Sep 25, 2021
Bachelor of Arts in Art
The Bachelor of Arts degree offers concentrations in Art History, General Studio Art and Teaching. The program objectives are to provide correlative experiences, information and theory.
In addition to the requirements listed below for the major, students must meet the other university requirements for a Bachelor of Arts degree. Students in the Teaching Concentration must also meet specific requirements for the desired teaching credential.
All art majors must take ART 300 and pass the university’s Examination in Writing Proficiency (EWP) after achieving junior standing (60 units). Testing dates for the EWP are available from the Testing Center or the Academic Advisement Center.
To earn a Bachelor of Arts in Art students must achieve a “C” (2.0) or better in all art courses required for the degree.
The Teaching Concentration prepares students to meet the requirements for admission to the Credential Program teaching art, grades K-12. Students are encouraged to work with the department adviser and/or the Center for Careers in Teaching (657-278-7130) as early as possible in their academic careers to plan efficient course selections for general education, major and electives.
Single Subject Instruction
(Qualifies for Teaching Art in Grades K-12)
Preparation for the major (30 units)
Major requirements (24 units)
Select Drawing and Painting, Crafts, or Creative Photography and Computer Design Emphasis.
Drawing and Painting Emphasis
Creative Photography and Computer Design Emphasis
Select one course from the following:
The B.A. in Art (Teaching Concentration) may be effectively combined with subject matter studies necessary for either the multiple subject teaching credential (K-8) or single subject credential (7-12) in art. Undergraduates are encouraged to work with the faculty adviser in art and the Center for Careers in Teaching (657-278-7130) as early as possible in their academic careers to plan efficient course selections for general education, the concentration and electives. With careful planning it may be possible to take certain education courses in the senior year of the bachelor’s degree. Postgraduate students should contact the Admission to Teacher Education office in the College of Education (657-278-3352) for information on attending an overview presentation.
General Program Requirements
- Students will be advised by a faculty adviser in art education;
- fulfill credential requirements listed in the credential program section of the catalog (see “Teacher Education” or “Credentials” in the index);
- meet the requirements listed under the Teaching Concentration;
- apply and be admitted to a credential program prior to enrollment in ARTE 442 , professional education courses and student teaching. Contact the Admission to Teaching Education office in the College of Education;
- be accepted for teacher education and student teaching based on candidate quotas, portfolio review and evidence of success in completed university coursework;
- be recommended by the faculty adviser in art education;
- complete Secondary Education prerequisites EDSC 310 and EDSC 320 or equivalents prior to applying to the teacher education program for the Single Subject credential;
- pass C-BEST exam prior to admission to the credential program;
- complete Secondary Education prerequisites EDSC 330 , EDSC 340 and 404/407 before extern semester; and
- have a G.P.A. of 2.89 overall, 3.0 in major.
Single Subject Credential Preparation
First semester (extern): 15 units
Second semester (intern): 15 units
Upon completion of above program, the student is eligible for a partial or preliminary credential. A clear credential requires nine additional units of state-mandated courses within a specified period of time.
Multiple Subject Credential Preparation
The following three courses are recommended for all students intending to teach in elementary schools in multiple subject classrooms.
The following additional courses are strongly recommended for students who wish to expand their knowledge in any or all of the arts: