Art Education- Bachelor of Science in Art with Multi-Age Visual Arts Licensure

For information, contact an advisor in the Department of Art, 124 Art Building, 513-529-2900. 

This program prepares the student for licensure as an art teacher in Ohio Public Schools. It leads to the Bachelor of Science in Art with Multi-Age Visual Arts License (Prekindergarten through grade 12, ages 3-21). Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), and the State of Ohio Department of Education Teacher Licensure Standards, it is in compliance with current guidelines from Ohio’s Academic Content Standards (Visual Arts) and the National Art Education Association (NAEA).

A student must plan a program with an art education advisor in the Department of Art and demonstrate progress toward candidacy for licensure by successfully completing key assessments and indicators and achieving benchmarks to pass programmatic reviews.

Program Requirements

(91 semester hours)

Foundation courses:
ART 111Visual Fundamentals: Design and Composition3
ART 121Observational Drawing3
ART 122Drawing Projects3
ART 171Visual Fundamentals: Narrative & Sequence3
ART 281Contemporary Art Forum1
Art History surveys (ART 188 is required):
ART 162Arts of Africa, Oceania and Native America3
or ART 187 Art and Society: Prehistoric to Medieval
or ART 286 East Asian Art
ART 188Art and Society: Renaissance to Modern3
200-level studio courses:
ART 231Painting I3
ART 241Printmaking I3
ART 255Introduction to Digital Photography 13
or ART 257 Photography
ART 261Ceramics I3
ART 264Jewelry Design and Metals I3
ART 271Sculpture I3
Art Education courses:
ART 195Introduction to Art Education3
ART 295Elementary Art Methods3
ART 296Secondary Art Methods3
ART 395Art Across the Curriculum3
ART 493Professional Dispositions in Art Education3
ART 495Art Education Practicum3
Student Teaching
ART 419Supervised Student Teaching in Art15
Required Education courses:
EDP 201Human Development and Learning in Social and Educational Contexts3
EDP 256Psychology of the Exceptional Learner3
Literacy Requirement for Licensure (select one):3
Writing for Educators
Children's Literature for PK-5 Classrooms Note, due to cohorts, only register for Regionals section of this course
Phonics and Literacy Instruction for Teachers
Foundations of Language and Critical Literacy
Literature and Other Media for Adolescents
Foundations of Reading, Language, and Literacy Note, due to cohorts, only register for Regionals section of this course
Technology course (select one):3
Introduction to Digital Photography 1
Technology + Media Literacy and Learning
Upper-level non-Western art history course (select one):3
Introduction to the Art of the Black Diaspora
The Arts of African Peoples
Chinese Painting History
Modern & Contemporary East Asian Art
Arts of West Africa
Upper-level studio focus courses (select two):6
Thematic Studio
Painting II
Painting III
Printmaking II
Printmaking III
Photography II
Photography III
Ceramics II
Ceramics III
Jewelry Design and Metals II
Jewelry Design and Metals III
Sculpture II
Sculpture III
Total Credit Hours91

ART 255 may serve as either a 200-level studio course or a technology course, but not both. 

Students must also complete all Miami Plan requirements.