Art Education Degree

The art education program is intended for students planning to be certified as teachers of children in grades K-12, incorporating state and national standards for the discipline of art. Placements for students pursuing art education will include one placement with younger students and a second placement with middle school or secondary students. The art degree will include experiences with a variety of media including painting and drawing, photography, printmaking, and sculpture.

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Mike Jones- HSU professor of art

Mike Jones

Professor of Art, Art Department Head 325-670-5765

Majors

  • Art EC-12 (B.A.)

Minors

Why Study Art Education at HSU?

Exhibition at Ira M. Taylor Memorial gallery at HSU

Your Work Shown Around Town

Students in the Art Education program have a variety of opportunities for locally presenting and exhibiting their work through juried exhibitions with other local universities, at businesses and coffee shops, and at the Ira M. Taylor Memorial gallery at HSU.

HSU professor and student interacting in art class

Outstanding Faculty

Our courses are taught by creative professionals with terminal MFA and MEd degrees who are active in each of their respective fields and contribute to the cultural development of Abilene.

paint cans in art class

Excellent Preparation

More than 95% of HSU's teacher candidates pass the TExES exams on their first try.

Program Details

Art EC-12 B.A.

Core Distinctive (16)

FYSM 1300 First-Year Seminar: Gateway………………………….. 3

COMM 1301 Introduction to Communication…………………… 3

FSSC 1170 Wellness for Life…………………………………………… 1

HIST 1300 Making History: The Human Experience in America… 3

RELI 2345 The Religious and Philosophical Life………………….. 3

ENGL 3300 Writing as Discovery…………………………………….. 3

Writing (3)

ENGL 1301 or ENGL 1302……………………………………………… 3

Literature (3)

ENGL 230X World, English, or American Lit………………………. 3

Fine Arts (3)

See Major………………………………………………………………….. 0

Christian Studies (3)

BIBL 1301 or BIBL 1302…………………………………………………. 3

Fitness & Sport Sciences (2)

FSSC Activity course (X 2)……………………………………………… 2

Math (3)

MATH 1301 or higher…………………………………………………. 3

Natural & Physical Sciences (7)

BIOL or ENVS………………………………………………………………. 3

PHYS, GEOL, CHEM, or PHSC………………………………………….. 3

Science Lab………………………………………………………………… 1

Social & Behavioral Sciences (6)

Must be from outside the major & minor

POLS 1302 American Government………………………………….. 3

PSYC 3333 Educational Psychology…………………………………. 3

Foreign Language (12)

One language……………………………………………………………. 12

Total Core (55 credits)

Major:  Art (48 credits)

ART 1301/1311 Drawing I & II………………………………………… 6

ART 1302 Design I ……………………………………………………….. 3

ART 2302 3-D Design……………………………………………………. 3

ART 2313 Oil Painting…………………………………………………… 3

ART 2314 Printmaking I………………………………………………… 3

ART 2315 Sculpture I or ART 2317 Ceramics I……………………. 3

ART 2321Introduction to Graphic Design…………………………. 3

ART 2382 Fundamentals of Photography…………………………. 3

ART 4360 Professional Seminar……………………………………… 3

Art History (3 upper level)…………………………………………….. 6

ART upper level elective……………………………………………… 12

Education (24 credits)

READ 3362 Reading Instruct. for Adolescent…………………….. 3

EDUC 3334 Child/Adolescent Development……………………… 3

EDUC 3338 The Learning Environment…………………………….. 3

EDUC 4340 Current Issues in Special Ed…………………………… 3

EDUC 4371 Org/Management for Teaching in Sec Class……… 3

EDUC 4379 Capstone Course: The Professional Teacher   …… 3

EDUC 4622 Student Teaching………………………………………… 6

Technology Competency

EDUC 1306 Technology in Education……………………………….. 3

Total 130

Candidates for our Teacher Preparation Programs must meet certain requirements outlined in our Admission Requirements document.

Students who complete this degree will be eligible to take the Texas certification test for the certification of Art EC-12. This certification leads to Art teaching positions in Early Childhood thru Grade 12.

The State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) and Texas Education Agency (TEA) Office of Accountability has awarded Hardin-Simmons University Teacher Education Program a rating of “Accredited” under the Accountability System for Educator Preparation authorized by Texas Education Code 21.045 every year since the rating of teacher preparation entities has been awarded. Educator preparation programs are held accountable for the performance of their graduates on the state credentialing examinations required for certification. Programs must achieve a minimum pass rate on the tests by disaggregated subgroups (All, Male, Female, White, Hispanic, African American, Other) to receive a rating of “Accredited.”

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