ARED 2999. Entry to the Education Profession. 0 Hours.

Graded “Satisfactory” or “Unsatisfactory.” A required non-credit course for all teacher education candidates pursuing a VSU recommendation for initial certification; must be successfully completed prior to admission to teacher education. Candidates are required to establish an electronic portfolio and provide evidence that all teacher education admission requirements have been satisfactorily met. If an “Unsatisfactory” grade is earned, the course must be repeated until a “Satisfactory” grade is received.

ARED 3000. Issues and Trends in Contemporary Art Education. 3 Hours.

Prerequisites: ARED 2999 and a minimum GPA of 2.75. The study of curricular frameworks, course content, and pedagogical strategies associated with best practices in the field of Art Education.

ARED 3010. Elementary Art Methods. 3 Hours.

Prerequisites: ARED 2999 and a minimum GPA of 2.75. Instructional methods; curricular and programmatic structures; assessment strategies; and the appropriate and safe use of tools, media, materials, and equipment in middle and high school art education programs.

ARED 3012. Secondary Art Methods. 3 Hours.

Prerequisites: ARED 2999 and a minimum GPA of 2.75. Instructional methods; curricular and programmatic structures; assessment strategies; and the appropriate and safe use of tools, media, materials, and equipment in middle and high school art education program.

ARED 4070. Seminar in Art Education (P-12). 2 Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of all other academic course work. Must be taken in conjunction with ARED 4090. Graded “Satisfactory” or “Unsatisfactory.” Emphasis on professional expectations, instructional and curricular issues, and problems found in the school environment.

ARED 4080. Internship in Art Education. 6 Hours.

Prerequisite: Permission of the Department Head. Graded “Satisfactory” or “Unsatisfactory.” A supervised teaching experience for degreed students seeking certification. Must be taken for two consecutive semesters, for a total of 12 semester credit hours.

ARED 4090. Student Teaching in Art Education. 10 Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of the professional education sequence. Graded “Satisfactory” or “Unsatisfactory.” The culminating professional experience scheduled during the final semester of University enrollment. The student is provided with a supervised teaching experience in any one of three settings, elementary school, middle school, or senior high school.