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2014-2015 Undergraduate Bulletin 
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Art Education, B.S.

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The Art Education program provides students with experience in liberal studies, art history, studio art and professional education. It is a Bachelor of Science degree program that prepares students for certification by the Department of Public Instruction for teaching art in elementary and secondary schools. An understanding of general studies, art history, the present status of art and the educational environment, with an inquisitive approach toward problem solving, will move students to a professional level. Experienced art and design faculty ensure current course content and serve as advisers for students. Pre-teaching observation, presented at the sophomore level, provides students with an early involvement in elementary and secondary schools. A required mid-program review offers students an overview of their progress. Extensive library resources and the art and design department visual resource center are significant assets. Foreign study opportunities allow students variety in cultural experiences. An optional 11 credit additional concentration in Adaptive Education is available.

General Requirements
Bachelor of Science Degree

Total for graduation 120 credits  
General Education 40 credits  
Major Studies 80 credits  

A mid-program portfolio review and a screening for continuation in the Art Education program are required for graduation. Before student teaching, students must have a minimum overall grade point average of 2.75, successfully complete the standardized content examination required by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, compile a professional education portfolio and be fully admitted from pre-Art Education status to the Art Education program. Students present an exhibition of their work during one semester of their senior year. Students must achieve a minimum grade of “C” (2.0) or better in each class, achieve a 2.75 grade point average in all art, art education, art history, design, and professional education courses, and successfully complete student teaching at both primary and secondary levels before graduation.

Program Requirements

General Education

40 credits required

Analytic Reasoning and Natural Sciences (10 credits)

At least one natural science course (BIO, CHEM or PHYS) must have a lab.

Arts and Humanities (6 credits)

Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 credits)

Contemporary Issues (3 credits)

Courses must be selected from the list of approved contemporary issues courses.

Social Responsibility and Ethical Reasoning (3 credits)

Selective (3 credits)

Major Studies (80 credits)

A grade of “C or better” is required in all Major Studies courses.

Teacher Education Requirements

Students proceed through a series of three benchmarks as they move toward licensure.

Benchmark I: Acceptance into Teacher Education

Teacher education students will begin fulfilling their requirements for Benchmark I as they complete their first 40 credits. Detailed information is online at: www.uwstout.edu/soe/current/ugbmi.cfm.

Benchmark II: Application for Student Teaching

Benchmark II must be completed prior to student teaching. Detailed information is online at: www.uwstout.edu/soe/current/ugbmii.cfm.

  • Complete Application for Student Teaching form
  • Maintain a 2.75 grade point average
  • Pass Content Knowledge Exam (Praxis II)
  • Receive clearance through an updated background check
  • Complete a satisfactory tuberculosis (TB) test
  • Receive satisfactory portfolio assessment by faculty
  • Receive satisfactory rating on Benchmark II Student Interview
  • Submit copies of resume to the School of Education prior to student teaching

Benchmark III: Program Completion

Benchmark III must be completed before you can be recommended for licensure. Detailed information is online at: www.uwstout.edu/soe/ current/ugbmiii.cfm.

  • Complete electronic portfolio and receive a basic or higher proficiency level of assessment
  • Complete all program coursework
  • Meet all program-specific requirements
  • Student teach at two levels: Elementary School and High School.
  • Receive a satisfactory student teaching assessment

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