following courses:

Area B Institutional Options Required Hours: 4-5
COMM 1110
Select two of the following courses:

OR
Select one of the following courses:
Foreign Language 1001, 1002, 2001, or 2002
Any Area C-E course with a study abroad component.

Note: the extra hour may be used as an elective.

Area C Humanities/Fine Arts/Ethics Required Hours: 6
Select one of the following humanities courses:

Select one of the following fine arts courses: *ITDS 1145, though listed under both humanities and fine arts, may be taken only once.

Area D Science/Math/Technology Required Hours: 10-11
Select two science courses from the list below, one of which must include a lab.

Select one of the following courses or a science course from above:

Area E Social Sciences Required Hours: 12
Select one course from the following two courses:
HIST 2111
HIST 2112

Take the following course:
POLS 1101
Select one behavioral science course from the following courses:

Select one world cultures course from the following courses:

Wellness Requirement Required Hours: 3
PHED 1205
Select any one PEDS course.

Area F Courses Related to Major Required Hours: 18
A grade of "C" or better is required in each course.

Area G Required Hours: 57
Program Requirements

A grade of "C" or better is required in each course.


Select two:

Select one:
ARTS 3237 Figure Drawing
ARTS 4236 Advanced Drawing

Select one:
ARTS 3200 Creative Imaging
ARTS 3266 Digital Photography

Teaching Requirements
(*Requires Admission to Teacher Education Program.)
A grade of "C" or better is required in each ARTE course.

Area H Program Electives Required Hours: 12
A grade of "C" or better is required in each course.
Select 12 hours from any ARTH/ ARTS courses not taken in other areas.

Total Hours Required: 132

4 Year Course Schedule

Suggested four year course schedule