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Bachelor of Art Education

Pictured | Anistazia Barnes | Art Education | Walkerton, Indiana (hometown)


About the Bachelor of Art Education

The Bachelor of Art Education prepares students to teach art in public or private schools. Graduates of the program are licensed to teach art to grades P-12 in Indiana. The art education program gives students the same great art preparation as the BA in art, with the addition of the education courses necessary for successful teaching practice. The curriculum is state-of-the-art. There is an emphasis on technology and visual culture in order to prepare teachers fully skilled to operate effectively with 21st century learners.


Academic Advising

The Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts policy on advising requires that students meet with their academic advisors each semester prior to registration. Advising holds are placed on all Fine Arts students prior to advance registration and are released following advising appointments. Students with a declared major in Fine Arts are advised by Fine Art faculty. Additionally, you may have a secondary adviser if you have also declared a minor, although a minor is not required for a degree in the Fine Arts department. You can verify your assigned advisor in the student center in One.IU.


Degree Requirements (120 cr.)
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Students receiving the Bachelor of Art Education degree must complete 120 total credit hours including:


  • A minimum of 30 credit hours at the 300- or 400-level.
  • Courses required for the major must be completed with a grade of C– or higher.
  • A minimum CGPA of 2.0 is required.

Art Education Course Requirements (11 cr.)

All courses are 3 credits unless otherwise desginated.

  • EDUC-M 130 Introduction to Art Education
  • EDUC-M 301 Laboratory/Field Experience
    (to be taken concurrently with EDUC-M 330 Foundations of Art Education and Methods) (1 cr.)
  • EDUC-M 330 Foundations of Art Education and Methods 1
    (to be taken concurrently with EDUC-M 301 Laboratory/Field Experience)
  • EDUC-M 401 Laboratory/Field Experience
    (to be taken concurrently with EDUC-M 430 Foundations of Art Education and Methods 2) (1 cr.)
  • EDUC-M 430 Foundations of Art Education and Methods 2
    (to be taken concurrently with EDUC-M 401 Laboratory/Field Experience)

Fine Arts Department Additional Requirements (48 cr.)

All courses are 3 credits unless otherwise desginated.

Foundation Level (15 cr.)
  • AHST-A 101 Ancient and Medieval Art
  • AHST-A 102 Renaissance Through Modern Art
  • FINA-F 100 Fundamental Studio–Drawing
  • FINA-F 101 Fundamental Studio–3D
  • FINA-F 102 Fundamental Studio–2D
Upper-level Requirements (33 cr.)
  • AHST-A 303 Art Since 1945
  • AHST-A 307 Introduction to Non-Western Art (fulfills General Education Contemporary Social Values Non-Western Cultures)
  • AHST-A 308 Modern Art 1900-1945
  • FINA-P 273 Computer Art and Design I (fulfills General Education Fundamental Literacies Computer Literacy)
  • Select five additional courses at the 200-level (must be spread among 2-D and 3-D) (15 cr.)
  • Two courses at the 300-400 level (6 cr.)

Education Requirements (31 cr.)

All courses are 3 credits unless otherwise desginated.

  • EDUC-E 370 Language Arts and Reading I
    (permission of instructor waives prerequisites)
  • EDUC-F 100 Introduction to Teaching (1 cr.)
  • EDUC-F 201 Exploring the Personal Demands of Teaching: Laboratory Experience
    (to be taken concurrently with EDUC-F 202 Exploring the Personal Demands of Teaching: Field Experience) (2 cr.)
  • EDUC-F 202 Exploring the Personal Demands of Teaching: Field Experience
    (to be taken concurrently with EDUC-F 201 Exploring the Personal Demands of Teaching: Laboratory Experience (1 cr.)
  • EDUC-H 340 Education and American Culture
    (fulfills General Education Contemporary Social Values Diversity in United States Society)
  • EDUC-K 205 Introduction to Exceptional Children
  • EDUC-M 464 Methods of Teaching Reading
  • EDUC-M 482 Student Teaching in All Grades (12 cr.)
  • EDUC-P 250 General Educational Psychology
    (fulfills General Education Common Core Human Behavior and Social Institutions)
  • EDUC-P 475 Adolescent Development and Classroom Management
  • EDUC-W 200 Using Computers in Education
    (fulfills General Education Fundamental Literacies Visual Literacy)
  • PSY-P 316 Psychology of Childhood and Adolescence

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