Art B.F.A. in Art Education with a Concentration in K-12 Teaching

Eight-Semester Degree Program

Students wishing to follow the eight-semester degree plan should see the Eight-Semester Degree Policy for university requirements of the program. Core requirement hours may vary by individual, based on placement and previous credit granted. Once all core requirements are met, students may substitute a three-hour (or more) general elective in place of a core area.

First YearUnits
FallSpring
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013)3  
MATH 1313 Quantitative Reasoning (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1113)
or MATH 1203 College Algebra (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1103)
3  
or any MATH course numbered higher than MATH 1203
ARTS 1919C Studio Foundation I9  
UNIV 1001 University Perspectives1  
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023)  3
ARTS 1929C Studio Foundation II  9
1013 Elementary I World Language or higher (depending on placement in sequence)  3
Apply to B.F.A. in Art Education Program
Year Total: 16 15
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
ARTS Focused Study Studio3  
ARTS Elective (exclusive of focused study studio)3  
ARHS 2913 Art History Survey I (ACTS Equivalency = ARTA 2003)3
or ARHS 2923 Art History Survey II (ACTS Equivalency = ARTA 2103)
3  
ARED 1003 Introduction to Art Education3  
2003 Intermediate I world language or higher level3  
Obtain Clearance through the Office of Teacher Education
Clearance includes passing scores on accepted basic skills assessments and cleared background checks.
Students Must Be Accepted into the B.F.A. Program prior to the Final Year of Coursework
ARTS Focused Study Studio  3
ARTS Elective (exclusive of focused study studio)  3
ARHS 2913 Art History Survey I (ACTS Equivalency = ARTA 2003)3
or ARHS 2923 Art History Survey II (ACTS Equivalency = ARTA 2103)
  3
PSYC 2003 General Psychology (ACTS Equivalency = PSYC 1103)  3
ARED 2003 Diversity, Pedagogy, & Visual Culture  3
Year Total: 15 15
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
ARTS Focused Study Studio3  
ARED 3003 Curriculum Design & Teaching Practices in Art Education3  
Science Lecture/Lab University Core4  
COMM 1313 Public Speaking (ACTS Equivalency = SPCH 1003)3  
PHIL 2003 Introduction to Philosophy (ACTS Equivalency = PHIL 1103)3  
Take Praxis 1 Exam or comparable ACT or SAT scores required by university and Arkansas Department of Education
ARTS Focused Study Studio  3
CIED 3023 Survey of Exceptionalities1
or ARED 3013 Teaching Art to Special Populations
  3
(ARED 3013 is a Service Learning course)
ARHS 4933 Contemporary Art (or ARHS Art History Upper-Level Contemporary Art Elective))  3
CIED 3033 Classroom Learning Theory1  3
Science Lecture/Lab University Core  4
Year Total: 16 16
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpring
ARTS Elective (exclusive of focused study studio)3  
ARHS Art History Upper-level Elective or ARHS 4933 Contemporary Art1,23  
ARED 4953 Special Topics in Art Education1,23  
U.S. History University Core3  
Social Science University Core3  
ARED 4003 Community Art  3
ARTS Elective (exclusive of focused study studio)  3
Social Science University Core  3
PHIL 4403 Philosophy of Art  3
Year Total: 15 12
 
Fifth YearUnits
FallSpring
ARED 4773 Professional Development in Art Education3  
ARED 476V Student Teaching in Art9  
Year Total: 12  
 
Total Units in Sequence:  132