Bachelor of Arts in Education in Elementary Art

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 Elementary Education program, which leads to certification to teach elementary art in the State of Washington.

Curriculum & Requirements

Curriculum & Requirements

Visual Arts/Elementary Major, Bachelor of Arts in Education (BAE)

This major satisfies the endorsement for preschool to grade 12.

Notes:

  • see the Education Department for prerequisites, core requirements and additional PLOs;
  • the major takes more than 12 quarters at 15–16 credits a quarter.

Note: the Art Department recommends all art majors and minors begin their studies with Foundation Requirements courses.
Elementary Education students must complete the required Elementary Education Core and the following courses.

Foundations Requirements
ART 103DIGITAL DRAWING AND PAINTING FOR NON-ART MAJORS2
ART 201STUDIO I: IMAGE AND TECHNOLOGY5
or ART 202 STUDIO II: TECHNIQUES AND MATERIALS
ART/HONS/HUMN 213THE VISUAL ART EXPERIENCE (a BACR for humanities & arts)5
Core Requirements
ART 155BEGINNING PAINTING5
ART 225CERAMICS I5
ART 300DRAWING5
ARTH 300ART ACROSS TIME: PREHISTORY TO 17TH CENTURY5
ARTH 302ART ACROSS TIME: 18TH CENTURY TO CONTEMPORARY5
Professional Art Education Methods
Note: these courses are offered once a year.
Note: these courses are required for MIT students.
ART 390ART IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL3
ART 391FOUNDATIONS OF ART EDUCATION2
Senior Capstone Requirement–check with advisor
ART 490ASENIOR CAPSTONE: ART EDUCATION PORTFOLIOS (a UGR–senior capstone)4
or ITGS 400 INTERDISCIPLINARY SR CAPSTONE
Total Credits46

Catalog Listing

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who earn a BAE in Art Education (elementary 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.