Bachelor of Science - Visual Arts Education

Initial Certification (K – 12)

Access the complete curriculum for the BS, Visual Arts Education, from the Education Department section of the Daemen catalogue.

Following is a suggested course sequence for your program. Courses may be offered as indicated and/or at other times. Consult your Advisor for further direction and planning.

Course Loads

Maximum of 17 credits allowed for 3 semesters; 4 18-credit hour semesters and one 21-credit hour semester are permitted without additional cost. Additional course loads are allowed for students who achieve Dean's List. Consult the Dean's List section of the Daemen catalogue for details on the Dean's List privilege.

Art and Education Course Sequences

Unless otherwise indicated, the required Art and Education courses which are plotted on the program course sequence must be taken at the time indicated.

Year 1

First Semester

  • ART103 Foundation Design I (3)
  • ART105 Foundation Drawing I (3)
  • CMP101 English Composition (3)
  • IND101 Sustainable & Critical Relationships (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVES (3)
  • Total Credits (15)

Second Semester

  • ART104 Foundation Design II (3)
  • ART106 Foundation Drawing II (3)
  • EDU203 Learning Theory * (3)
  • EDU237 Instructional Design: Theory & Practice * (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVES (6)
  • Total Credits (18)

* C or better in these courses is required to continue; candidates are dismissed from program after two unsuccessful attempts of EDU237

Year 2

First Semester

  • ART251 Ceramics I OR ART267 Sculpture I (3)
  • ART275 History of Art: Ancient-Medieval (3)
  • SED270 Nature & Educational Needs of Students with Disabilities * (3)
  • Foreign Language (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVES (recommend IND/WST328 The Image of Women in Art & Media) (6)
  • Total Credits (18)

Second Semester

  • ART251 Ceramics I OR ART267 Sculpture I (3)
  • ART285 History of Art: Renaissance-Modern (3)
  • ART327 Fibers I OR ART427 Fibers II (3)
  • EDU313 Foundations of Education (3)
  • Foreign Language (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVES (recommend: IND334 Non-Western Art & Culture) (6)
  • Total Credits (21)

* C or better in these courses is required to continue; candidates are dismissed from program after two unsuccessful attempts of EDU237

Year 3 - Upper Division Approval Requred To Continue Onto Year 3

First Semester
  • ART230 Computer Rendering OR Select one: ART334 Digital Photography; ART445 Photography (3)
  • Select 1: Painting (selected from ART225 or ART325 or ART326) OR Printmaking (selected from: ART240 or ART340 or ART439) (3)
  • Studio Elective (3)
  • EDU301 Methods & Materials: Art (Elementary) (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVES (6)
  • Total Credits (18)

Second Semester

  • ART230 Computer Rendering OR Select one of the following: ART334 Digital Photography; ART445 Photography (3)
  • ART 331 Art Reading List (3)
  • Select 1: Painting: (selected from ART225 or ART325 or ART326) OR Printmaking (selected from ART240 or ART340 or ART439) (3)
  • ART446 History of Contemporary Art: 1940 - Present (3) 
  • EDU311 Methods & Materials: Art (Middle) (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVES (3)
  • Total Credits (18)

Year 4

First Semester

  • ART443 Issues & Methodologies in Contemporary Art (2)
  • EDU302 Methods & Materials: Art (Secondary) (3)
  • EDU402 Methods in Classroom Management -Secondary Education (3)
  • Studio Elective (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVE (3)
  • Total Credits (14)

Second Semester

  • EDU477 Student Teaching & Seminar at the Elementary School Level: Art (K-6) (6)
  • EDU478 Student Teaching & Seminar at the Secondary School Level (7-12) (6)
  • ART498 Senior Art Exhibit (1)
  • Total Credits (13)

N.B.: Student Teaching must be completed at the time indicated.

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