Art Education - B.A.

COLLEGE: College of the Arts

DEPARTMENT: School of Art
305B Art Building
Tel: 330-672-7866
E-mail: rvandeza@kent.edu
Web: http://dept.kent.edu/art
DESCRIPTION: Completion of the Bachelor in Arts in Art Education certifies students for pre-K–12 licensure. The program graduates teachers who apply learner-centered pedagogy through the use of expressive, technical and organizational skills with a basic understanding of the philosophical and social foundations underlying art in education. Graduates understand child development and the creative needs of learners; use traditional and newer technological processes; incorporate art history and aesthetic concepts to studio practices; employ instructional strategies based on reflective practice; and create learning environments that help students build on prior knowledge and meet success.

In order to enroll in upper-division professional education coursework, students seeking licensure must be admitted to the education minor in the College of Education, Health, and Human Services. Refer to the College of Education, Health, and Human Services section of this Catalog for specific information about this process.

Students must meet College of Education, Health, and Human Services professional requirements for admission to advanced study.

Upon entry to this program, student must make an appointment to see a program counselor in 306 White Hall (330-672-2862) to discuss the education minor.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:
Teachers of self-enrichment education held about 253,600 jobs in 2008. The largest numbers of teachers were employed by public and private educational institutions and providers of social assistance.

Public school teachers must be licensed, which typically requires a bachelor's degree and the completion of an approved teacher education program; private school teachers do not have to be licensed but may still need a bachelor's degree.
(Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

ADMISSION
REQUIREMENTS:
General Admissions for New Freshman: Students most likely to be admitted and succeed at the Kent Campus are those who have graduated with at least 16 units of the recommended college preparatory curriculum in high school, who have achieved a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 or higher (on a 4.0 scale), and whose composite ACT score is 21 or better (980 combined critical reading and math SAT score). For more information on admissions, visit the admissions website for new freshmen.

General Admissions for Transfer Students:
Generally, a transfer applicant who has taken 12 or more semester hours with a college cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale may be admitted. An applicant who has taken fewer than 12 semester hours will be evaluated on both collegiate and high school records. For more information on admissions, visit the admissions website for transfer students.
GRADUATION
REQUIREMENTS
A 2.75 cumulative GPA and a 2.75 GPA in the major are necessary for admission to advanced study, student teaching and graduation in this program. Minimum C (2.00) grade is required in all courses specified as requirements and in education courses required as part of the minor.

The following Praxis II Examinations are required for licensure. Principles of Learning and Teaching (K-6 or 5-9 or 7-12) and the specialty area test, Art (content knowledge.)
LANGUAGE
REQUIREMENT:
None

STUDY ABROAD/AWAY OPPORTUNITIES Travel to London and Paris
Art and Design Education in Florence, Italy
New York City Study/Travel

There are many Study Abroad/Away Opportunities, for more information contact the Office of Global Education.
PROGRAM FEE:
$100/semester
ACCREDITATION: National Association of Schools of Art and Design
STUDENT
ORGANIZATIONS:
Art History Club; Ceramics Club; Glass Club; Undergraduate Art Club
GRADUATE
PROGRAMS
Art Education (M.A.), Art History (M.A.), Crafts (M.A. and M.F.A.), Fine Arts (M.A. and M.F.A.), Curriculum and Instruction (M.Ed.), Early Childhood Education (M.A., M.A.T. and M.Ed.)

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