College of Education, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Art Education/Teaching (Grades K-12) Major (BA Traditional)

Students who complete this major and other state requirements, are eligible to apply for a Minnesota teaching license for Visual Arts (Grades K through 12)

General Education Requirements

All degree seeking undergraduate students must complete the general education requirements.

Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Arts degree consists of a major of typically 30 to 44 credits or two minors, general education courses, and elective courses totaling a minimum of 120 credits.

General Education Courses (not counted in totals)
Introduction to Psychology (3)
Required Content Courses
ART 106Introduction to Art3
ART 111Drawing I3
ART 221Painting I3
ART 241Photography I3
ART 251Sculpture I3
or ART 103 3D Design
ART 261Ceramics I3
ART 282Graphic Design I3
ART 311Figure Drawing3
ART 331Relief Printmaking3
or ART 332 Screen Printmaking
ART 376World Art4
ART 47219th and 20th Century Art and Design4
Open Art Electives: select at least one more 300 or 400 level studio course3-4
Required Education Courses
ART 387Art in Secondary Education2
ART 487Art Education Capstone2
ED 201Foundations of and Introduction to Education3
ED 330Human Diversity and Relations2
ED 336Educational Psychology3
ED 344The Effective Teacher3
ED 371Teaching Practicum3
ED 439The Inclusive Classroom2
ED 470Health Education for Teachers2
ART 447Teaching Elementary Art1
ED 487Reading Across the Content Areas3
ED 472Student Teaching15
Total Credits79-80

Each state has different requirements for professional licensure and certifications. CSP’s educator preparation programs are designed specifically to prepare students for licensure in Minnesota, but are not approved by any other state licensing boards for licensure in those states. CSP is unable to determine whether its teacher preparation programs would meet the educational requirements for licensure in other states.  Students who want to work in a state other than Minnesota should contact the state licensing board in their state before enrolling in the program.  Please see the contact information for teacher licensing boards here