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 Teaching (SET) Licensure Program Requirements
  3. Discipline Core Requirements
  4. Emphasis Requirements
  5. Emphasis Electives
  6. Secondary Education Teaching (SET) Licensure 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 Literacy Course(s)0-6
General Education Core Requirements
English GE Courses3-7
Information Literacy GE Course0-1
Mathematics GE course3-5
American Institutions GE course(s)3-6
Life Sciences GE course(s)3-10
Physical Sciences GE course(s)3-5
Laboratory Science GE course0-1
Fine Arts GE course3
Literature/Humanities GE course3
Social & Behavioral Sciences GE course3
Exploration GE course3-5
Two (2) Global & Cultural Perspectives Courses0-6
Secondary Education Teaching (SET) Licensure Program Requirements
Complete one of the following through General Education or elective credit:
HIST 1700American Civilization3
POLS 1100American Government3
Complete one of the following through General Education or elective credit:
FCS 1500Human Development Lifespan3
PSY 1010General Psychology3
PSY 1100Human Development Through Lifespan3
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
Complete one of the following:
ART 2190Intro to Sculpture3
ART 2570Intro to Ceramics3
Complete one of the following:
ART 2210Intro to Oil Painting3
ART 3200Contemporary Painting I3
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 Teaching (SET) Licensure Program Admission

To be admitted to the SET Licensure 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+ content area department advisor
Secondary Education Teaching (SET) Licensure 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

1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
ART 1001FYE: Art and Design1
ART 1110Drawing and Composition3
ART 11303-Dimensional Design I3
ENGL 1010Introduction to Writing3
LIB 1010Information Literacy1
ART 11202-Dimensional Design3
 Term Hours15
Spring Semester
ART 2250Intro to Watercolor3
ENGL 2010Interm Writing Selected Topics:3
ART 2060Digital Photography3
General Education (Mathematics)3
CIS 1200Computer Literacy3
 Term Hours15
2nd Year
Fall Semester
EDUC 1010Foundations/Intro to Education3
ARTH 2710Art History I3
General Education (HIST 1700 or POLS 1100 [SET requirement])3
General Education (Literature/Humanities)3
General Education (Exploration)3
ART Emphasis (Emphasis Required Course)3
 Term Hours18
Spring Semester
ARTH 2720Art History II3
EDUC 2010Intro to Exceptional Learners3
ART Emphasis (Emphasis Required Course)3
ART Elective (Upper-division Studio ART course)3
General Education (Physical Sciences)3
General Education (FCS 1500, PSY 1010/A, or PSY 1100 [SET requirement])3
 Term Hours18
3rd Year
Fall Semester
ART Elective (Upper-division Studio ART course)3
EDUC 2400Foundations Multicultural/ESL3
EDUC 2500Instructional Technology in K-12 Classrooms3
General Education (Life Sciences / Lab)4
ARTH Elective (ARTH upper-division course)3
 Term Hours16
Spring Semester
ART Elective (Upper-division Studio ART course)3
ART Elective (Upper-division Studio ART course)3
ART 4510Art Methodology I3
ARTH Elective (ARTH upper-division course)3
EDUC 3110Educational Psychology3
 Term Hours15
4th Year
Fall Semester
ART 4520Art Methodology II3
ARTH Elective (ARTH upper-division course)3
SCED 3720Reading Writing Content Areas3
SCED 4100Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment3
SCED 4600Classroom Management3
 Term Hours15
Spring Semester
SCED 4900Secondary Student Teaching10
SCED 4989Student Teaching Seminar2
 Term Hours12
Total Hour: 124