Art Education K-12

Art Education K-12
Hours78.0 Credit Hours
LEPLimited Enrollment Program of 50 Students.
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Program Requirements

This major is designed to prepare students to teach in public schools. In order to graduate with this major, students are required to complete Utah State Office of Education licensing requirements. To view these requirements go to or contact Education Student Services, 350 MCKB, (801) 422-3426.
For students accepted into the major after August 1, 2014, grades below C in any required coursework in a teaching major or teaching minor will not be accepted. Teacher candidates must maintain a total GPA of 3.0 or higher throughout the program and to qualify for student teaching. For details on admission and retention requirements for teaching majors and teaching minors, see Educator Preparation Program (EPP) Requirements in the Undergraduate Catalog.
requirement 2 Complete 5.0 hours from the following course(s)
Note: FBI fingerprint and background clearance must be completed before enrolling in ARTED 276.
Obtain acceptance into the Art Education K-12 BA program.
requirement 3 Complete 1 course
First-year foundation course:
requirement 5 Complete 2 courses
Second-year foundation courses:
requirement 7 Complete 6.0 hours from the following course(s)
Complete an interview with advisor.
Complete a teaching assistant experience. Must be approved by Tara Carpenter. Complete prior to student teaching. See Sharon Heelis for hiring. See Art Department secretary for finalization.
Contact Education Student Services, 350 MCKB, 801-422-3426, to schedule the final interview to clear your application for the secondary teaching license. You should be registered for your last semester at BYU prior to the scheduled appointment.
requirement 12 Complete 12.0 hours from the following course(s)
Student teachers/interns must complete three forms in their MyLink accounts (PIBS, CDS, FED) and attach their TWS to the MyLink account for their program. All four must be completed to be cleared for graduation.
Program Outcomes

Community, Research, Lifelong Learning, and Service

Students will actively engage in communities of learning through collaborative inquiry, research, and service.

Curriculum Theory

Students will construct curricula and other professional materials that reflect current practices and theories in art and education.

Studio Practice

Students will develop a studio practice that connects to their identity as an art educator and that includes the breadth of media and skills required of art educators in schools.

Teaching Experience

Students will demonstrate sound teaching practices in a variety of contexts.

Professional Licensure

Students will fulfill all professional licensure requirements and standards as required by the Art Education Program, the McKay School of Education, and University Standards for Educational Preparation Programs.

Spiritual Dimension of Art Education

Students will demonstrate their ability to consider complex questions and personal responsibilities associated with art and education in the light of gospel principles.