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Art Education K-12

Students who intend to teach art in a school setting must obtain grades K-12 licensure from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

Students can obtain licensure if they:

  • Complete all courses in the Studio Art major.
  • Complete all required education courses for the K-12 Art Education Licensure Program.
  • Successfully pass the Core Academic Skills for Educators test (waived with minimum ACT score of 23 with at least 20 on reading, English, and math, or SAT score composite of 1070 with a minimum of 450 in math and verbal). Contact the Education Department for registration information. Passing scores are: Reading 156, Writing 162, Mathematics 150.
  • Maintain a cumulative 2.75 GPA for all post-secondary course work (earned at all higher education institutions).
  • Apply for acceptance into the Teacher Education Program (TEP) sophomore year.
  • Pass Praxis II.
  • Attend required student-teacher meeting and apply for acceptance into the Student Teaching Program junior year.
  • Successfully pass the Preliminary edTPA Portfolio the semester before student teaching.
  • Successfully complete the Student Teaching semester and pass the edTPA licensure process.
    To be eligible for student teaching, students must:
    a) complete pre-student teaching clinical experiences;
    b) pass the edTPA Preliminary Portfolio;
    c) Pass the Praxis II exam in Art;
    d) successfully complete a pre-student teaching interview;
    e) maintain a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA.
    Please contact the Education Department for specific requirements and deadlines for acceptance to the Student Teaching semester. The pre-student teaching clinical experiences are developmental in scope and sequence and will occur in a variety of settings with a balance of observation/teaching experiences at the elementary, middle, and secondary level. To meet the clinical experience requirements, students must register and successfully complete all education courses requiring a pre-student teaching clinical experience.

Course Requirements

Students will take the following courses before acceptance into the TEP

EDU 1010 Education and Society (4 cr.)
EDU 2010 Educational Psychology and Assessment (4 cr.)
EDU 2150 Creative Arts: Music and Art (4 cr.)

Students will take the following courses after they have been accepted into the TEP

EDU 3050 Teaching and Supporting Learners with Diverse Characteristics and Needs (4 cr.)
EDU 3520 Developmental and Content Area Reading (4 cr.)
EDU 3900 Junior Thesis Seminar (2 cr.)
ART 4210 Art and Curriculum Methods: Early Childhood through Early Adolescent (K-5) (4 cr.)
ART 4220 Art and Curriculum Methods: Early Adolescent through Adolescent (6-12) (4 cr.)
EDU 4900 Student Teaching (12 cr.)

Current students: You should follow the official College Catalog from the year you entered Carthage and work with your advisors and the department chair to ensure all requirements are met.

 

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