Art Education Courses

  • EDUC-Z 501 Art Methods for Non-Art Specialist Educators (3 cr.) Introduction to visual art education content, issues, and pedagogy for non-art speciaslist educators in P-12 school or community settings. Emphases are on the exploration of visual art processes and techniques; contributions of visual art to thinking and learning; and approaches to curriculum planning that integrates visual art with non-art subjects. (BL)
  • EDUC-Z 503 Workshop in Art Education: Variable Title (1-6 cr.) An intensive professional development workshop for pre-service of practicing educators working in a range of educational settings. Emphasis is on the application of theory to practice; curricular trends and issues; instructional techniques and strategies; and the development of instructional plans and materials for general or particular populations.
  • EDUC-Z 510 Arts for Exceptional Children (3 cr.) Issues and practices affecting art education programs for artistically talented students. Past research and writings about identification, administrative arrangements, and preparation of teachers for artistically talented students are examined and evaluated.
  • EDUC-Z 511 Nonstudio Approaches to Art Instruction (3 cr.) Exploration of critical approaches to newer media, including film, video, television, and electronics, directed toward an art context. Emphasis on the development of critical skills and approaches to teaching about aesthetics, art criticism, and art history and toward integrating these with art production in classroom.
  • EDUC-Z 525 Philosophic and Historical Foundations of Art Education (3 cr.) Examination of social forces and competing philosophies that have shaped art education across a range of educational settings. Emphases are on emerging theories of artistic development and growth as well as the evolution of society-centered, child-centered, discipline-based, and visual culture philosophies of art education. Required for Art Education graduate students. (BL)
  • EDUC-Z 530 Curriculum for Artistically Talented Students (3 cr.) Study of issues related to curriculum design, adaptation, implementation, and evaluation for artistically talented students. Examines the requirement for public schools to offer special services and activities for gifted and talented students.
  • EDUC-Z 531 Advanced Methods and Materials for Artistically Talented Students (3 cr.) Examination and evaluation of advanced methods and materials for educating artistically talented students. Teaching techniques, learning styles of students, and other skills are discussed as well as selection, development, and evaluation of instructional materials.
  • EDUC-Z 532 Advanced Methods and Materials in Art Education (3 cr.) Advanced teaching methods and newer educational materials for art education designed to give art specialists opportunities to improve their skills and knowledge in relation to specific professional situations, including education of artistically talented students.
  • EDUC-Z 533 Arts and Crafts for Teachers (3 cr.) A flexible course planned to give experience in the use of wood, leather, textiles, ceramics, and other materials, with special emphasis on the application of design principles. Not open to art education majors.
  • EDUC-Z 550 Topical Seminar in Art Education: variable title (3 cr.) Course content will vary from semester to semester; this course may be repeated up to three times in a graduate program. Various topics, such as art and computers, women in art and education, understanding art testing, art curriculum theory and development, designing instructional materials, and current issues in art education, are examined and analyzed as they apply to contemporary art education.
  • EDUC-Z 590 Independent Study in Art Education (1-3 cr.) Individual research or study with an Art Education faculty member, arranged in advance of registration. A one- or two-page written proposal should be submitted to the instructor during the first week of the term specifying the scope of the project, project activities, meeting times, completion date, and student products. Ordinarily, Z590 should not be used for the study of material taught in a regularly scheduled course.
  • EDUC-Z 700 Practicum in Art Education (1-6 cr.) P: Z500. Education experiences for prospective researchers; or supervised college teaching experiences; or administrative internships in some area of art education.
  • EDUC-Z 701 Art Education Practicum with Artistically Talented Students (3 cr.) Observation and participation experiences appropriate to education of artistically talented students. Participants will have firsthand experiences with students identified as gifted/talented in the arts.
  • EDUC-Z 750 Topical Doctoral Seminar in Art Education: Variable Title (3 cr.) Required for Art Education doctoral students. Critical examination of a range of contemporary issues and topics, including those related to learning, curriculum, pedagogy, visual culture or equity in art education. May be taken up to four times for credit.
  • EDUC-Z 760 Art Education Research Seminar (1-3 cr.) Required for Art Education doctoral students. Emphasis is on the analysis of research and scholarship in art education as well as the development of independent research and publication skills within a learning community. May be taken up to four times for credit.

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