Professional Organization Participation
Join the National Art Education Association as a student member. Participate as an active and contributing member of the BYU NAEA Student Chapter. Participate in local and regional organizations and structures, such as SWAP, Evening for Educators, Utah Art Education Association, museum and community art education events and activities.
Observe & Analyze Diverse Teaching Sites
Participate in a visit to a charter school, a school for children with physical and mental challenges, and an alternative school. Participate in visits to schools (elementary specialist, middle level, high school, and 2 schools of the student's choice), prepare observations in each setting, teach an art lesson at assigned settings, conduct peer evaluations, and complete journal entries with reflective entries.
Construct Relevant Curricular Materials
Create an instructional resource file. Create a presentation on an art education method and create a guide sheet. Create school newsletter, bulletin board display and an instructional resource aid. Generate lesson plans in relation to observations, school cultures, district and state mandates, and contemporary educational theory.
Analyze Teaching and Learning in Context
Evaluate a variety of learning styles and how those relate to your own curricular understandings and the observations obtained in school sites. Video record one lesson to view and analyze and review with peers. Conduct an interview with a child regarding their perceptions of art and create a summary analysis of the data collected. Analyze case study incidences regarding the moral dimensions of teaching.
Secondary Education Admission
Complete admission requirements to be admitted into the secondary education program.