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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art and Design, Grades EC-12 Art Certification, B.F.A.

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Note: This degree requires a minimum of 127 credit hours.

The B.F.A. in Art and Design with EC-12 Art Certification leads to a B.F.A. in Art and Design. The teacher certification prepares students to teach art at any level from early childhood through high school.

University Core Requirements (42 hours)

Communication (6 hours)

Language, Philosophy and Culture (3 hours)

Choose ONE of the following courses.

Creative Arts (3 hours)

Choose ONE of the following courses.

U.S. History (6 hours)

Government/Political Science (6 hours)

Social Behavioral Sciences (3 hours)

Choose ONE of the following courses.

Public Speaking (3 hours)

Component Area Options (3 hours)

Two 1-hour Life and Physical Science Labs are required co-requisites for the chosen science courses.

College of Human Sciences and Humanities Core Requirements (6 hours)

30 hours of upper-level credit must be “C” or better, as well as WRIT 3304  or WRIT 3307 

Core Requirement (3 hours)

Choose ONE of the following courses.

Humanities Requirements (3 hours)

Students may also choose a 4300-level Art History elective to fulfill this requirement. (This Art History elective cannot satisfy the requirements for any other part of the degree.) Choose ONE of the following courses.

College of Education Core Requirements (19 hours)

Teacher Education Program (TEP) Admission Requirements

  • Completion of 60 semester credit hours.
  • Completion of prerequisite coursework (EDUC 4310 , INST 3313 , SILC 4315 , and TCED 4102 .)
  • Completion of public speaking requirement.
  • Completion of Basic Skills in Reading, Mathematics, and Writing. 2.750 GPA overall or in the last 60 semester credit hours.
  • Completion of 12 semester credit hours in the subject-specific content area for target teacher certification. $37 TEA Admission Fee Application for admission to the Teacher Education Program (TEP).

Major Requirements (45 hours)

Note on major requirements:

GPA of 2.500 or higher required in ARTS and LLLS coursework.

Required ARTS Courses (42 hours)

Students must complete a 3300/4300-level Art History elective (preferably ARTS 4374 ) and a 3300/4300-level Studio Art elective.

Required Education Courses (4 hours)

Additional Information

Teacher Certification Requirements

  • Passing scores on the appropriate state assessments (Texas Examinations of Educator Standards [TExES]) are required for recommendation for teacher certification.
    • EC-12 Art TExES #178
    • EC-12 Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities TExES #160
  • All courses outside the University Core must be “C-” or better unless otherwise stated.

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