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  • Art Education

    The curriculum in art education is designed for students who plan to teach art in the public schools. This curriculum, offered in cooperation with the College of Education, prepares students to apply for certification for teaching art in Florida and all other NCATE states.

    About this Major

    To graduate with this major, students must complete all university, college, and major requirements.


    Critical TrackingModel Semester Plan

    Art education at UF provides students with extensive opportunities to apply theory to practice and to hone their knowledge and skills as preprofessional art teachers through field placements in local art classrooms and alternative art education settings.

    Students study a variety of topics, including comprehensive art education, computer applications in the field, curricular integration, art educational philosophies and theories, developmental theories in art, instructional strategies involving art production and dialogue, alternative assessment strategies, and the role and importance of art in the elementary school curriculum. The program culminates in the student teaching practicum, where students are expected to demonstrate their readiness to assume full responsibility as professional art educators.

    A portfolio review will be required of students before admission into junior-level studio courses.

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    Critical Tracking

    Critical Tracking records each student’s progress in courses that are required for entry to each major. Please note the critical-tracking requirements below on a per-semester basis.

    Equivalent critical-tracking courses as determined by the State of Florida Common Course Prerequisites may be used for transfer students.

    Semester 1

    • Complete ART 1803C for 6 credits or a total of six credits of any 2000-level ART/PGY/GRA courses with minimum grades of C
    • 2.5 UF GPA required

    Semester 2

    • Complete 3 of 8 critical-tracking courses with minimum grades of C: ARE 2045 or EDF 1005, ARH 2050, ARH 2051, ART 2305C, EDF 2085, PSY 2012, two 2000-level ART/GRA/PGY courses
    • 2.5 UF GPA required

    Semester 3

    • Complete 3 additional critical-tracking courses with minimum grades of C
    • 2.75 UF GPA required

    Semester 4

    • Complete the FTCE general knowledge test with posted test scores
    • Complete 2 additional critical-tracking courses with minimum grades of C
    • 3.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 5

    • 3.0 UF GPA required
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    Model Semester Plan

    To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold.

    This semester plan represents an example progression through the major. Actual courses and course order may be different depending on the student's academic record and scheduling availability of courses. Prerequisites still apply.

    Semester 1 Credits
    ARH 2050 Introduction to the Principles and History of Art 1
    GE-H
    3
    ART 1803C Workshop for Art Research and Practice: Studio 6
    ENC 1101 Expository and Argumentative Writing
    State Core GE-C
    3
    ​IUF 1000 What is the Good Life
    GE-H
    ​3
    Total 15
    Semester 2 Credits
    ART 2305C Drawing: Form and Space 3
    ART 2468C Printmaking: Figure Ground or
    ART 2500C Painting: Investigations in Black and White or
    GRA 2111C Graphic Design: Visual Dynamics
    3
    ART 2757C Ceramics: 3D Conceptualization or
    ART 2701C Sculpture: Shaping Form and Space
    3
    EDF 2085 Teaching Diverse Populations
    GE-S; D
    3
    Composition
    State Core GE-C
    3
    Total 15
    Semester 3 Credits
    ARE 2045 Introduction to Teaching Art or EDF 1005 3
    ARH 2051 Introduction to the Principles and History of Art 2
    GE-H
    3
    PSY 2012 General Psychology
    State Core GE-S
    3
    Mathematics
    GE-M
    3
    Studio concentration elective
    ART/PGY prefix at 2000 level
    3
    Studio elective
    ART/GRA/PGY prefix at 2000 level
    3
    Total 18
    Semester 4 Credits
    ARE 2456 Digital Media in Art Education 3
    PGY 2101C Visual Literacy: Photography
    GE-H
    3
    Mathematics
    State Core GE-M, pure math
    3
    Studio concentration elective
    ART/PGY prefix at 2000 level
    3
    Studio elective
    ART/GRA/PGY prefix at 2000 level
    3
    Total 15
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    Students must select an upper-division studio concentration: ceramics, drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture or creative photography. The prerequisite for upper-division courses is two 2000-level studio courses in the chosen concentration. Students must also take and pass the general knowledge portion of the FTCE.

    Semester 5 Credits
    ARE 4242 Teaching Art: The Study of Practice 3
    RED 3312 Classroom Reading 3
    Art history elective
    ARH prefix at 3000/4000 level
    3
    Studio concentration electives
    ART/PGY prefixes at 3000/4000 level
    6
    Total 15
    Semester 6 Credits
    ARE 4243 The Principles of Teaching Art 3
    Biological or Physical Science
    State Core GE-B or P
    3
    Humanities
    State Core GE-H
    3
    Studio concentration electives
    ART/PGY prefixes at 3000/4000 level
    6
    Total 15
    Semester 7 Credits
    SPC 2608 Introduction to Public Speaking or
    ORI 2000 Oral Performance of Literature 1
    3
    TSL 4324 ESOL Strategies for Content Area Teachers 3
    American History 3
    ​Biological or Physical Science
    GE-B or P
    3​
    Modern art history course
    3000/4000 level; GE-H
    3
    Total 15
    Semester 8 Credits
    ARE 4934C Student Teaching Seminar 1
    ARE 4940 Student Teaching in Art Education 11
    Total 12

    All graduates in art education are required to pass the FTCE and complete a portfolio showing evidence of the Florida Accomplished Practices as prescribed by the Florida Department of Education.

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majors: art-education