2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    Nov 27, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art Education, B.A.

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Program Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the program in Art Education with concentrations in Visual Arts and Graphic Design will be able to:

  1. Produce original, contemporary works of art (visual art or graphic design) using the art elements and design principles, demonstrating current skills and techniques in selected art media and technologies.
  2. Write and speak about artists and visual art forms from the history of Western and Non-Western art.
  3. Use the elements of art and principles of design to analyze their own artwork.
  4. Formulate sequential art curriculum units for use in 7-12 school art programs, using the California Visual and Performing Arts Art Standards.
  5. Articulate their own philosophy of art education for K-12 grade levels.

Computer Requirements

All Art Education majors are required to own a personal Mac OS operated laptop capable of supporting and operating Adobe Creative Suite. A personal Mac OS laptop is required upon entry into ART 2002 , which is typically taken in the fall or spring of the freshman year.

Required Concentrations

Choose a Concentration from the following:

Group A – Visual Arts Concentration

Group B – Graphic Design Concentration

Total: 30 Units



*Meets the Foundational Explorations requirement in the Fine Arts.

4-Year Credential Track: Single Subject Teaching Credential

Majors in the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees complete a minimum of 128 units to graduate. The following majors have the option of choosing the 4-year credential track by fulfilling additional units within the undergraduate degree in fulfillment of the Single Subject California Teaching Credential.

For the 4-year credential track, the following 3000- or 4000-level credential courses are strategically added to the undergraduate degree course plan. These courses represent the required courses for the California SB2042 Single Subject Teaching Credential. Students desiring to enroll in the 4-year credential track would need to make application to the Teacher Education program before entry in the 3rd credential course, meeting all program, university and state requirements for classroom observations and tests required prior to student teaching. Students will be vetted through a screening process, which may include a faculty interview, prior to being placed in student teaching. Candidates major in the academic discipline of their choice (e.g. Kinesiology) and are co-advised by both departments throughout their undergraduate program.

Candidates may also apply to the School of Education Graduate Program to fulfill the remaining requirements toward the California Teaching Credential(s). Any 4000-level courses cross listed with the 6000-level credential courses cannot be repeated between the undergraduate and graduate programs. At the point that the requirements for the undergraduate degree are fulfilled, the candidate would apply to the Graduate School of education and complete the remaining courses required for the credential post-baccalaureate.

The following courses may be used for the credentialing purposes in the State of California. When taken prior to the posting of a baccalaureate degree, unit values may not be applied toward master’s degree courses. Other appropriate master’s degree-level courses must be substituted for unit values.


*Requires 20 hours of supervised field experience working with students in a classroom setting.

**BIO 4063  also satisfies this credential requirement.

***ART 4055  also satisfies this credential requirement.

****MUE 4054  also satisfies this credential requirement.

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