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Visual Arts Curriculum

Visual Arts (Art Education) (All Grades):

Visual Arts Education Course Listing
PSY 1010 Introductory Psychology
EDU 1010 Foundations of Education
EDU 1920 Introductory Fieldwork and Seminar in Education
PSY 2060 Child and Adolescent Psychology
EDU 2020 Teaching Students with Disabilities in the Inclusive Classroom
EDU 3338 Curriculum Design and Instruction: Visual Arts (W course)

One of the following two literacy courses
EDU 3345 Literacy Acquisition and Development for Preschool and Elementary School Learners
EDU 3347 Content Area Literacy in the Middle Schools

EDU 3358 Methodologies of Teaching: Visual Arts
EDU 3938 Student Teaching I and Seminar: Visual Arts
EDU 4398 Student Teaching II and Seminar: Visual Arts

Art Courses

Students who satisfy the Teacher Education (pedagogical core) requirements listed above for Visual Arts Education must also complete their general distribution requirements and the following art courses:

ART 1210 Drawing I (3 credits)
ART 1220 Painting I (3 credits)
ART 1360 Sculpture I (3 credits)
ART 2100 Introduction to Art History: Prehistoric to Gothic (3 credits)
ART 2101 Introduction to Art History: Renaissance to Modern (3 credits)
ART 3163 Contemporary Art (3 credits)

Art Electives

Students must complete electives in the following areas, including at least 6 credits at or above the 3000 level:

Art History (3 credits)
Painting (3 credits)
Sculpture (3 credits)
Ceramics (3 credits)
Printmaking (3 credits)
Media (photography, video art, computer assisted art) (6 credits)
Studio Art Specialization (6 credits)

Additional Certification Requirements

Students must fulfill the following additional requirements in order to obtain New York State initial teacher certification in Visual Arts (All Grades):

For further information regarding these requirements, please refer to the latest versions of the Checklist for Teacher Education Candidates (available in the Teacher Education Department, McGraw Hall, room 20) and the Elmira College Bulletin.