Art Education (Z)

  • 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.

    Not Repeatable for Credit

  • EDUC-Z 510 Arts and Creativity for High Ability Students (3 cr.)

    Participants explore issues and practices related to creativity, the arts, and teaching students of high academic and artistic ability.  Focus is on creativity and student identification, curriculum development, programming, and assessment.

    Not Repeatable for Credit

  • 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.

    Not Repeatable for Credit

  • 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.

    Not Repeatable for Credit

  • EDUC-Z 531 Designing Visual Learning Environments for Children (3 cr.)

    A graduate level introduction to fundamentals of designing and facilitating children's visual art learning experiences in schools, community centers and museums. Emphasis on pedagogy in the context of practice and field experiences with children. Required for graduate certification in visual art. Non-art majors welcome with instructor permission.

    Not Repeatable for Credit

  • EDUC-Z 532 Art Education in School & Museum Settings: Foundations & Methods (3 cr.)

    A graduate level course in issues and strategies of curriculum development, instruction of visual art education, and philosophic perspectives of teaching art in PreK-12 schools, museums, community settings and other professional contexts. Required for all-grade visual art certification. Open to graduate students interested in art education in non-school settings.

    Not Repeatable for Credit

  • EDUC-Z 533 Child Art: Understanding Children as Makers and Readers of Images (3 cr.)

    Graduate level introduction to the nature, meanings and development of visual/artistic expressions and aesthetic responses from childhood through adolescence. Students will analyze children's artworks and reactions to images through readings, case studies, and field experiences, and consider implications for promoting artistic and aesthetic growth. Open to all graduate students.

    Not Repeatable for Credit

  • EDUC-Z 535 Methods in Online Studio Instruction and Critique (3 cr.)

    This methods course prepares students to teach online studio courses for secondary and post-secondary students. Focus is on integrating new media in online learning, engaging higher-order thinking through small group critique, and developing units of online instruction. Includes supervised praxis experiences.

    Not Repeatable for Credit

  • EDUC-Z 550 Topical Seminar in Art Education (3 cr.)

    Advanced study of selected topics in art education drawing upon resources which are uniquely available or particularly pertinent to the given topic.

    Repeatable for Credit: 99 credits and 99 completions

  • EDUC-Z 590 Independent Study or Research 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.

    Repeatable for Credit: 99 credits and 99 completions

  • EDUC-Z 599 Master's Thesis in Education (3 cr.)

    The thesis may be an organized scientific study or a systematic and comprehensive analysis of theory and practice in a specific area.

    Repeatable for Credit: 99 credits and 99 completions

  • EDUC-Z 600 Historical Studies in Art Education (3 cr.)

    History of art education in Western Civilization and in the public schools of the United States. Practice in abstracting and evaluating historical studies and investigating an historical inquiry.

    Not Repeatable for Credit

  • EDUC-Z 700 Practicum in Art Education (1-6 cr.)

    Training experiences for prospective researchers; or supervised college teaching experiences; or administrative internships in some area of art education.

    Repeatable for Credit: 99 credits and 99 completions

  • 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.

    Repeatable for Credit: 99 credits and 99 completions

  • EDUC-Z 705 Drama as Critical Pedagogy Across the Curriculum K-12 Drama-In-Education: Kindergarten Through Second (3 cr.)

    This course explores a wide range of connections between drama and critical pedagogy across the curriculum. Focus is given to current theories, practice/strategies and research that articulate this connection.

    Not Repeatable for Credit

  • 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.

    Repeatable for Credit: 12 credits and 4 completions

  • EDUC-Z 760 Art Education Research Seminar: Variable Title (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.

    Repeatable for Credit: 12 credits and 4 completions

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