Jun 15, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art Education, B.A.

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Art Education majors who wish to be recommended for a state teaching certificate must complete the requirements for the major in Art Education and the requirements for admission, retention, and completion of a UK educator preparation program in the College of Education section of this Bulletin.

The Art Education Program Faculty, the College of Education Director of Academic Services and Teacher Certification, the University Registrar, and in the case of graduate level programs, the UK Graduate School Dean, are charged with the responsibility of monitoring a student’s progress through educator preparation programs. The Director of Academic Services and Teacher Certification recommends to the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB) that a successful candidate be awarded a state educator license (certificate).

State Mandated Testing and the Kentucky Teacher Internship

Successful completion of the examinations required by the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board is a precondition for the granting of a teaching license (certificate). See www.kyepsb.net/ for the current list of PRAXIS examination requirements for P-12 Art certification.

Upon being recommended for a Kentucky Teaching License (certificate), a candidate will be issued a Kentucky Letter of Eligibility for the Kentucky Teacher Internship Program. Upon employment in a Kentucky P-12 school, the candidate will receive a one-year license to practice as a fully qualified intern Art teacher. after successfully completing the intern ship year, the candidate will be eligible for a regular Kentucky Professional Teaching License (certificate).

Information concerning licensure in other states is available from the office of Academic Services and Teacher Certification in the College of Education.

College Requirements

  • Music, Theatre and/or Arts Administration Credit(s): 6
  • plus 39 hours at 300-level or above

Subtotal: College Required hours: 6

UK Core Requirements

See the UK Core section of this Bulletin for the complete UK Core requirements.  The courses listed below are (a) recommended by the college, or (b) required courses that also fulfill UK Core areas. Students should work closely with their advisor to complete the UK Core requirements.

I. Intellectual Inquiry in Arts and Creativity

II. Intellectual Inquiry in the Humanities

III. Intellectual Inquiry in the Social Sciences

IV. Intellectual Inquiry in the Natural, Physical, and Mathematical Sciences

V. Composition and Communication I

VI. Composition and Communication II

VII. Quantitative Foundations

IX. Community, Culture and Citizenship in the USA


X. Global Dynamics


UK Core hours: 31-32

Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement (GCCR)

Subtotal: GCCR hours: 3

Progression Requirement

Students must have earned an overall minimum GPA of 2.5 to progress from premajor to major status.

Premajor Requirements

Art Education Foundations

Subtotal: Premajor hours: 19

Premajor Foundation Exhibition

Each first-year student in the Foundation Program must participate in an annual exhibition to occur late each spring semester. Students will submit one work of their own selection from their first year’s work for the exhibition, present it professionally, and provide an accompanying artist’s statement. Participation in this exhibition is required and is tracked in A-S 1 - FOUNDATION EXHIBITION .

Major Requirements

Subtotal: Professional and Art Education hours: 49-51

Continuous Assessment in the Art Education Program

Students’ progress through the art education programs is continuously monitored, assessed, and reviewed. In addition to regular evaluation in conjunction with their program course work and field placements, students will be assessed three times in their art education program:

  1. Teacher Education Program (TEP). Students who desire to declare an Art Education major will demonstrate their progress in the Foundations Program and commitment to advanced undergraduate study through an application to the TEP. In this application, students must demonstrate that they have earned at least 60 credit hours and meet the criteria put forth by the College of Education by filling out the College of Education TEP application form. Upon meeting those criteria, applicants then have a portfolio review and interview with art education faculty to determine entry into the program.
    The TEP criteria include:
    • Total academic record. A minimum overall grade-point average of 2.75 is required.
    • Performance on required tests measuring proficiency in writing, reading and math.
    • Record of completed preprofessional course work, experiences, and awards.
  2. Mid-Level review. No later than the semester prior to student teaching, students will demonstrate that they meet the criteria put forth by the art education faculty by submitting the materials required for review by the art education faculty.
  3. Student Teaching. The final assessment is made by the two cooperating public school teachers who supervise the student, and by the observation assessments of the University student teaching supervisor.

Area of Concentration in Art

All of the following courses:

Subtotal: Area of Concentration in Art hours: 30

Subtotal: Major hours: 79-81

Total Hours: minimum of 120

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