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.
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.
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.
More than 95% of HSU's teacher candidates pass the TExES exams on their first try.
All courses and course descriptions for the Art, B.A. Grades EC-12 can be found in the Undergraduate Catalog.
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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