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Art Education - Post-Degree Certification

The ASU Herberger Institute School of Art wants to make your educational journey a successful one. We strongly encourage students pursuing post-baccalaureate certification to work closely with both the advisors for the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts and the advisors for the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. This program is one of the few in the Metropolitan area that has a specific art specialist who supervises our certification students.

Applying for the Initial Teacher Certification (ITC)

Students apply for the ITC undergraduate program through the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.

The following must be complete before applying to the ITC program:

  • Admission to the art education professional program in the ASU Herberger Institute School of Art. More information
  • An overall ASU or new transfer GPA of 2.70.
  • A grade of "B" (3.0) or higher in ARE 250: Teaching Inquiry in Art.
  • A grade of "B" (3.0) or higher in ARE 440: Disciplines of Art Education.

Certification requires admission to the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College professional program either after completing 56 semester hours or as a graduate student.

Curriculum for the Initial Teacher Certification

All BFA and ITC courses must be completed prior to student teaching and a “C” (2.0) grade minimum is required in all academic specialization courses.

ARE 250: Teaching Inquiry in Art (3) 
ARE 370: Teaching Visual Culture (3)
ARE 440: Disciplines in Art Education (3)
ARE 482: Teaching Art Process (3)
ARE 486: Art Education: Strategies & Application (3)
ARE 494: Special Topics (3)
ARE 496: Methods & Assess. Learn. Art (3)

Education Courses
BLE 407: SEI for Secondary Students (3)
EDP 310: Educational Psychology (3) SB
EDT 300: Computers in Education (1)
RDG 301: Literacy in the Content Area (3)
SPE 311: Exceptional Child (3) SB,C 
SPF 301: Culture and Schooling (3) L 
SPF 401: Integrating Theory & Practice (1)

Field Experience
The ITC program in Art Education is a three-semester program. During one semester, you enroll in ARE 496. For the other two semesters, you must enroll in a field experience (SED 496).

SED 496: Field Experience (1)
SED 496: Field Experience (1)

Student Teaching
Student teaching is a 15-week, full-time experience. ALL courses must be completed prior to student teaching.

SED 478: Student Teaching (12)