Art Education, B.S.

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The graduation requirements are listed below. In addition, students select free electives to reach 120 credits overall required for the degree, and this program requires a 2.7 cumulative GPA is required for graduation.  The department website provides an overview of the program, admission requirements for the major (when applicable), faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers:

This is an educator preparation program in the State of Connecticut with additional admission requirements (see Admissions>>Teacher/Educator Preparation Programs). Candidates recommended for certification must also meet any additional Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) requirements (see Degree Requirements>>Teacher/Educator Preparation Programs) in effect on the date CSDE receives the certification application.


All bachelor’s degree programs include liberal education (LEP) and writing (W) course requirements. To review more detailed information, please visit General Education (LEP) Degree Requirements.   


Up to three courses in the major/cognate may also satisfy LEP requirements and will be indicated below; no more than two courses in the same subject may be used towards LEP Explorations.  

Art Requirements (39 Credits)
ART 104 – History of Western Art I (T2CE)
ART 105 – History of Western Art II (T2CE)
ART 112 – Color and 2-D Design
ART 113 – Three Dimensional Design (T2CD)
ART 150 – Introductory Drawing I (T2CD)
ART 151 – Introductory Drawing II (T2CD)
ART 220 – Introductory Painting
ART 236 – Ceramics I: Handbuilding
ART 414 – Socially Engaged Art Education 

Select 12 additional credits in studio art or art history (except ART 201)

Education Requirements (32 Credits)
ART 270 — Introduction to Art Education
ART 370 — Strategies and Methods for Teaching Art
ART 371 – Curriculum Development in Art Education
ART 375 – Clinical Field Experience
ART 412 – Professional Topics in Art Education
EDU 316 – Child Development and Psychology for Educators
EDU 471 — Supporting English Learners for School Success
RDG 470 — Literacy in the Content Areas
ART 335 – Student Teaching I
ART 435 – Student Teaching II
SED 225 – Introduction to Exceptionalities (‘C’ or better)


EDU 200 – Teachers, Schools and Societies (T2CC)
HIS 110 – United States History to 1877
      or HIS 111 – United States History from 1877 to present (T2AE)
SHE 203 – School Health (T2MB)*


Students with an overall 3.0 GPA may be approved to complete an accelerated pathway. Graduate courses may be completed during their senior year when a student has earned at least 90 credits. Courses successfully completed with a grade of 'C' or higher will earn dual credit to be applied to both the undergraduate and graduate transcript. Approval to start graduate coursework does not guarantee admission to the graduate program.

Accelerated Pathway to Graduate Program
In consultation with their advisor, students may select up to 9 credits of graduate level coursework (500-level or higher) appropriate to their intended graduate program of study.