Art Education Minor
Students can take art education courses to support their Art Studio curriculum, they can minor in Art Education, or they can continue for a fifth year to become fully certified to teach art in the state of South Carolina.
A grade of C or above is required in each course to be applied toward the minor.
Total credits required for Art Education Minor: 21
ARTE 329 Art for Elementary Schools (3) Methods of teaching art to elementary school children. Major emphasis will be given to relevant studio experiences.
ARTE 340 The School Art Program (3) (Prereq: Art Education 329 or permission of instructor) An introduction to art education as a profession. Students will examine the historical development of art in education, current issues and trends in art education, and prominent rationales for art in the schools. Methods for evaluation of art programs and student art products will be explored.
ARTE 349 Methods and Materials for Teaching Art (3) (Prereq: Education 329 or permission of instructor) Students will develop art learning units with relevant teaching support materials organized around specific art concepts and art materials. Methods for evaluation of art programs and student art products will be explored. Emphasis is placed on secondary schools.
ARTE 379 Cultural Foundations of Art/Craft in Art Education (3) (Prereq: None) Students will learn to create art using traditional and contemporary craft media and techniques as applicable to K-12 art instruction. Students will also develop an understanding of the forms and functions of non Euro-centric art across world cultures. Method of instruction will include an examination of relevant researched supported materials and assessment methodologies.
ARTE 540 The School Art Program (3) (Prereq: Graduate Student) Analysis of historical, philosophical, and theoretical foundations of art education as a profession, including the origins and contexts of prevailing practices, contemporary change models, and prominent rationales for art in the schools. Methods for standards-based curriculum development, assessment of teaching and learning, and evaluation of art programs and student art products will be explored through readings, seminars, research and studio projects, and field experiences.
ARTE 541 Practicum In Art Education (3) (Prereq: Graduate Student) Supervised clinical teaching experiences of conducting standards-based instruction with middle and high school students in a laboratory setting. Experiences include lesson planning, producing visual aids, peer and self-assessment in teaching, seminars, collaborative projects, field trip implementation and supervision, and proposal preparation for professional development opportunities.
ARTE 549 Principles And Methods (3) (Prereq: Graduate Student) Focus on methods, materials, and processes suitable for comprehensive art education content implementation. Students will develop art learning units with relevant teaching support materials organized around specific art concepts and modes of inquiry, produce assessment instruments for the evaluation of art programs and student art products, and engage in the review and analysis of art education literature for research. Emphasis is placed on secondary schools. Supervised clinical teaching experiences in the public schools are required.
ARTE 595 Art Education Workshop: Special Topics (3) (Prereq: Graduate Student) Course designed for graduate-level MAT art students or teachers holding existing certification who are preparing to teach art in the public schools. Students will develop specific disciplinary content units for various developmental levels from Pre-K to senior high school. Materials and methods will be organized around exploration of special topics. Topics will vary according to suffix. Examples of topics include Photographic Techniques for Art Education, K-12 Painting Methods, and Handbuilt Ceramics for K-12 Art Teachers.