Academic Catalog

Art Education Major — B.A.

This program leads to K-12 New York State initial teaching certification.


Art Content Area Requirements39
Core Education Requirements42-48
Integrative Core Curriculum Requirements 117-29
Total Credits120

Degree Requirements

Art majors are required to take at least two of the six introductory courses before taking classes above level 2.

ART 12000Two-Dimensional Design3
ART 12100Three-Dimensional Design3
or ART 12200 Sustainability and Innovation in Three-dimensional Design
ART 13000Introduction to Drawing3
or ART 13100 Triple Eye Drawing
ART 38000Computer Art and Animation3
Select 6 credits (2 courses) of the following:6
Introduction to Painting
Introduction to Sculpture
Introduction to Printmaking
Select at least 9 credits of the following, with at least one advanced level:9
Intermediate Drawing
Figure Drawing
Principles of Graphic Design
Intermediate Painting
Intermediate Sculpture
Intermediate Printmaking-Silk Screen
Intermediate Printmaking-Lithography
Book Design
Theories of Art Practice
Advanced Drawing
Advanced Painting
Advanced Sculpture
Advanced Printmaking
Introduction to Photography
ARTH 11100Episodes in Western Art3
ARTH 16000Art Across Cultures3
ARTH 28500Art since 19603
ARTH xxxxxOne course at level-2 or above, chosen in consultation with your adviser3
EDUC 10200Reading Foundations2
EDUC 20200Literacy Education for the Middle/Secondary School Teacher2
EDUC 20100Technology for the Middle/Secondary School Teacher2
EDUC 21010Educational Psychology3
EDUC 21800Introduction to Pedagogy and Practice3
EDUC 21910Early Field Experience: Theory and Practice3
EDUC 22900Second Language Acquisition: Its Nature and Meaning for Educators2
EDUC 23900Educating Students with Special Needs in Diverse Classrooms3
EDUC 34000Social and Cultural Foundations of Education3
EDUC 40800Professional Development Seminar0
EDUC 41410Pedagogy and Practice for the Art Teacher4
EDUC 41210Seminar in Reflective Practice3
EDUC 49810Professional Semester in Education12
EDUC 19210Child Abuse Identification and Prevention0
EDUC 19220Drug and Alcohol Abuse: Identification and Prevention0
EDUC 19230School Violence Prevention0
EDUC 19240Harassment, Bullying, and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention0
Foreign Language proficiency0-6
Total Credits81-87

Additional Education Requirements

  1. All teaching-option students must successfully complete a year of college-level study in a language other than English or demonstrate equivalent proficiency.
  2. All teaching-option students must successfully complete a writing course numbered at WRTG 10600 or above.
  3. All teaching-option students must maintain a minimum overall G.P.A. of 3.0 as well as a G.P.A. of 3.0 in their subject area coursework.
  4. Students must earn a grade of B or better in all EDUC courses in the Education Core to qualify for student teaching. A grade of B- does not qualify.
  5. EDUC 49810 and EDUC 41210 constitute a full course load during the student-teaching semester. No additional courses may be taken nor can teacher candidates participate in extra-curricular activities that have the potential to affect time for teaching and preparation.
  6. During the semester of student teaching, the student may not play a college sport.
  7. All candidates for initial certification must successfully complete all New York State Certification tests or performance assessments required by the state for the applicant’s intended teaching certificate (type, grade levels, and subject areas).
  8. The department chair and the coordinator of teacher education in the subject area must approve any exceptions to the above requirements.
  9. The All-College Teacher Education Unit at Ithaca College requires teacher education students, regardless of program area, to be reviewed at four programmatic transition points during their course of study. Continuation in a teacher education major is contingent upon the student successfully meeting the requirements of each transition point review; therefore, admission into one of the Ithaca College Teacher Education Program majors at admission or upon transfer to the College does not guarantee that a student will be allowed to complete the program required for teaching certification. Further information can be found in the Unit-Wide Assessment Systems section of the main Department of Education catalog page.