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Education Majors

Art Education

The Art Education curriculum prepares you to be an ethical and reflective teacher of excellence in public and private schools. It combines a strong liberal arts background with rigorous professional and artistic development. The apprenticeship model requires extensive practical experience in public and private school classrooms in preparation for the final semester of student teaching.

You'll choose a studio area to study in depth -- drawing, painting or graphic design.  You'll learn and be able to demonstrate best practices in the teaching of Art and as a teacher, bring to your students your passion for art and your own love of learning.

After satisfying the pre-education requirements, you'll apply for admission to the formal education program. You must earn a minimum 3.0 GPA in courses required for the major and a minimum 3.0 GPA in courses required for the complementary endorsements.

Admission requirements include: a minimum 2.5 grade point average in pre-education curriculum; no D grades in pre-education curriculum; successful completion of the English proficiency requirement; successful completion of the PRAXIS I/Pre-Professional Skills Test and satisfactory references.

Upon successful completion of the required curriculum of 130 credits, you are recommended to the State of Iowa Board of Educational Examiners for licensure in Elementary Education.

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Courses and Requirements

Prerequisite courses for admission to teacher education, one year prescribed pre-education program including: Grade B or better

  • Making Connections OR
  • Speaking of Faith and Meaning
  • Introduction to Education
  • Engaging All Learners
  • Planning and Assessment for Art, Music, and Phys Ed
  • Human Relations Training
  • Human Development

Grade of C or better

  • General Psychology
  • First Year Composition

Prerequisite Courses:

  • Foundations of Drawing I  
  • Foundations of Drawing II
  • Principles of Design I
  • Principles of Design II

Courses Required of All Art Education Majors

  • Art Methods for Elementary Schools OR
  • Art Methods for Secondary Schools
  • Digital Imaging
  • Psychology of Exceptional Children

Select one of the following two:

  • Education Practicum: Primary Elementary OR
  • Education Practicum: Intermediate Elementary

Select one of the following two:

  • Education Practicum: Middle School OR
  • Education Practicum: High School

Take one course of the following two:

  • Elementary Classroom Management OR
  • Secondary Classroom Management

9 credits from the following five courses:

  • Survey of the History of Art I
  • Survey of the History of Art II
  • The History of Graphic Design
  • Twentieth Century Art History
  • Special Topics in Art History
  • Visual Culture and Rhetoric

12 hours studio courses selected from one of the three studio groups listed below:

  • Beginning Painting I, II
  • Intermediate Painting I, II

OR

  • Intermediate Drawing I, II
  • Advanced Drawing I, II

OR

  • Graphic Design I, II, II, IV

Also, 6 hours of 2-D studio classes and 6 hours of 3-D studio classes. These courses need to be approved by your advisor.

For detailed course descriptions, please go to the current catalog HERE.

Internships

One of the strengths of Grand View’s program is the practical, in-school experiences required and available to education students. Grand View’s location in Des Moines allows opportunity for these field experiences in the many neighborhood schools in the metro area and in the surrounding suburban and small community school districts.

Grand View has strong professional connections with many area school districts. Students have student taught at Des Moines Public Schools, Ankeny schools, Dallas Center/Grimes and in many other area school districts.

Opportunities

Get involved and join The Education Club!

Sponsor: Ms. Pamela Lonneman
Rasmussen, Room 233
263-6076
plonneman@grandview.edu


 

Program Applications

These applications are for current Grand View students. If you are a prospective student interested in majoring in education, you will apply to Grand View through the usual admissions process, then apply to the teacher education program at an appropriate point.  To apply to Grand View, please go here.

Application for admission to the teacher education program

Application for student teaching

Reference Documents

2014-15 Requirements

Art Education Major

2013-14 Requirements

Art Education Major

2012-13 Requirements

Art Education Major
 

2010-12 Requirements

Art Education Major
 

2008-10 Requirements

Art Education Major