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2018-2019 Undergraduate Studies Bulletin 
  Mar 02, 2024
2018-2019 Undergraduate Studies Bulletin [Archived Catalog]

Art Education, B.F.A.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate the ability to make art using two and three-dimensional materials appropriate for use in elementary and early childhood settings. 
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to make art using two and three-dimensional materials appropriate for use in secondary settings. 
  • Students will write an arts unit of instruction centered on relevant themes and demonstrates the ability to write learning outcomes that match assessment. 
  • Students will recall the kinds of assessment used in the elementary and secondary art classroom and demonstrate its use in the arts unit of instruction by creating various assessment tools. 
  • Students will recall various teaching strategies used for challenging different kinds of learners and integrative learning. 
  • Students will develop communication skills and motivational strategies for teaching.
  • Students will gain expertise in curriculum development and lesson planning. 
  • Students will successfully develop and teach two demonstration lessons as part of the Young Artists Workshop. 
  • Students will begin to master successful teaching skills and behaviors and become aware of how such skills and behaviors are measured through the ADEPT assessment instrument, which student teachers and all first year teachers in South Carolina must successfully master. 
  • Students will gain knowledge of the Collaborative Educational Leader and be able to describe each element of the framework. 
  • Students will observe or practice teaching in a school setting for at least 3 hours each week for a total of 30 hours. 
  • Students will record observations of teaching content, interaction patterns, classroom management, use of technology, use of time and space, and knowledge of students. 
  • Students will write reflective papers and or a case study on a specific issue or situation that they observe between  K-12 students and the teacher. 
  • The student will discuss appropriate dispositions that underlie the knowledge and practice required of candidates: Integrity, Intellectual Spirit, Justice, and Stewardship. 
  • Students will create digital artworks by utilizing contemporary interactive technologies.  
  • Students write original scripts for their animation and video films. 
  • Students will develop curriculum outlines for integrating digital technologies in to the K-12 art curriculum. 
  • Students will analyze and respond to assigned course readings in writing. 
  • Students will present assigned course readings to class. 
  • Students will analyze historical and contemporary approaches to children’s artistic development through written responses. . 
  • Student will demonstrate a grasp of course readings via midterm test. 
  • Students will develop research skills by conducting art projects in an after school setting and documenting observations of children’s art making with field notes. 
  • Students will write a research paper based on their observations of children’s art making. 
  • Students will pass the praxis II exam and qualify for certification in the state of South Carolina 
  • Students will develop ways to apply the art curriculum to the public school classroom utilizing interdisciplinary approaches to plan and initiate a K-12 sequential curriculum that incorporates art production, art criticism, aesthetics, art history and art assessment, and conforms to National, State and local Visual and Performing Arts Standards for each grade level or course they teach. 
  • Students will develop and use effective classroom management strategies. 
  • Students will write and teach age/grade appropriate lesson plans for the grade levels assigned. 
  • Students will successfully complete the requirements of the ADEPT evaluation system for Adept Performance Standards one, two, three and ten. 
  • Document the student teaching experience through self-evaluation checklists, journal entries, lesson plans, and a visual record of student art making and art making processes (photographs). 

Major Map

A major map is a layout of required courses in a given program of study, including critical courses and suggested course sequences to ensure a clear path to graduation.

Major maps are only a suggested or recommended sequence of courses required in a program of study. Please contact your academic advisor for assistance in the application of specific coursework to a program of study and course selection and planning for upcoming semesters.


Art Education, BFA



Degree Requirements (125-142 hours)

  1. Carolina Core Plus General Education Requirements (32-49 Hours)
  2. Certification Requirements (42 Hours)
  3. Major Requirements (51 Hours)

1. Carolina Core Plus General Education Requirements (32-49 Hours)

CMW: Effective, Engaged, and Persuasive Communication: Writing (6 hours)

Must be passed with a grade of C or higher.

AIU: Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding (3 Hours)

Students must choose one course from:

GFL: Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Communicate Effectively in More than One Langauge (0-9 Hours)

Specified or additional College of Arts and Sciences Requirement:

  • Demonstration of proficiency in one foreign language equivalent to the minimal passing grade on the exit examination in the 122 course is required for all baccalaureate degrees. Students can demonstrate this proficiency by successfully completing Phase II of the Proficiency Test or by successfully completing the 122 course, including the exit exam administered as part of that course.

It is strongly recommended that students continuing the study of a foreign language begin college-level study of that language in their first semester and continue in that language until their particular foreign language requirement is completed.

ARP: Analytical Reasoning and Problem-Solving (6-8 Hours)

SCI: Scientific Literacy (8 Hours)

Specified or additional College of Arts and Sciences Requirement:

  • Two 4-credit hour laboratory science courses

GHS: Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Historical Thinking (3 hours)

GSS: Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Social Sciences (3 hours)

Carolina Core Stand Alone or Overlay Eligible Requirements (3-9 Hours)

  • Up to two of these requirements may be met in overlay courses. At least one of these requirements must be satisfied by a course not applied elsewhere in general education.

CMS: Carolina Core Effective, Engaged, and Persuasive Communication: Speech

INF: Carolina Core Information Literacy

VSR: Carolina Core Values, Ethics, and Social Responsibility

2. Certification Requirements (42 hours)

The following professional courses in education are required for all students preparing to teach art in K-12 settings:


*Block courses—ARTE 571  and ARTE 565  are taken in the last year of study.

**ARTE 525  & ARTE 525P  are corequisites

***ARTE 540  and ARTE 540P  are corequisites

****ARTE 560  and ARTE 560P  are corequisites

3. Major Requirements (51 hours)

Each student must have a concentration of at least 9 hours in one studio area at the 200 level or above.

Four additional courses in Art History:

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