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2019-2020 Undergraduate Studies Bulletin 
  Sep 18, 2020
2019-2020 Undergraduate Studies Bulletin

Art Education, BFA

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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 (32-46 hours)
  2. College Requirements (0-3 hours)
  3. Program Requirements (42 hours)
  4. Major Requirements (51 hours)

1. Carolina Core (32-46 hours)

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

must be passed with a grade of C or higher

Analytical Reasoning and Problem Solving — ARP (6-8 hours) 

Scientific Literacy — SCI (8 hours)

  • Two 4-credit hour CC-SCI laboratory science courses

Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Foreign Language — GFL (0-6 hours)

Demonstration of proficiency in one foreign language equivalent to the minimal passing grade on the exit examination in the 122 course is required. 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.

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

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

Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding —  AIU (3 hours)

Students must choose one course from:

Effective, Engaged, and Persuasive Communication: Spoken Component* — CMS (0-3 hours)

Information Literacy* —  INF (0-3 hours)

Values, Ethics, and Social Responsibility* — VSR (0-3 hours)

*Carolina Core Stand Alone or Overlay Eligible Requirements — Overlay-approved courses offer students the option of meeting two Carolina Core components in a single course. A maximum of two overlays is allowed. The total Carolina Core credit hours must add up to a minimum of 31 hours. At least one of these requirements must be satisfied by a course not applied elsewhere in general education. (3-9 Hours)

2. College Requirements (0-3 hours)

  • Foreign language course (0-3 hours) - only if needed to meet 122-level proficiency

3. Program Requirements (42 hours)

Supporting Courses (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 & ARTE 540P are corequisites.
****ARTE 560 & ARTE 560P are corequisites.

4. Major Requirements (51 hours)

A minimum grade of C is required in all major courses.

Major Courses (36 hours)

Major Electives (15 hours)

  • One course in contemporary Art History (3 hours)
  • ARTH Elective (3 hours)
  • ARTS Electives (9 hours)

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