Bachelor of Science in Visual Arts Education (K-Grade 12)

Core Curriculum

All degree programs require completion of the Core Curriculum. A complete description of the core and its requirements is available in the Core Curriculum section of the Daemen catalogue. Courses which satisfy a portion or complete a core requirement will have such designation indicated after the course title.

  1. MAJOR: 54 credits

    • ART103 Foundation Design I (3)
    • ART104 Foundation Design II (3)
    • ART105 Foundation Drawing I (3)
    • ART106 Foundation Drawing II (3)
    • ART230 Computer Rendering (3)
    • ART251 Ceramics I (3)
    • ART267 Sculpture I (3)
    • ART275 History of Art: Ancient-Medieval (3) -- AA; WI
    • ART285 History of Art: Renaissance-Modern (3) -- AA;WI
    • ART331 Art Reading List (3)
    • ART443 Issues & Methodologies in Contemporary Art (2) -- ILIT; WI. NOTE: IN COMBINATION WITH ART498=RP
    • ART446 History of Contemporary Art: 1940 - Present (3) 
    • Select 1

      • ART225 Watercolor Painting I (3)
      • ART325 Introductory Oil Painting (3)
      • ART326 Introductory Acrylic Painting (3)
    • Select 1

      • ART240 Woodcuts and Monoprints (3)
      • ART340 Lithography & Intaglio (3)
      • ART439 Serigraphy (3)
    • Select 1

      • ART327 Fibers I (3)
      • ART427 Fibers II (3)
    • Select one

      • ART334 Digital Photography (3)
      • ART455 Photography (3) 
    • Art Studio Electives: 6 credits
    • ART498 Senior Art Exhibit (1) -- NOTE: IN COMBINATION WITH ART443=RP

    • NOTE: A student who has earned a C- or less in EDU237 in his/her first two attempts will be dismissed from the teacher certification program.
    • EDU203 Learning Theory (3)
    • EDU237 Instructional Design: Theory & Practice (3)
    • EDU301-311-302 Methods & Materials: Art (Elementary/Middle//Secondary Level) (3/3/3)
    • EDU313 Foundations of Education (3)
    • EDU402 Methods in Classroom Management -Secondary Education (3)
    • EDU477-478 Student Teaching and Seminar: Elementary/ Secondary Levels: Art (K-6/7-12) (6/6)
    • SED270 Nature & Educational Needs of Children with Disabilities (3)
  3. CORE: 45 credits

    • CMP101 English Composition (3) -- CS; ILIT; WI
    • IND101 Sustainable & Critical Relationships (3)
    • Foreign Language: This teacher certification program requires successful completion of 6 credits in one foreign language.  A student may not waive this requirement via demonstrated proficiency in a foreign language. 
    • Core Electives: 33 credits: Recommended: IND/WST328 The Image of Women in Art & Media (3); IND334 Non-Western Art & Culture (3)



Admission to Upper Division Requirements

  1. An overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.55
  2. A grade point average (GPA) of 2.55 in all Education courses.
  3. A grade of C or better in: EDU203, 237 and SED270
  4. Must compile and submit, for Art Education Program review, a comprehensive emerging portfolio that includes evidence of learning and success in art and education.
  5. Traditionally admitted teacher candidates (non-transfer) must apply during the second year, usually on or about March 19. Transfer candidates must apply by March 19 of the first year at Daemen.

Requirements for Student Teaching

  1. An overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.55
  2. A grade point average (GPA) of 2.55 in all Education courses
  3. Apply for Student Teaching, usually at the end of the third year
  4. Be recommended by the Program Director of Art Education and the Education Department Chairperson

Graduation Requirements

An overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.55 and submission of an Application for Degree form to the Registrar’s office.

Additional Requirements for Initial Certification

Consult the Daemen Education Department FAQ for complete details.

Suggested Course Sequence

Access the suggested course sequence for the BS, Visual Arts Education, from the Education Department web page or the Program Plans site on the Registrar’s web page.

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