K-12 Art Education

What do I complete at SUNY Potsdam for K-12 teacher certification? (Years 1-3)

Art Education Program Course Requirements:
You will complete these courses during your first three years at SUNY Potsdam. The SUNY Art Education Coordinator will advise and assist you in this process as well as inform you of the next steps for enrolling at St. Lawrence University for your senior year.

What do I complete at St. Lawrence University and when? (Year 4)

EDUC 3020 (fall semester) - Teaching art to children and adolescents: An introduction

EDUC 450 (fall semester) - Principles of Teaching Adolescents: Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment. This course includes a 20-hour field experience in which you will teach 1-3 lessons in art.

Professional Semester (spring semester) - You will enroll in the following courses:

EDUC 405 - Dynamics of Teaching
EDUC 406 - Supervised Student Teaching
EDUC 436 - Individual Differences in Inclusive Classrooms
EDUC 437 - Classroom Management and Organization
EDUC 410 - Methods, Materials and Literacy Development in Content Area (Art)

ART CORE REQUIREMENTS

ARTS 120 Color and Design 4 Cr.
ARTS 130 3-D Design 4 Cr.
ARTS 110 Drawing 1 4 Cr.
ARTS 311 Drawing 2 4 Cr.
ARTH 101 Art History Survey 1 3 Cr. I
ARTH 101 Art History Survey 2 3 Cr. I
ARTH Upper Level Art History Elective

FIVE LEVEL 1 STUDIO COURSES
(Choose at least one from each group)
ARTS 329 Painting 1 or ARTS 339 Printmaking 1
ARTS 379 Photography 1 or ARTS 369 Time Based Media
ARTS 349 Sculpture 1 or ARTS 359 Ceramics 1
ARTS 319 Graphic Design and Media Arts 1 or ARTS 321 Graphic Design and Media Arts 2
ONE Additional Level 1 Studio Elective
ONE Upper Level Studio Elective

REQUIRED PROFESSlONALCOURSES AT POTSDAM
EDLS 201 Principles of Education
EDLS 307 Literacy for the Arts Disciplines
EDLS 31 5 Teacher Student with Special Needs
GRED 595 Assessment of Stuaent Learning
INTD 491 Arts Educationloternship or ot er Arts Educ:ation experience
(20 contact minimum / participatory hours in Arts Education setting)

REQUIRED PROFESSIONAL COURSES AT ST. LAWRENCE
EDUC 450 Principles of Teaching: Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
(Must be taken at SLU during the Senior Fall semester)
EDUC 436 Individual Diff w ences l n Inclusive Classrosims

TOTAL HOURS 32.8