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Art Education

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Students who intend to become teachers of art in pre-K through twelfth grade education settings enroll in the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education. They acquire strong knowledge and skills in both art and education in this nine semester program. In the art component of their studies, they develop skills in a wide range of art media and processes, specialize in one studio area, complete four courses in art history, and acquire skills in art criticism and philosophy of art. They gain a conception of art education that integrates art making, art history, art criticism, philosophy of art, and social-cultural influences. 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 in the College of Education and Human Development contribute to the breadth of academic experiences necessary for quality preparation of future art educators.

Completion of the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Art Education, which requires approximately 15 semester credits beyond the typical Bachelor of Science degree through Education colleges or schools, has several advantages. Because of the greater studio emphasis in the BFA, students are more qualified for student internship placements in high schools with specialized art courses. Their studio expertise will also be more evident when seeking employment upon graduation. When making graduate school decisions, BFA graduates in art education have more options as they consider entering Master of Fine Arts programs with a studio art concentration or a Master of Arts in art education program that offers studio concentration alternatives.

Having a variety of in-depth field experiences with diverse student populations 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 program, and graduates have an excellent placement record throughout Ohio and the nation. Graduates also obtain employment in museum and community arts education programs as well as other alternative educational settings. 

Student Art Education Association

Students are encouraged to become active in the Student Art Education Association, an organization affiliated with the Student Division of the National Art Education Association. Through this organization, students organize and conduct workshops for K-12 students from area schools, organize local art exhibits and field trips, and volunteer for special projects in area schools and community organizations. They also organize and conduct programs that include guest speakers, sharing of art curriculum ideas, studio demonstrations, and other projects of interest to the members who share information with each other in a cross-collaborative environment.

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Barbara Bergstrom

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

Beth Sheets

Beth Sheets

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

Having a variety of in-depth field experiences with diverse student populations 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 program, and graduates have an excellent placement record throughout Ohio and the nation. Graduates also obtain employment in museum and community arts education programs as well as other alternative educational 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.