The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education offers two options of course study:
Qualifies students to teach art to K-12 students in Arizona, as well as in most states in the US.
Community & Museums Option
Prepares students for jobs in galleries, museums, and arts-based community settings.
Students may also choose to double major and graduate with a BFA in Art Education and in Studio Art. This option requires 11 courses above the BFA in Art Education. Check with the School of Art Advisors to learn about the BFA in Studio Art.
Coursework in Art and Visual Culture Education
The BFA in Art Education (both options) comprises UA general education courses, studio and art history courses, art education courses, College of Education courses, and the student teaching practicum. Courses integrate studio, history, theory, issues of diversity and social justice, and the practice of art and visual culture education.
The Teaching Option graduates qualify for the K-12 Art Specialist Endorsement on a Secondary Certificate for the State of Arizona. Teaching option students must pass the Arizona Educator Proficiency Assessment exams in Art and Professional Knowledge-Secondary, and meet US and Arizona Constitution and Reading requirements for certification. For more information, see the Teaching Option courses of study section.
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