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Art Education Course Descriptions

ARE 311   Art Curriculum and Methods in Early Childhood and Elementary/Middle Schools

3 credits

Prerequisites: ART 201, EDU 202

An opportunity to apply learning theories to the aesthetic dimension of education. The art education major approaches art, culture, and the environment as catalysts for teaching, understands art concepts, and discovers a variety of art processes to make meaningful art experiences possible for sequential levels of learning within the PK–elementary framework.

ARE 312   Curriculum and Instruction in Art Education: PK–12

3 credits

Prerequisite: ARE 311

An examination of the goals and objectives of the art curriculum as it relates to the goals and objectives of education and the development of the child from the holistic point of view. Students investigate theories of curriculum as found in current professional resources and research projects, plan teaching strategies using current methods recommended for the teaching of art, and evaluate this area according to specific assessment tools. This course continues the building of meaningful art experiences begun in are 311, focusing on middle–secondary levels of learning. Management techniques for administering and budgeting accompany the construction of a K–12 curriculum.

ARE 400   Clinical Practice and Seminar – Art Education – PK–5

1–6 credits

Prerequisite: ARE 312

A supervised experience teaching art that provides an opportunity for practical application of educational theory and research. Students reflect upon and analyze teaching experiences and discuss relevant issues such as ethics, communication, and classroom management.

ARE 450   Clinical Practice and Seminar – Art Education – Middle–Secondary 5–12

1–6 credits

Prerequisite: ARE 312

A supervised experience teaching art that provides an opportunity for practical application of educational theory and research. The seminar is designed for students to reflect upon and analyze teaching experiences and discuss relevant issues such as ethics, communication, and classroom management.

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