Art Education (major)
What you will study
In order to teach art effectively, you first need to develop a solid base in studio art. Your studies focus on both the meaning and form of art. By actively creating works of your own, you are able to engage fully with aesthetic experience. By working with various media, you expand your ability to invent and experiment. Your program of studies includes an introduction to drawing and design and color theories. You learn the processes of ceramics, painting, metals, fibers, computer graphics, printmaking, and sculpture.
You also study art history and art from other cultures, since by studying the legacy of the past you come to better understand yourself and the work of contemporary artists. You analyze art in historical context, considering how factors such as politics, economics, religion, education, and technology impact the arts. You learn to make informed artistic judgments and to recognize the artistic relationships necessary to produce art.
In order to develop and refine your teaching ability, you take courses in psychology and education, integrated with the liberal arts curriculum. You learn to analyze the general and specific needs of particular age groups, and to relate these needs to artistic forms, manipulation of materials, and behavioral characteristics. Your art education fieldwork includes classroom observations and practice and culminates in student teaching. At the end of your course of studies, you are ready to teach art from kindergarten through twelfth grade.
For 130 years, Alverno College has been dedicated to the education of women, preparing them for lives of personal and professional distinction and meaningful engagement with the world. Alverno extends this mission to men as well, through graduate and adult classes. We are a Catholic, liberal arts college with a curriculum so unique, educators from around the world come to Alverno to learn how we teach. Alverno’s abilities-based approach to learning ensures our graduates will learn more in class and retain knowledge longer. Students do not receive traditional grades, rather, they are assessed by faculty, community assessors, peers and themselves. Our small class sizes ensure students receive uncommon access to faculty. With an average student to teacher ratio of 10:1, you are guaranteed an individualized learning experience.
|Art Education Major Beginning|
|A-100||Community Art Midsemester Assessment||0|
|AE-130||Aesthetic Engagement Ext Assessmnt Lev 1||0|
|A-134||Studio Art 2: 2-D Design||3|
|A-189S||Form and Space||4|
|A-193C||Art in the Professions||2|
|A-210||Ancient to Byzantine Art||2|
|A-221||Beginning Figure Drawing||3|
|AE-230||Aesthetic Engagement Ext Assessmnt Lev 2||0|
|A-234||Studio Art 3: 3-D Design||3|
|AHS-252||Medieval to Modern||4|
|AE-222||Praxis and Principles||3|
|AE-330||Aesthetic Engagement Ext Assessmnt Lev 3||0|
|Art Education Major Intermediate|
|A-100||Community Art Midsemester Assessment (Take in semesters 3 & 4) 1||0|
|A-147||Grant Writing for Artists & Educators||1|
|A-262||Graphic Designs & Illustration||3|
|A-399||Formal Introduction to Advanced Work||0|
|Take 15 credits of 300 or 400 level Art Electives 2||15|
|AE-386||Media & Methods in Art Therapy||3|
|AE-387||Adaptive Field Experience||1|
|AE-392||Art in Early Childhood & Elementary Sch||4|
|AE-393||Art in the Secondary School||4|
|AE-395||Ext Assessmnt Aesthetic Engagement Lev 4||0|
|HS-308||US History 1607-1900||4|
|or HS-309||US in 20th Century|
|PST-329||Praxis II Prep Seminar||0|
|Art Education Major Advanced|
|A-100||Community Art Midsemester Assessment (take in semesters 6 & 7)||0|
|AHS Elective--Take one Art History elective|
|A-409||Modern to Contemporary Art||3|
|A-491||Senior Art Seminar||1|
|AE-482||Ext Assessmnt Effective Citizenship Lev4||0|
|AE-400||Ext Assessmnt Aesthetic Engagement Lev 5||0|
|AE-450||Ext Assessmnt Aesthetic Engagement Lev 6||0|
|ED-475||Student Teaching Seminar||0|
|Direct Observ & Teaching Art/Elem Sch|
and Direct Obs & Teaching Art/Secondary Sch
Take this mid-semester assessment for each semester 3, 4, 5.
3 credits must be at 400 level
This major does not require a minor and follows the general education requirements for mega majors-not science related.