Art Education / Program of Study

Meredith is well known for the excellence of our education programs, which lead to our graduates being sought after as teachers. Art education majors have opportunities for extensive early field experiences and involvement in their professional art education association.

The art education curriculum ensures students:

  • Develop knowledge of current art techniques and movements
  • Understand current issues and trends in art education
  • Acquire skills for teaching in a diverse population
  • Learn to infuse technology into instruction

 

Major in Art Education
Students majoring in art education are required to complete 90 hours, which include 31 credit hours of core arts curriculum and 61 hours of curriculum focused on art education.

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Required Major Courses

ART-101 - Drawing I (3.00 cr.)

ART-110 - 2D Design Concepts, Color and Composition (3.00 cr.)

ART-111 - 3D Design Concepts and Structure (3.00 cr.)

ART-180 - Computer Literacy for Design (3.00 cr.)

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ART-192 - Concepts in Graphic Design (3 - 06.00 cr.)

ART-201 - Drawing II (3.00 cr.)

ART-221 - Survey Western Art: Ancient-Early Renaissance (3.00 cr.)

ART-222 - Survey Western Art: High Renaissance-Modern (3.00 cr.)

ART-324 - Topics in Modern Art History (3.00 cr.)

ART-396 - Junior Seminar (2.00 cr.)

ART-495 - Portfolio Photography (1.00 cr.)

ART-497 - Senior Exhibition (1 - 2.00 cr.)

ART-160 - Ceramics I (3.00 cr.)

ART-210 - Painting I (3.00 cr.)

ART-251 - Printmaking I (3.00 cr.)

ART-270 - Fibers (3.00 cr.)

ART-365 - Sculpture (3.00 cr.)

ART-734 - Teaching and Methods: Foundations of Art Education (3.00 cr.)

ART-735 - Teaching and Methods: Art PreK - 5 (3.00 cr.)

ART-736 - Teaching and Methods: Art in Grades 6-12 (3.00 cr.)

EDU-232 - Schools and Social Change (3.00 cr.)

EDU-234 - Teaching and Learning (3.00 cr.)

EDU-305 - Web 2.0 Technologies for Public School Classrooms (1.00 cr.)

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PSY-210 - Life Span Developmental Psychology (3.00 cr.)

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PSY-310 - Psychology of Children and Adolescents (3.00 cr.)

PSY-312 - Psychology of Exceptional Individuals (3.00 cr.)

SOC-335 - Race and Ethnic Relations (3.00 cr.)

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EDU-345 - Language Minorities in Public Schools (3.00 cr.)

EDU-434 - Inclusion and the Adolescent Learner (3.00 cr.)

EDU-436 - Literacy and Learning in the Content Areas (3.00 cr.)

EDU-460 - Colloquium in Education (3.00 cr.)

EDU-490 - Observation and Directed Teaching (9.00 cr.)

Art History elective chosen from the following:

ART-280 - Topics in Art and Architecture (3.00 cr.)

ART-323 - Topics in Art History (3.00 cr.)

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Beth Mulvaney
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