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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Visual Art Teaching Major, BA

This major satisfies the endorsement for visual arts. 

A comprehensive visual-art program that qualifies students to teach art at either the elementary or secondary levels in regular or self-contained classrooms. Students taking this major are required to apply to the Teacher Preparation Program and complete the Secondary Education major offered through the Curriculum, Supervision, and Educational Leadership Department, in order to be recommended for Washington State licensure.

Program Learner Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of art education, children’s development in art, finding and utilizing resources, diversity, reflection, aesthetics, art history, art criticism, art production, visual culture, technology, creativity; and strategies for including these components into an art curriculum.
  • Formulate their philosophy of teaching and their philosophy of teaching art in written papers
  • Apply classroom management strategies, exhibit student artwork, demonstrate their ability to implement art curriculum and order art materials and supplies
  • Design an art classroom
  • Demonstrate knowledge of current issues in art education
  • Enroll in and pass studio, art history and education courses required for completion of the Visual Art Teaching program
  • Demonstrate knowledge of both Western and non-Western historical and contemporary visual arts
  • Apply effective use of a wide range of technical skills in the production of artwork
  • Pass the edTPA test and the NES Art (503) to be certified in Visual Art Teaching K-12

Lower-Division Studio Arts Credits: 16

Select four from the following:

Total Credits: 82

Secondary Education Program Credits: 50 (or Professional Education Program)

Professional Education Program  
Secondary Education Program  

Total Credits: 132

College and Department Information

Art and Design Department  
College of Arts and Humanities