As an educator you will have the privilege and challenge of educating future generations. Grand View's education program is committed to the preparation of teachers of excellence. It is a dynamic and respected teacher-preparation program. Education faculty, in partnership with practicing teachers, model effective teaching and classroom management. Students spend at least two semesters in supervised in-school settings in preparation for the student teaching experience. You'll also learn critical thinking and problem solving strategies and will be coached in the development of a personal teaching philosophy.
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You will be doing more than just teaching with a degree from Grand View. You will be changing lives through education when you work as a(n):
What Can I Do With This Major?
Students who are interested in Art Education (K-12) must earn a minimum 3.0 GPA in a prescribed liberal arts pre-education program, have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA, and successfully pass all three Core Academic Skills for Educators tests (reading = 156, writing = 162, and mathematics = 150) before they are formally admitted to the teacher education program of the University. (See Pre-Education Program and Application for Admission to Teacher Education sections of the catalog).
Art Education students must earn a minimum 3.0 GPA in coursework required for the major (including ARTS pre-requisites) and a minimum 3.0 GPA in coursework required for each complementary endorsement pursued. No D grades are accepted. Students must earn a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA in all college work. Any request for a change in the sequence of curriculum for the Art Education Program must be submitted to the Education and Art Department chairs for consideration by the faculty of both departments. Successful completion of these requirements, all other University graduation requirements, and all State of Iowa teacher licensure requirements will lead to a recommendation to the State of Iowa Board of Educational Examiners for an Iowa teaching license.
Please note that the courses marked with * will not be counted in computing the GPA for this major, unless required for the content major or endorsements.
Minimum 3.0 GPA required (18 credits toward the major plus 12-14 credits toward General Education Core Requirements)
3 - 4 credits
12 credits from areas other than the studio major.
(drawing, painting, graphic design, printmaking)
You may also be interested in one or more of the following:
Assist Prof of Education (Special Ed)
Assistant Professor of Education
Lecturer of Education
Assist Professor of Education (Science)
Professor of Art and Design
Field Experience Coordinator
Dedicated in 2008, the 42,851 square-foot $8.5 million building houses the departments of art, education, history, criminal justice, political studies, psychology and sociology, as well as general-purpose classrooms, art studios, computer labs, the ALT Center, faculty offices, and various student amenities.
Talented artist? Great with kids? Enjoy inspiring others to create? Become an art teacher! You’ll graduate with the ability to guide others to artistic fulfillment.
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.
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.
At Grand View, we believe the best way to become a successful elementary school teacher is to spend four years as an active participant in preschool to sixth-grade classrooms.
Your experiences in Des Moines metropolitan area schools will begin during your first year of study and continue until you graduate with the skills needed to be a licensed instructor.
As one of the largest programs of our kind in the Midwest, we have partnerships with school districts, offering our students the opportunity to student teach and engage in field experiences at small, large, urban, rural, public and private schools.