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Department of Art and Design
Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street
Rarick Hall 115
Phone: 785-628-4247
Email: (Katie Christopher)
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Bachelor of Arts, concentration in Art Education

The opportunity to observe art classes in a “real world setting”—in one of their first semesters—helps students decide if teacher education is well suited to their goals. Once in the program, art education courses prepare them to teach grades Pre-K through 12 in a safe environment that fosters creativity and self-expression.

These specialized classes not only focus on art materials, innovative projects, and incorporation of technology but also issues of diversity, special needs, ongoing professional growth, and opportunities for involvement with school and community. The student teaching experience includes both elementary and secondary settings which opens more career options upon graduation.

Program Summary

General Education Requirements: 55 Credit Hours
Modern Language Requirements: 10 Credit Hours

Core Requirements – 36 hours
ART 205 3-D Design/Crafts (3)
ART 210 Drawing I (3)
ART 215 Drawing II (3)
ART 240 Basic Design (3)

Studio Areas (choose 4)
ART 220 Introduction to Painting (3)
ART 230 Sculpture (3)
ART 250 Printmaking (3)
ART 260 Ceramics (3)

Design Areas
ART 243 Graphic Design (3)
ART 244 Creative Photography (3)
or a 200-level Interior Design
ART 310 Figure Drawing (3)
ART 380 Survey of Art History (3)
Two 400-level Art History courses (6)

Art Major Electives – 13 hours
Choose from courses in drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics or design (photography)

Teacher Certification Requirements – 37 hours
ART 277 Early Field Experience: Art (1)
ART 300 Elementary Art Methods (2)
ART 400 Secondary School Art (3)
TEEL 202 Foundations of Education (3)
TEEL 231 Human Growth & Dev. (3)
TECS 290 Intro. To Instructional Technology (3)
TESP 302 Educating Except. Students (3)
TEEL 431 Educational Psychology (3)
TESS 494 The Secondary Sch. Exp. (4)
TESS 496 Directed Teaching Sec. (6)
TESS 496 Directed Teaching Elem. (6)

Total Credit Hours: 152

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