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  Dec 13, 2017
 
2017-2018 Catalog

Art Education, A.A.


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To teach art in Illinois public schools, teachers must be certified by the State of Illinois. To transfer into an approved bachelor’s program in art education as a junior, students must complete a minimum of 60 semester credits. Since admission is competitive, completion of the courses recommended below does not guarantee admission. Community college students are strongly encouraged to complete an Associate in Arts degree prior to transfer. Students should be aware that a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale is required for program admission, and passage of either the Test of Academic Proficiency have a composite ACT plus writing score of 22, or an SAT of 1030 in order to gain admission into a college of Education.

Suggested Curriculum


I. General Education Core (37-38)


Area A: Communication (9 credits)


Area B: Humanities and Fine Arts (9 credits)


Area C: Mathematics (3 credits)


Select one math course from the list for Area C .

Area D: Physical and Life Sciences (7-8 credits)


Select one life science course and one physical science course from the list for Area D . One course must have a lab component.

Area E: Social and Behavioral Sciences (9 credits)


II. Area of Concentration/Major Field (15-21)


Art Core Courses (12 credits)


Select at least one studio art course from the following:


III. Electives (3-10)


Select from the following teacher education electives:


Additional non-Western course from:


Required A.A. Degree Program Total: 62 credits


Each college and university has its own major requirements and transfer policies. Consult the schools you are considering and a PSC advisor to discuss courses and their transferability.

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