May 29, 2020
Visual Arts and Art History Department information
Program advisor: B. Gaydos
The Bachelor of Arts Education, as a K-12 certification, has the following requirements, which differ from those of secondary programs in other disciplines. In unusual circumstances, courses may be taken out of sequence with consent of the Art and Art History Department.
Professional requirements are to be completed in three phases, in sequence, during which the student creates an Individual Major Portfolio. A minimum grade of C (2.0) is required in each course.
In addition, for progression from phase to phase and completion of the program, minimum GPAs of 3.0 (B) in the discipline and 2.7 (B-) in the professional coursework and overall are required.
A. Art History (12 credits)
B. Studio Art (48 credits)
Phase I - Foundational (18 credits)
Phase II - Pre-Professional (12 credits)
Phase III - Professional (18 credits)
B. Transition Requirements
Acceptance to Phase II
- Completion of at least 55 credits (junior standing), including at least 18 credits in the major and 12 in the minor (if applicable).
- Interview with the TCP advisor, to include discussion of the Dispositions Inventory.
- Successful completion of the SAT or ACT, with scores on file with the University’s Certification Officer.
- Completion and acceptance of an application to Phase II, including a felony/misdemeanor form.
Acceptance to Phase III
- Completion of at least 85 credits (senior standing)
- Interview with the TCP advisor, to include discussion of the Dispositions Inventory and pieces for the Individual Major Portfolio
- Completion and acceptance of an application to Phase III, including a felony/misdemeanor form.
Recommendation for Teacher Certification
- Completion of at least 124 credits, including all major requirements.
- Exit interview with the TCP advisor, to include discussion of the completed Individual Major Portfolio and results of the Student Teaching Evaluation.
- Completion of the MTTC (Michigan Test for Teacher Certification) subject area test in the major and minor (where applicable), with a passing score on the major area test.
- Completion of an advanced and valid course in first aid and adult and child CPR from an approved provider.
- Completion of all paperwork necessary for certification, including a felony/misdemeanor form.