An option in the Art (B.F.A.) offerings.
The BFA in Art with Teacher Certification (Art Education Option) provides professional training and experiences leading to teacher certification for grades K-12. Students must receive a “C” or better in all courses used toward graduation, regardless of where they are taken. This includes general education, professional education, major and minor courses, all university required courses, and electives. Students must maintain a minimum cumulative and major GPA of 3.0 in order to continue in the program.
This major requires that students follow and meet the requirements for Admission, Retention and Graduation from Teacher Certification programs as described in the “Teacher Certification Programs” section of this catalog and as explained at the University Admission to Teacher Education Meeting which all students must attend. Students must gain University Approval to Take Teacher Education Courses no later than the end of their first semester Junior year in order to complete program requirements in a reasonable timeframe. Additional information on Admission, Retention and Graduation for Teacher Certification programs can be found on the College of Education & Professional Studies website at www.eiu.edu/ceps/teached.
All students must pass the Illinois Certification Test of Academic Proficiency (formerly called Basic Skills Test) for selection into teacher education and should complete this requirement no later than the end of their first semester junior (3rd) year.
Students have two options for completing the professional education coursework – Regular Secondary Education Program and Integrated Secondary Education Program (ISEP). Students are encouraged to apply for the ISEP to complete the professional education coursework; contact Secondary Education Office for admission information. Consult with your academic advisor and read the Teacher Certification Program section of this catalog for more information regarding these two options.