Bachelor of Arts in Education in
Visual Arts/K-12

About

Pursuing art as a major gives you the chance to develop the highest levels of artistic performance, pursue a professional education, and build a cultural understanding and aesthetic appreciation of visual art.

In addition to studying art and choosing a studio discipline in either Digital Art/Photography, Painting/Drawing/Printmaking, or Ceramics/Sculpture, you’ll complete the required Education Core courses, which leads to certification to teach K-12 art in the State of Washington.

Curriculum & Requirements

Curriculum & Requirements

Visual Arts K–12 Major, Bachelor of Arts in Education (BAE)

This major satisfies the endorsement for preschool to grade 12.

Students who successfully complete the coursework and other requirements for this BAE degree will be eligible for Washington state teacher certification and are eligible to be employed in the public school system as an art teacher.  Teaching art is a highly rewarding career choice with a variety of employment possibilities - not only are art teachers needed in public schools - but they are also employed in museums, community centers, and/or in corporate training venues, etc. Of note, Eastern Washington University’s outstanding art education program strives to produce effective teachers who are working artists. 

All BAE/Art Education students will work closely with BOTH an Art Department advisor and Education Department advisor.  

Note: the requirements for students who signed their major in either 2017/18 or 2018/19 should refer to the Catalog Archives for the appropriate catalog year. Courses no longer offered by EWU can be replaced with equivalent courses if authorized by an ART advisor.

Note: The Art Department recommends all art majors and minors begin their studies with Foundation Requirements courses. Prerequisites may be required for course entry.

Art Education students must complete the required Education Core courses plus the following courses.

Foundation Requirements
ART 201STUDIO I: IMAGE AND TECHNOLOGY5
ART 202STUDIO II: TECHNIQUES AND MATERIALS5
ART 213THE VISUAL ART EXPERIENCE5
Core Requirements
ART 225CERAMICS I5
ART 300DRAWING5
ART 303DIGITAL ART5
or ART 305 PHOTOGRAHY: DIGITAL PRACTICES
ART 355PAINTING5
or ART 356 WATERCOLOR
ART 391FOUNDATIONS OF ART EDUCATION (Note: offered once a year.)5
ARTH 300ART ACROSS TIME: PREHISTORY TO 17TH CENTURY5
ARTH 302ART ACROSS TIME: 18TH CENTURY TO CONTEMPORARY5
Art History or Art Studio Elective–choose one from the following 300–level or above5
Experimental Courses ART 396 and ART 496 may be included and repeated for credit
ILLUSTRATION
DIGITAL ART
PHOTOGRAHY: DIGITAL PRACTICES
WORLD ART (a BACR in humanities & art)
CERAMICS II
PAINTING
WATERCOLOR
PRINTMAKING
DRAWING II (may be repeated up to three times)
LIFE DRAWING (may be repeated up to three times)
DIGITAL ART II
PHOTOGRAPHY: ADVANCED PRACTICE (may be repeated up to three times)
BODY AND TIME
ADVANCED ILLUSTRATION (may be repeated up to three times)
CERAMICS III (may be repeated up to three times)
PAINTING II (may be repeated up to three times)
WATERCOLOR (may be repeated up to three times)
PRINTMAKING II (may be repeated up to three times)
SCULPTURE (may be repeated up to three times)
THE BODY IN ART
HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY
NATIVE NORTH AMERICAN ART
TOPICS IN ART HISTORY
WRITING ABOUT ART
Senior Capstone
ART 490SENIOR CAPSTONE5
Total Credits60

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Program Learning Outcomes

Students Who Earn A Bachelor Of Art Education (BAE) In Art Education (Secondary Focus) At EWU Should Be Able To:

  • demonstrate technical skill in a variety of studio art materials, PLO-4;
  • identify works of art within historical contexts, PLO-3;
  • produce a professional quality digital portfolio for art education professionals, PLO-1;
  • use appropriate terminology to evaluate works of art, PLO 2;