Art Education

BS Art Education

The Bachelor of Science in Art Education prepares students for careers as art teachers in primary and secondary schools, museum education and community education. This degree leads to licensure to teach art in North Carolina public schools.

In this program, you will study fields of art studio, art history, personal artistic expression, and explore the role and function of art to general education and culture. The program is based on the initial level for teacher preparation in the areas of knowledge application and development, instructional process, context and foundations of education, learners and learning, interpersonal relationships.

Our students are prepared for their future careers as artist-teachers with a broad, general background in intermediate-level courses in studio art, art history, art education and professional education. To complete the art education program, students participate in intensive student teaching for one semester.

Key Program Features

Design fundamentals and elements of art, and how to apply them aesthetically

Drawing fundamentals regarding vocabulary & traditional media applied to the concepts of the elements of art

Painting fundamentals regarding vocabulary, types & styles of painting and color theory

Program Details

UMO offers a modern curriculum that is fully aligned with the North Carolina Professional Educators Licensure requirements.

In this program, you will study fields of art studio, art history, personal artistic expression, and explore the role and function of art to general education and culture. The program is based on the initial level for teacher preparation in the areas of knowledge application and development, instructional process, context and foundations of education, learners and learning, interpersonal relationships.

All teacher candidates are required to complete a student teaching internship, under the supervision of a certified, experienced art teacher. In this experience, teacher-candidates will apply their content and pedagogical knowledge in the professional field.

The Bachelor of Science in Art Education degree program at UMO leads to initial teacher licensure. Teacher candidates are responsible for obtaining all necessary certifications required by the state in which they wish to teach.

More Information

Professional Studies (31SH):

  • EDU 101, 102, 201, 202 Professional Study for Teacher Ed.
  • EDU 303, 304 Junior Practicum
  • EDU 480 Classroom Management & Organization
  • EDU 485 Facilitation of Learning
  • EDU 486 Leadership Development
  • EDU 487 Societal Context of Schooling
  • EDU 493 Senior Practicum
  • EDU 499 Seminar/Internship – Student Teaching

RLS/HLH/PED Emphasis (37SH):

  • HLH 310 Nutrition
  • HLH 410 Methods of Teaching
  • PED 225 Programming Sports
  • PED 310 Motor Development
  • PED 341 Methods of Teaching PE Pre-6th
  • PED 351 Methods of Teaching PE 6-12
  • PED 374 Physiology of Exercise
  • PED 400 Test & Measure of Exercise
  • PED 402 Adapted Physical Education
  • PED/HLH 430 Health & PE Capstone
  • RLS 320 Program Planning
  • RLS 400 Research Methods

Related Studies (7SH):

  • BIO 120 Principles of Biology
  • EDU 100 Introduction to American Education
  • EDU 250 Educational Technology

A BS in Health & Physical Education allows you to turn your passion for fitness and sports into a rewarding career inspiring students. Graduates may pursue job opportunities as instructors in elementary, middle or high school physical education programs. Other career possibilities that may be related to this degree include:

  • Physical activity coordinator
  • Athletic team coach
  • Fitness trainer
  • Athletic director
  • Community recreation director
  • Strength and conditioning coach
  • K-12 Public School or Private School Teacher
  • Museum Educator
  • Art Therapist
  • Community Arts Council Director or Educator

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