Bachelor of Science in Art - Art Education Emphasis with Secondary Education Licensure

The Bachelor of Science in Art with an emphasis in Art Education degree has six basic components:

  1. General Education & Institutional Requirements
  2. Secondary Education Program Requirements
  3. Discipline Core Requirements
  4. Emphasis Requirements
  5. Emphasis Electives
  6. Secondary Education Program Admission and Professional Requirements

Graduation Requirements

DSU General Education & Institutional Requirements

All DSU General Education and Institutional requirements must be fulfilled. A previously earned degree may fulfill those requirements, but courses must be equivalent to DSU’s minimum General Education standards in American Institutions, English, and Mathematics.

Institutional Requirement in Computer Literacy
Computer Literacy0-6
General Education Core Requirements
English3-7
Information Literacy0-1
Mathematics3-5
American Institutions3-6
Life Sciences 3-10
Physical Sciences3-5
Laboratory Science0-1
Fine Arts3
Literature/Humanities3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Exploration 3-5
Two (2) Global & Cultural Perspectives Courses0-6
Secondary Education Program Requirements
Complete one of the following through General Education or elective credit:
HIST 1700American Civilization3
or POLS 1100 American Government
Complete one of the following through General Education or elective credit:
FSHD 1500Human Development Lifespan3
or PSY 1010 General Psychology
or PSY 1100 Human Development Through Lifespan
Complete the following program prerequisite courses:
EDUC 1010Foundations/Intro to Education3
EDUC 2010Intro to Exceptional Learners3
EDUC 2400Foundations Multicultural/ESL3
EDUC 2500Instructional Technology in K-12 Classrooms3
EDUC 3110Educational Psychology3
Discipline Core Requirements
ART 1001FYE: Art and Design1
ART 1110Drawing and Composition3
ART 11202-Dimensional Design3
ART 11303-Dimensional Design I3
ARTH 2710Art History I3
ARTH 2720Art History II3
Emphasis Requirements
ART 2060Digital Photography3
ART 2250Intro to Watercolor3
ART 4510Art Methodology I3
ART 2190Intro to Sculpture3
or ART 2570 Intro to Ceramics
ART 2210Intro to Oil Painting3
or ART 3200 Contemporary Painting I
Complete three of the following:
ARTH 3030Medieval Art3
ARTH 3050Renaissance Art3
ARTH 3080Nineteenth Century Art3
ARTH 3090Twentieth Century Art3
Emphasis Electives
4 (four) upper-division studio Art courses (courses may not be repeated)12

Secondary Education Program Admission

To be admitted to the Secondary Education Program and enroll in Professional courses:

  • USOE R277-504-3 A(3) “requires candidates to maintain a cumulative university GPA of 3.0, and receive a C or better in all education related courses and major required content courses"

and students must pass the appropriate PRAXIS II content area subject test(s). In addition, one of the following must be completed:

  • Students with BA/BS degrees in progress must have completed at least 95% of major coursework and have approval of major academic content area department advisor
  • Students with completed BA/BS or higher degrees must have their transcripts reviewed by a content area department advisor
Secondary Education Program Professional Requirements
Semester I
SCED 3720Reading Writing Content Areas3
SCED 4100Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment3
SCED 4600Classroom Management3
ART 4520Art Methodology II3
Semester II
SCED 4900Secondary Student Teaching10
SCED 4989Student Teaching Seminar2

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 120 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. Complete at least 40 upper-division credits (3000 and above).
  3. Complete at least 30 upper-division credits at DSU for institutional residency.
  4. Cumulative university GPA 3.0 or higher.
  5. Grade C or higher in each Core Discipline, Emphasis Requirement, and Emphasis Elective course.
  6. USOE R277-504-3 A(3) “requires candidates to maintain a cumulative university GPA of 3.0, and receive a C or better in all education related courses and major required content courses"
  7. Cumulative GPA 3.0 or higher in all program prerequisite and professional courses.

Graduation Plan

Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
ART 1001 FYE: Art and Design 1
ART 1110 Drawing and Composition 3
ART 1130 3-Dimensional Design I 3
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
LIB 1010 Information Literacy 1
ART 1120 2-Dimensional Design 3
 Hours15
Spring Semester
ART 2250 Intro to Watercolor 3
ENGL 2010 Interm Writing Selected Topics: 3
ART 2060 Digital Photography 3
CIS 1200 Computer Literacy 3
General Education (Mathematics) 3
 Hours15
2nd Year
Fall Semester
EDUC 1010 Foundations/Intro to Education 3
ARTH 2710 Art History I meets General Education (Fine Arts / GLOCUP) 3
General Education (HIST 1700 or POLS 1100 Secondary Education requirement) 3
General Education (Literature/Humanities) 3
General Education (Exploration) 3
ART Emphasis (Emphasis Required Course) 3
 Hours18
Spring Semester
ARTH 2720 Art History II 3
EDUC 2010 Intro to Exceptional Learners 3
ART Emphasis (Emphasis Required Course) 3
ART Elective (Upper-division Studio ART course) 3
General Education (Physical Sciences) 3
General Education (FSHD 1500, PSY 1010, or PSY 1100 Secondary Education requirement) 3
 Hours18
3rd Year
Fall Semester
EDUC 2400 Foundations Multicultural/ESL 3
EDUC 2500 Instructional Technology in K-12 Classrooms 3
ART Elective (Upper-division Studio ART course) 3
General Education (Life Sciences / Lab) 4
ARTH Elective (ARTH upper-division course) 3
 Hours16
Spring Semester
ART 4510 Art Methodology I 3
EDUC 3110 Educational Psychology 3
ART Elective (Upper-division Studio ART course) 3
ART Elective (Upper-division Studio ART course) 3
ARTH Elective (ARTH upper-division course) 3
 Hours15
4th Year
Fall Semester
ART 4520 Art Methodology II 3
SCED 3720 Reading Writing Content Areas 3
SCED 4100 Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment 3
SCED 4600 Classroom Management 3
ARTH Elective (ARTH upper-division course) 3
 Hours15
Spring Semester
SCED 4900 Secondary Student Teaching 10
SCED 4989 Student Teaching Seminar 2
 Hours12
 Total Hours124