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Undergraduate Bulletin 2006-2008 
Undergraduate Bulletin 2006-2008 [Archived Catalog]

Art Education (B.A.)

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Program: B.A. (All-Grade Education Program)
Department of Visual Arts/Fine Arts Program
School of Visual and Performing Arts

Visual Arts Building 117 ~ 260-481-6705 ~ www.ipfw.edu/vpa/

This degree area enables you to teach elementary, middle school/junior high or high school. A 2.5 GPA in the content field and overall are required. This program is designed to give you a solid foundation in the arts as you come to understand the role of artist/educator. The program consists of three components.

Components:   Credits
I. General Education   39
II. Content Field   51
III. Professional Education   38
  Total 128

If you already hold a degree in the fine arts, it is possible to obtain certification to teach through the addition of the appropriate education courses providing you meet general university requirements. See your advisor.


IPFW General Education Requirements Credits: 39

Area II—Natural and Physical Sciences Credits: 6

One of the following: Credits: 3

  • astronomy, chemistry, geology, physics, bioanthropology

Area III—The Individual, Culture, and Society Credits: 6

Area IV—Humanistic Thought Credits: 9

See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses

  • H111 may be double-counted as third course in this area.

Area V—Creative and Artistic Expression Credits: 3

See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses (No VCD or FINA courses)

Area VI—Inquiry and Analysis Credits: 3

See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses

School of Visual and Performing Arts Requirements

II. Content Field:

2D Studio Elective Credits: 12

3D Studio Elective Credits: 6

Choose two courses from the following:

Studio Area of Concentration (300–400 level FINA or VCD) Credits: 15

Professional Education Credits: 38

Portfolio Checkpoint

  • PPST (Pre-Professional Skills Test)

Portfolio Checkpoint

Block 2: Professional Education Credits: 12

  • Complete a limited criminal history check

Portfolio Checkpoint

Student Teaching Credits: 13

  • 10 week+6 week combination
    (Complete an application for student teaching one year before intended student teaching semester)
  • EDUC M501 - Lab/field Experience

Final Portfolio Checkpoint

Take state subject area exam and meet requirement levels. Courses that must be taken in prescribed blocks.

Semester III

  • EDUC M501 - Lab/field Experience

Admission to Teacher Education Program:

1) 2.5 GPA overall; 2.5 GPA in major

2) Submission of art portfolio for admission to art education

After the first two years have been completed

3) Completion of/or enrollment in prerequisites

B or higher required in these education classes

5) Meet current PPST Test Qualification Scores

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