Bachelor of Science in Education in Art Education

Dr. Lisa Kay, Art Education Program Head
Tyler Building, Room 210V
215-777-9264
lisakay@temple.edu

Tyler School of Art offers the Bachelor of Science in Education in Art Education, an accredited program leading to Pennsylvania Certification in Art, K-12. Newly-expanded offerings in the Community Arts have developed courses with outreach to the Philadelphia community. Graduates from our Art programs have gone on to graduate study, field work in art galleries, studios, and a wide variety of art-related occupations. We have a 92% placement rate for Art Education in K-12 schools and also in community sites.

The Art Education program ensures a fully-rounded preparation for the elementary and secondary school teacher. This program provides content study for art teacher preparation and teacher certification to teach art in kindergarten through twelfth grade. The requirements for the degree are 122 total credits:

Studio Art42
Art History10
Art Education20
Education and Special Education15
General Education29
Required or elective liberal arts courses6
Total Credit Hours122

The Art Education program requires students maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 to enroll in Art Education courses and to graduate with the Bachelor of Science degree in Art Education.

A portfolio is required for admission into the B.S.ED. in Art Education degree program. If you have completed college-level studio courses and are seeking studio equivalency credit, you must complete a transfer portfolio review. The department will only accept up to 24 transfer credits of studio work toward the major. Students who are seeking admission into the B.S.ED. in Art Education degree program must contact the Tyler Admissions Office (215-777-9090) for portfolio requirements.

B.S.ED. in Art Education students should routinely meet with an Art Education faculty advisor to discuss field placement, clearances, and requirements, as the state of Pennsylvania may change requirements after the Bulletin information has been posted. Application for ARTE 3096 and ARTE 4003/ARTE 4088 must be submitted by the deadline communicated to students by the Art Education department.

Degree Requirements for the B.S.ED. in Art Education

The Bachelor of Science in Education degree in Art Education may be conferred upon a student by recommendation of the faculty and upon the satisfactory completion of a minimum of 122 semester hours of credit with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

University Requirements

Completion of the university's General Education (GenEd) curriculum.

  • Successful completion (minimum grade of C-) in both VS 1151 and ARTH 1156 will waive the GenEd Arts (GA) requirement.
  • Successful completion (minimum grade of C-) in EDUC 2109, SPED 2231, and ENES 3338 will waive the GenEd Human Behavior (GB) requirement.
  • Summer or semester study abroad will satisfy the GenEd Global/World Society requirement.

Major Requirements

  • A minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA is required for registration in all Art Education courses.
  • ARTE 2001, ARTE 3096, ARTE 4003 and ARTE 4088 must be completed with a C or better to fulfill major requirements.
  • Students must earn minimum grade of C- in required Studio courses, College of Education coursework and additional mathematics requirement.
Studio Requirements in Visual Studies, Foundation and Crafts
FDPR 1501Introduction to Art and Design1
Select one of the following:3
Visual Studies 1: Interdisciplinary Studio Seminar 1
Introductory Seminar in Community Arts
Honors Introductory Seminar in Community Arts
VS 1151Visual Studies 1 Foundation: Drawing3
VS 1351Visual Studies 1 Foundation: 3D3
VS 1451Visual Studies 1 Foundation: Composition and Color2
VS 1651Visual Studies 1 Foundation: Digital Imaging3
ARTE 3202Artist Educators in Schools and Community Settings3
Select one of the following:3
Visual Studies 2 Concept Studio: Drawing
Intermediate Drawing
Intermediate Drawing
Intermediate Figure Drawing
Drawing Workshop
Select one of the following:3
Visual Studies 2 Concept Studio: Painting
Painting
Painting
Painting Workshop
Select one of the following:3
Visual Studies 2 Concept Studio: Print Imaging
Survey of Printmaking Techniques
Select one of the following:3
Visual Studies 3 Concept Studio: Hybrid Painting
Landscape
Painting Materials & Techniques
Ceramics course - select one of the following:3
Beginning Ceramics
Introduction to Beginning Ceramics for Non-Tyler BFA Majors
Fibers and Materials Studies course - select one of the following:3
Introduction to Fibers for Non-Tyler BFA Majors
Introduction to Fibers and Material Studies
Art History
ARTH 1155Arts of the World I: Prehistoric to 13003
or ARTH 1955 Honors Arts of the World I: Prehistoric to 1300
ARTH 1156Arts of the World II: 1300 to the 21st Century3
or ARTH 1956 Honors Arts of the World II: 1300 to the 21st Century
Additional Art History writing intensive elective course (2000+ level) (WI)4
Art Education
ARTE 2001Science and Art of Teaching4
ARTE 3096Art in Elementary and Secondary School (WI)4
ARTE 4003Special Needs K-12 Students in the Art Room3
ARTE 4088Student Teaching9
Education
EDUC 2103Socio-cultural Foundations of Education in the United States3
EDUC 2109Adolescent Development for Educators3
Special Education
SPED 2231Introduction to Inclusive Education3
SPED 3211Effective Instructional Strategies for Young Children with Disabilities3
English Education (Secondary)
ENES 3338Foundations of Language Teaching: Teaching English Language Learners in Grades 4 to 123
Electives
Studio Art Electives 16
Academic Elective3
Mathematics Requirement - one Mathematics course (in addition to GenEd Math)3
Total Credit Hours93

Suggested Academic Plan

Please note that this is a suggested academic plan. Depending on your situation, your academic plan may look different. 

Bachelor of Science in Education in Art Education

Requirements for New Students starting in the 2018-2019 Academic Year

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
VS 1151Visual Studies 1 Foundation: Drawing13
VS 1451Visual Studies 1 Foundation: Composition and Color2
FDPR 1501Introduction to Art and Design1
ARTH 1155 or 1955Arts of the World I: Prehistoric to 13003
ENG 0802, 0812, or 0902Analytical Reading and Writing [GW]4
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
Select one of the following:3
Visual Studies 1: Interdisciplinary Studio Seminar 1 
Introductory Seminar in Community Arts 
Honors Introductory Seminar in Community Arts 
VS 1351Visual Studies 1 Foundation: 3D3
ARTH 1156 or 1956Arts of the World II: 1300 to the 21st Century13
IH 0851 or 0951Intellectual Heritage I: The Good Life [GY]3
GenEd Quantitative Literacy Course [GQ]4
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 2
Fall
VS 1651Visual Studies 1 Foundation: Digital Imaging3
Select one of the following:3
Visual Studies 2 Concept Studio: Painting 
Painting 
Painting 
Painting Workshop 
EDUC 2103Socio-cultural Foundations of Education in the United States3
IH 0852 or 0952Intellectual Heritage II: The Common Good [GZ]3
Mathematics elective (1000+ or higher)3
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
Select one of the following:3
Visual Studies 2 Concept Studio: Print Imaging 
Survey of Printmaking Techniques 
Fibers and Materials Studies course - select one of the following:3
Introduction to Fibers for Non-Tyler BFA Majors 
Introduction to Fibers and Material Studies 
EDUC 2109Adolescent Development for Educators23
SPED 2231Introduction to Inclusive Education (field experience)23
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 3
Fall
Select one of the following:3
Visual Studies 2 Concept Studio: Drawing 
Intermediate Drawing 
Intermediate Drawing 
Intermediate Figure Drawing 
Drawing Workshop 
ARTE 2001Science and Art of Teaching (field experience)4
Ceramics course - select one of the following:3
Beginning Ceramics 
Introduction to Beginning Ceramics for Non-Tyler BFA Majors 
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
Select one of the following:3
Visual Studies 3 Concept Studio: Hybrid Painting 
Landscape 
Painting Materials Techniques 
ARTE 3202Artist Educators in Schools and Community Settings3
SPED 3211Effective Instructional Strategies for Young Children with Disabilities3
ENES 3338Foundations of Language Teaching: Teaching English Language Learners in Grades 4 to 1223
Art History Writing Intensive Elective [WI]4
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 4
Fall
ARTE 3096Art in Elementary and Secondary School [WI] (field experience)4
Studio Art Elective3
Studio Art Elective3
GenEd Breadth Course3
Academic Elective3
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
ARTE 4088Student Teaching9
ARTE 4003Special Needs K-12 Students in the Art Room3
 Term Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours: 122