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Art Education

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Students who intend to become visual arts teachers in Pre-K -12th grade education settings and/or Community Arts Education establishments enroll in the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Art Education program at the School of Art. They acquire strong knowledge and skills through both Studio Arts and Art Education curricula employing a wide range of 2D and 3D as well as digital art and graphic design media and processes. Students gain a conception of art education that integrates art making, art history, visual culture, art criticism, philosophies of art, social-justice influences, and community-based artistic engagements. Also addressed in the curriculum are the ways interdisciplinary aspects of art education can affect societal beliefs, values, and behaviors. A selection of required courses at the College of Education and Human Development contribute to the breadth of academic experiences necessary for quality preparation of future art educators.

There are several advantages to completing the BFA degree in Art Education, which requires approximately 15 semester credits beyond the typical Bachelor of Science (BS) degree through colleges of education. Because of the greater studio emphasis in the BFA, students are more qualified for internship placements in high schools with specialized art courses. Studio expertise serves our graduates well when seeking employment in the education milieu as well as when making graduate school decisions as they consider entering Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) programs in he visual arts or Masters of Arts (MA) programs in art education.

The School of Art is housed in the Fine Arts Center and the Wolfe Center on BGSU’s main campus. These facilities contain the divisions of Art Education, Art History, Studio (2D and 3D media), Graphic Design, and Digital Arts.

Students and faculty members in the Division of Art Eduation activate two expansive classrooms and ample storage spaces. BFA students in Art Education also enjoy some of the best art facilities in the region including classroom studios for Jewelry & Metalsmithing, Drawing & Painting, Sculpture (including a woodshop and a metals shop), Ceramics, Glass, Photography, Printmaking, and Digital media. The School of Art facilities contain lecture halls for Art History and three galleries including the Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery, Hiroko Nakamoto Gallery, and the Willard Wankelman Gallery. 

Student Art Education Association

Students are encouraged to become active in the Student Art Education Association, an organization related to the Student Division of the National Art Education Association (NAEA). Through this organization, students organize and conduct workshops for K-12 students, organize art exhibits and field trips, host guest speakers, share studio demonstrations and curricular ideas, and volunteer for special projects and community organizations. This student-led group regularly surveys the interests if its members determining projects for the cross-collaborative professional association.

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Barbara Bergstrom

Position: Assistant Professor, Division Chair, Art Education
Phone: 419-372-7021
Email: bjbergs@bgsu.edu
Address: 124 FAC

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Beth Sheets

Position: Lecturer, Art Education
Phone: 419-372-8308
Email: esheets@bgsu.edu
Address: 125 FAC

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Shari Densel

Position: Adjunct Instructor, Art Education
Phone: 419-372-2786
Email: sdensel@bgsu.edu
Address: 128 FAC

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Michelle Weber

Position: Adjunct Instructor, Art Education
Phone: 419-372-2786
Email: maweber@bgsu.edu
Address: 128 FAC

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Having experienced a variety of in-depth field experiences with diverse student populations, a semester teaching in our Saturday Art program, and a 16-week student teaching internship with both elementary and secondary school students, graduates of the art education program are well prepared for employment at all grade levels in both public and private schools. BGSU is well known for the quality of its art teacher preparation as our graduates have an excellent placement record – nearly 100% – throughout Ohio and the nation. Art Education graduates have also obtained employment in museum and community arts education settings. 

  • ARTE 2440
    Art for Early Childhood Education - Fall, Spring, Summer. Introduction to art education for prekindergarten through third grade, approaches to planning and teaching developmentally appropriate art learning activities in preschool settings and elementary schools. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. Extra fee. 2 credit hours.
  • ARTE 2440
    Art for Early Childhood Education - Fall, Spring, Summer. Introduction to art education for prekindergarten through third grade, approaches to planning and teaching developmentally appropriate art learning activities in preschool settings and elementary schools. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. Extra fee. 2 credit hours.
  • ARTE 2450
    Art for Middle Childhood Education - Fall, Spring, Summer. Introduction to art education for grades four through eight, approaches to planning and teaching developmentally appropriate art learning activities. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. Extra fee. 2 credit hours.
  • ARTE 2450
    Art for Middle Childhood Education - Fall, Spring, Summer. Introduction to art education for grades four through eight, approaches to planning and teaching developmentally appropriate art learning activities. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. Extra fee. 2 credit hours.
  • ARTE 2520
    Foundations of Art Education - Fall. Introduction to historical/contemporary approaches to art education, study of child art development, and lesson planning. Includes field experience in schools. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing; PSYC 1010; a grade of "C" or better in GSW 1120. C/F hours: 40. Extra fee. 3 credit hours.
  • ARTE 3420
    Digital Technology in Art Education - Spring. Digital imaging, multimedia equipment, and use of the Internet to create computer-generated art and instructional aids for K-12 art curriculum. Programs include Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, I-movie, Dreamweaver, and Powerpoint. Blogging and other networking tools are also stressed. Prerequisite: ARTE 2520. Extra fee. 3 credit hours.
  • ARTE 3520
    Media and Methods in Art Education - Fall. Studio practices, art criticism, and art history methods; curriculum development and lesson planning; preschool field-based practicum. Prerequisites: ARTE 2520, junior standing. May be taken concurrently with ARTE 3820. C/F hours: 40. Extra fee. 3 credit hours.
  • ARTE 3820
    Art Methods for Special Needs Learners - Fall, Spring. Art teaching methods for exceptional populations in regular and alternative settings. Field-based practicum. May be taken concurrently with ARTE 3520. C/F hours: 40. Extra fee. 3 credit hours.
  • ARTE 4070
    Visual Arts Methods and Teaching Practicum - Fall, Spring. Implementation of planned curricula, teaching methods, and assessment strategies in School of Art's Saturday Art Program (ages 3-17). Prerequisites: ARTE 3420, ARTE 3520, ARTE 3820. May be taken concurrently with ARTE 4520. C/F hours: 70. Extra fee. 3 credit hours.
  • ARTE 4070
    Visual Arts Methods and Teaching Practicum - Fall, Spring. Implementation of planned curricula, teaching methods, and assessment strategies in School of Art's Saturday Art Program (ages 3-17). Prerequisites: ARTE 3420, ARTE 3520, ARTE 3820. May be taken concurrently with ARTE 4520. C/F hours: 70. Extra fee. 3 credit hours.
  • ARTE 4520
    Advanced Methods in Art Education - Fall, Spring. Curriculum development in art criticism, art history, and aesthetics, assessment, classroom management, and curriculum issues for middle childhood through young adult. Prerequisites: ARTE 3420, ARTE 3520, ARTE 3820. May be taken concurrently with ARTE 4070. C/F hours: 20. Extra fee. 3 credit hours.
  • ARTE 4700
    Independent Studies in Art Education - Supervised individual problems in selected art education research for students who have shown proficiency and marked degree of independence in other art education coursework. May be repeated. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. 3 credit hours.
  • ARTE 4920
    Teaching Internship - Fall, Spring. Classroom teaching under supervision on full-day basis at early childhood/middle childhood levels, including conferences and seminars. Required for State multi-age licensure in visual arts. Eligibility requirements must be met. C/F hrs.: 35 hours per week. Graded S/U. Extra fee. 7 credit hours.
  • ARTE 4950
    Special Topics in Art Education - Workshop topics and intensive group studies relative to special needs of visual arts teachers. May be repeated. 3 credit hours.
  • ARTE 4970
    Teaching Internship - Fall, Spring. Classroom teaching under supervision on full-day basis at middle childhood/adolescent through young adult levels, including conferences and seminars. Required for State multi-age licensure in visual arts. Eligibility requirements must be met. C/F hrs.: 35 hours per week. Graded S/U. Extra fee. 7 credit hours.