The successful candidate in this program earns a multiage visual arts teaching license that qualifies them to teach art in high school or to be a middle school or elementary arts supervisor/art teacher. It does not prepare nor allow the recipient to teach general elementary school classes. Students wishing to pursue this concentration must apply to the teacher education program (see requirements on page 108). This concentration adheres to the standards set forth by NCATE (National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education) and Ohio Department of Education Rule 3301-24-02. It also meets the guidelines of the State Competency Arts Education Model in the field of visual arts. The program is generally broad in artistic scope and includes work in most studio areas.
This major shares the art core and other courses with other studio focused majors. As such, this major shares the same overall program learning outcomes.
Demonstrate an understanding of two-dimensional and three-dimensional elements and principles of art.
Demonstrate proficiency in the tools and media related to the specific art concentration.
Conceptualize, discuss, and critique artistic work using discipline-specific terminology.
Students seeking art education licensure must be admitted to the SSU teacher education program.