Art and Archaeology Major with Art Education Concentration (pre K-12), B.A.

Students who wish to teach art at the preK-12 level should plan to major in Art and Archaeology with an art education concentration. Students in this concentration receive a strong training in traditional studio media, including design, drawing, painting, photography, ceramics and printmaking; as well as in digital media and art history. Students who successfully complete this concentration will receive certification to teach in Maryland upon graduation, as well as reciprocity for teaching in certain other states.

The art education concentration develops broad-based knowledge and skills in the studio arts, insuring that students will be thoroughly prepared to teach courses in design, drawing and painting, photography, ceramics, and printmaking. Required courses in photography and digital arts will introduce students to the uses of technology in the arts. Courses in art history provide students with a solid grounding in the history and cultural contexts of the visual arts. An internship (i.e., a student teaching semester) will culminate teacher preparation. More information about the secondary education requirements is available in the Department of Education listings.

Requirements for the Major:

Foundation courses

ARTS 101Design

4.0

ARTS 123Drawing I

3.0

ART 201Meaning & Method in Art

3.0

ARTS 224Drawing II

3.0

ART 220History of Art I

3.0

ART 221History of Art II

3.0

Total Credit Hours:19.0

Second level courses

ARTS 203Ceramics Handbuilding

3.0

or

ARTS 243Ceramic Wheel

3.0

 

ARTS 211Digital Photography

3.0

or

ARTS 214Darkroom Photography

3.0

 

ARTS 226Digital Arts

3.0

 

ARTS 234Relief Printmaking I

3.0

or

ARTS 235Monotype Printmaking I

3.0

 

ARTS 237Painting I

3.0

Total Credit Hours:15.0

Upper-level requirements

ART 306Writing for Art and Archaeology

3.0

 

ARTS 304Ceramics:Sculpture/Handbuilding

3.0

or

ARTS 311Photography II

3.0

or

ARTS 314Relief Printmaking II

3.0

or

ARTS 315Monotype Printmaking II

3.0

or

ARCA 322Photojournalism

3.0

or

ARTS 343Intermediate Wheel

3.0

 

ARTS 338Painting II

3.0

One additional 300-level or above art history course (ART)

3.0

One additional 300 level studio course in any medium (ARTS)

3.0

Total Credit Hours:15.0

Total Credit Hours: 49.0

 In addition, students must meet the requirements specified under Education, Secondary Education Certification.