Art PK-12, Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification

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The Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification Programs offer a defined set of courses beyond the undergraduate degree to prepare candidates for Connecticut teacher certification, though they do not lead to a degree. These programs require a bachelor's degree for admittance. However, since these programs are composed of undergraduate coursework, they are offered as undergraduate programs. These programs can be pursued on a full-time or part-time basis.

Candidates must maintain good standing throughout the teacher education program and meet all State requirements for certification (state licensure exam, online modules, etc.) in order to be recommended for certification to the State Department of Education. Students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with Connecticut's teacher certification regulations and keeping abreast of changes to those regulations. If state regulations change before completion of a certification program, students will be required to meet these new regulations in order to receive the University's recommendation for certification to the State Department of Education

37 Credits Required
GPA 2.7 Required


Introductory Courses:
ART 270 - Introduction to Art Education
EDU 200 - Teachers, Schools and Society
SHE 203 - School Health

Intermediate Courses:
ART 370 - Strategies and Methods for Teaching Art
EDU 316 - Child Development and Psychology for Educators
ART 414 - Socially-Engaged Art Education

Advanced Courses:
ART 371 - Curriculum Development in Art Education
EDU 471 - Supporting English Learners for School Success
RDG 470 - Literacy in Content Areas
SED 481 - Teaching Exceptional Students in Elementary OR
   SED 482 - Secondary Education in the Classroom

Student Teaching Courses:
ART 412 - Professional Topics in Art Education
ART 335 - Student Teaching I
ART 435 - Student Teaching II

Non-Course Requirements:
Module 1: Behavioral Difficulties (Social and Emotional Development)
Module 2: Dyslexia Required