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.
|STUDIO I: IMAGE AND TECHNOLOGY||5|
|STUDIO II: TECHNIQUES AND MATERIALS||5|
|THE VISUAL ART EXPERIENCE||5|
|or || PHOTOGRAHY: DIGITAL PRACTICES|
|or || WATERCOLOR|
|FOUNDATIONS OF ART EDUCATION (Note: offered once a year.)||5|
|ART ACROSS TIME: PREHISTORY TO 17TH CENTURY||5|
|ART ACROSS TIME: 18TH CENTURY TO CONTEMPORARY||5|
|PHOTOGRAHY: DIGITAL PRACTICES|
|WORLD ART (a BACR in humanities & art)|
|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|