Bachelor of Arts in Art (EC-12 Art Education Certification)

Total Semester Credit Hours (sch): 125   
Major: 57 sch   Required Minor: 26 sch

ART.BA           CIP Code: 50.0701.00

General Information

Students must make a C or above in all art degree courses.

A 2.75 GPA required for admission to Teacher Education.
TSI requirements for Teacher Education program standards:

  • Take TeXES qualifying exam and
  • Take art qualifying exam before student teaching.

Degree Requirements

Texas Core Curriculum

ENG 1013Composition I3
ENG 1023Composition II3
Mathematics3
Life & Physical Sciences6
Language, Philosophy, & Culture3
Creative Arts3
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-18653
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present3
GOV 2013U.S. National Government3
GOV 2023Texas Government3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
CAO: Women's Studies3
CAO: First Year Seminar, Wellness or Mathematics3
Total Semester Credit Hours42

Courses Required for Major

ART 1203Two-Dimensional Color and Design3
ART 1213Three-Dimensional Design3
ART 1303Basic Drawing3
ART 1313Drawing II3
ART 1503Introduction to Painting3
or ART 3713 Painting-Watercolor
ART 1603Introduction to Photography3
or ART 2223 Introduction to Computer Based Art
ART 2403Western Art History I3
ART 2413Western Art History II3
ART 2753Sculpture I3
or ART 2823 Ceramics: Handbuilding
or ART 2833 Ceramics: Throwing I
ART 3013Principles of Art Education3
ART 3223Elementary Art Education3
ART 3233Secondary Art Education3
ART 4133Approaches to Art Education3
ART 4613Printmaking3
or ART 2303 Figure Drawing
ART 3053Global Perspectives in Art (GP)3
ART 4073Contemporary Issues in Art3
or ART 3343 Women in the Visual Arts
ART Studio Course Electives9
Total Semester Credit Hours57

Education Minor

EDUC 2003Schools and Society3
EDUC 3003Learning Theory and Development3
EDUC 3482Teaching Diverse Learners Through Technology Integration2
EDUC 4113Design and Implementation of Instruction and Assessment3
EDUC 4243Classroom Environment and Management3
EDSP 4203Learners with Exceptionalities3
READ 3013Literacy and Learning across the Curriculum3
EDUC 4816Student Teaching: All-Level Art6
Total Semester Credit Hours26

(GP) Satisfies global perspectives graduation requirement. 

First Year
FallTCCNSemester Credit Hours
ART 1203Two-Dimensional Color and Design ARTS 13113
ART 1303Basic Drawing ARTS 13163
ART 1603 or 2223 (Computer Based Arts)Introduction to Photography 3
ENG 1013Composition I ENGL 13013
UNIV 1231Learning Frameworks: The First Year Experience EDUC 1100, EDUC 1200, EDUC 13001
Wellness CAO Core2
 Semester Credit Hours 15
SpringTCCN
ART 1213Three-Dimensional Design ARTS 13123
ART 1313Drawing II ARTS 13173
Mathematics Core3
Social/Behavioral Science Core3
ENG 1023Composition II ENGL 13023
 Semester Credit Hours 15
Second Year
FallTCCN
ART 1503 or 3713 (Watercolor)Introduction to Painting ( ARTS 2316) or ( ARTS 2366)3
ART 2303 or 4613 (Printmaking)Figure Drawing ARTS 23233
ART 2403Western Art History I ARTS 13033
EDUC 2003Schools and Society EDUC 13013
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-1865 HIST 13013
 Semester Credit Hours 15
SpringTCCN
ART 2413Western Art History II ARTS 13043
ART 2753, 2823, or 2833 (Ceramics: Handbuilding or Ceramics: Throwing I)Sculpture I ( ARTS 2326) or ( ARTS 2346) or ( ARTS 2347)3
ART 3013Principles of Art Education 3
READ 3013Literacy and Learning across the Curriculum 3
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present HIST 13023
 Semester Credit Hours 15
Third Year
FallTCCN
ART 3223Elementary Art Education 3
ART 4073 or 3343 (Women in the Arts)Contemporary Issues in Art 3
ART Studio Course Elective3
EDUC 3003Learning Theory and Development 3
EDUC 3482Teaching Diverse Learners Through Technology Integration 2
GOV 2013U.S. National Government GOVT 23053
Life and Physical Science Core3
 Semester Credit Hours 20
SpringTCCN
ART 3053 (GP)Global Perspectives in Art 3
ART 3233Secondary Art Education 3
ART Studio Course Elective3
GOV 2023Texas Government GOVT 23063
Life and Physical Science Core3
Creative Arts Core3
EDSP 4203Learners with Exceptionalities 3
 Semester Credit Hours 21
Fourth Year
FallTCCN
ART 4133Approaches to Art Education 3
EDUC 4113Design and Implementation of Instruction and Assessment 3
EDUC 4243Classroom Environment and Management 3
ART Studio Course Elective3
Component Area Option (Multicultural Women's Studies)3
Language, Philosophy, and Culture Core3
 Semester Credit Hours 18
SpringTCCN
EDUC 4816Student Teaching: All-Level Art 6
 Semester Credit Hours 6
 Total Semester Credit Hours:  125

(GP) courses satisfy global perspectives graduation requirement.