PROGRAMS- ART EDUCATION COURSES (ARTE)
290 Introduction to Art Education:
3 hours. An integrated lecture and laboratory course which introduces the fundamental, historical, and
philosophic components of art education with an emphasis on discipline-based practices. Art instruction is
investigated as it relates to national and state educational goals, the school and community environment, and
diverse student populations. Various components of art education are examined along with the expectations from
licensing and certifying agencies.
391 Secondary Art Education:
3 hours. Philosophy, history, and contemporary methods of teaching the visual arts. Students will prepare
teaching unit plans. For all art education majors and minors. Prerequisite: 4 semester hours in art education
or consent of instructor.
392 Elementary Art Education:
3 hours. Art for the education of children. Includes teaching objectives, observations, and creative use of
art materials. For art education majors and minors.
491 Visual Arts for Special Students:
3 hours. A survey of methods for teaching exceptional learners. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the
special student. Instructional strategies will be developed for the physically and mentally disadvantaged child.
Also curricular planning for the gifted and talented will be developed.
494 Current Problems in Art Education:
3 hours. The influence of recent research on current problems of teaching visual arts. Art education
philosophies, recent trends, issues, and teacher/student-related problems studied. Supervision of the art
education program on all levels.