Bachelor of Fine Arts with Art Education Concentration

The B.F.A. with the Art Education Concentration prepares students for the PA certification in teaching art, kindergarten through twelfth grade. Students must complete B.F.A. requirements along with a three-year sequence in Education and Art Education that begins in the sophomore year. Five years are necessary to fulfill all requirements. Students who take summer session courses may complete the degree in 4.5 years.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with the Art Education Concentration may be conferred upon a student by recommendation of the faculty and upon the satisfactory completion of a minimum of 155 semester hours of credit with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

University Requirements

All Temple students are required to complete the General Education (GenEd) curriculum.

  • Successful completion (minimum C-) of FDPR 1511 and ARTH 1156 satisfies the GenEd Arts (GA) requirement.
  • Successful completion (minimum C-) of EDUC 2109, SPED 2231, and ENES 3338 satisfies the GenEd Human Behavior (GB) requirement.
  • Summer or semester study abroad will satisfy the GenEd Global/World Society (GG) requirement. 

Concentration Requirements

ARTE 2001, ARTE 3096, ARTE 4003 and ARTE 4088 must be completed with a C or better to fulfill concentration requirements.

Students must earn a minimum grade of C- in required College of Education coursework and additional mathematics requirement to fulfill concentration requirements.

Students in the B.F.A. degree with the Art Education Concentration are required to take a Ceramics studio course and an additional studio course in Crafts; a Painting studio course and an additional studio course from PDS; a Printmaking studio course and an additional studio course from the GAD department.  These courses may include prerequisite, sophomore, and/or studio courses within the student's chosen B.F.A. major.

Any B.F.A. student who wishes to pursue the Art Education Concentration must arrange to meet with the 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.  It is strongly suggested that students do so during their freshman year.

B.F.A. with Art Education Concentration

Studio Courses74
Foundation Program (20 credits)
2000 level Sophomore studios including major pre-reqs (18 credits)
Major studio requirements (24-27 credits, varies depending on major)
Studio electives (9-12 credits, varies depending on major)
Art History Courses13-14
Art Heritage of the Western World I
Honors Art Heritage of the Western World I
Art Heritage of the Western World II
Honors Art Heritage of the Western World II
2000+ ARTH elective
2000+ ARTH elective
General Education Courses 129
Education Requirements18-19
Socio-cultural Foundations of Education in the United States
Adolescent Development for Educators
Introduction to Inclusive Education
Effective Instructional Strategies for Young Children with Disabilities
Foundations of Language Teaching: Teaching English Language Learners in Grades 4 to 12
Mathematics course (1000 level) for PA Certification
Art Education Courses20
Science and Art of Teaching
Art in Elementary and Secondary School
Special Needs K-12 Students in the Art Room
Student Teaching
1

Students waived from General Education requirements via placement test (GW) or study abroad (GG) must make up the credits with electives to reach the minimum 155 credits to earn the degree.

Suggested Academic Plan

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

B.F.A. with Art Education Concentration (Five-Year)

Requirements for New Students starting in the 2016-2017 Academic Year

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
ENG 0802, 0812, or 0902Analytical Reading and Writing [GW]4
FDPR 1511Foundation Drawing13
FDPR 15212D Foundation Principles3
FDPR 15313D Foundation Principles/W3
FDPR 1501Introduction to Art and Design1
ARTH 1155 or 1955Art Heritage of the Western World I3
 Term Credit Hours17
Spring
IH 0851 or 0951Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I [GY]3
FDPR 1512Foundation Drawing3
FDPR 15222D Foundation Principles3
FDPR 15323D Foundation Principles/C3
FDPR 1502Investigations of Art and Design1
ARTH 1156 or 1956Art Heritage of the Western World II13
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 2
Fall
Studio3
Studio3
Studio3
EDUC 2103Socio-cultural Foundations of Education in the United States3
IH 0852 or 0952Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II [GZ]3
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
Studio3
Studio3
Studio3
EDUC 2109Adolescent Development for Educators23
GenEd Quantitative Literacy Course [GQ]4
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 3
Fall
Studio Major Course3
Studio Major Course3
Studio Elective3
Second Mathematics course for certification33-4
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours15-16
Spring
Studio Major Course3
Studio Major Course3
ARTE 2001Science and Art of Teaching4
SPED 2231Introduction to Inclusive Education23
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 4
Fall
Studio Major Course3
Studio Major Course3
Art History Elective34
ENES 3338Foundations of Language Teaching: Teaching English Language Learners in Grades 4 to 1223
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
Studio Major Course3
Studio Major Course3
Select one of the following:3
CRFT (Major Capstone) [WI]
 
GAD (Major Capstone) [WI]
 
PDS (Major Capstone) [WI]
 
Art History Elective4
SPED 3211Effective Instructional Strategies for Young Children with Disabilities3
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 5
Fall
Studio elective3
Studio elective3
ARTE 3096Art in Elementary and Secondary School [WI]4
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
ARTE 4003Special Needs K-12 Students in the Art Room3
ARTE 4088Student Teaching9
 Term Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours: 155-156
1

These 2 courses constitute the waiver for the GenEd Arts category if the courses are completed with a C- or better.

2

These 3 courses constitute the waiver for the GenEd Human Behavior category if the courses are completed with a C- or better. 

3

Students completing a 3 credit Art History 2000+ elective should select a 4 credit second Mathematics course to reach the minimum 155 credits to earn the BFA degree with Art Education Concentration.