Bachelor of Arts in Education in Secondary Art

About

As an art teacher, you will have a unique platform to help foster elevated emotional, academic, and social well-being in society. Teaching art to teenagers is a highly rewarding career choice with a variety of employment possibilities. Eastern Washington University’s outstanding art education program strives to produce effective teachers who are working artists. Our BAE students pursue studio concentrations in painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, inter-media, photography, and/or hybrid practices.

In addition to studying art, Bachelor of Art Education (BAE) students complete the Secondary Education program, which leads to certification to teach grades preschool-12 in the State of Washington.

Curriculum & Requirements

Curriculum & Requirements

Visual Arts/Secondary 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 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.
  • The Art Department recommends all art majors and minors begin their studies with Foundation Requirements courses. Prerequisites may be required for course entry.
  • Secondary Education students must complete the required Secondary Education Core and the courses listed below.
Foundation Requirements
ART 103DIGITAL DRAWING AND PAINTING FOR NON-ART MAJORS2
ART 201STUDIO I: IMAGE AND TECHNOLOGY5
ART 202STUDIO II: TECHNIQUES AND MATERIALS5
ART/HONS/HUMN 213THE VISUAL ART EXPERIENCE (a BACR for humanities & arts)5
Core Requirements
ART 155BEGINNING PAINTING5
ART 300DRAWING5
ART 365SCULPTURE5
or ART 225 CERAMICS I
ARTH/HONS 300ART ACROSS TIME: PREHISTORY TO 17TH CENTURY5
ARTH/HONS 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 391FOUNDATIONS OF ART EDUCATION2
ART 393ART IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOL3
Art History Elective–choose one from the following5
WORLD ART (a BACR in humanities & art)
THE BODY IN ART
HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY
NATIVE NORTH AMERICAN ART (a UGR–diversity)
TOPICS IN ART HISTORY (may be repeated for credit)
WRITING ABOUT ART
Studio Electives–choose from the following–must be 300-level or above15
ILLUSTRATION
DIGITAL ART
PHOTOGRAHY: DIGITAL PRACTICES
CERAMICS II
PAINTING
WATERCOLOR
PRINTMAKING
DRAWING (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 (may be repeated up to three times)
WATERCOLOR (may be repeated up to three times)
PRINTMAKING (may be repeated up to three times)
SCULPTURE (may be repeated up to three times)
Experimental Courses ART 396 and ART 496 may be included and repeated for credit
Senior Capstone Requirement–contact advisor
ART 490ASENIOR CAPSTONE: ART EDUCATION PORTFOLIOS (a UGR–senior capstone/offered winter quarter only)4
or ITGS 400 INTERDISCIPLINARY SR CAPSTONE
Total Credits71

Catalog Listing

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;