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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.
Bachelor of Science Degree
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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.
Note: This program is designed to meet the requirements for licensure in the State of Wisconsin. If you reside outside of Wisconsin, please note that UW-Stout cannot confirm whether this program (or course) meets requirements for professional licensure in your state. Students from other states will need to contact their state regarding licensure requirements. See the following website for additional information.