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2017-2018 EIU Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 EIU Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art Department

Art with Teacher Licensure Option (B.F.A)

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An option in the Art (B.F.A.) offerings.

Total Semester Hours required for the Degree: 132-138 semester hours

Semester Hours required for the Art with Teacher Licensure Option: 74 semester hours

The BFA in Art with Teacher Licensure (Art Education Option) provides professional training and experiences leading to teacher licensure 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 Licensure programs as described in the “Teacher Licensure 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 Licensure programs can be found on the College of Education & Professional Studies website at www.eiu.edu/ceps/teached.

All students must pass the Illinois Licensure Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP). Students can substitute ACT plus Writing or SAT scores for the TAP if they meet the minimum scores set by the Illinois State Board of Education.  These scores can be found at http://www.eiu.edu/ceps/teached or by contacting the CEPS Dean’s Office.  Students should complete this requirement no later than their sophomore year.

Students must complete the professional education coursework following the Regular Secondary Education Professional Education Course Sequence. Information is available in the Teacher Licensure Program section of this catalog.

Students must pass the edTPA (teacher performance assessment) before they can receive their teaching license from Illinois or any other state. Students will make their edTPA submission during student teaching.

Core Requirements

1. 74 Semester Hours in Art Studio, Art History, and Art Education

Consisting of the following:

a. 44 Semester Hours in Studio Art Courses

* 3 semester hours of Studio Art elective chosen from:

* 9 semester hours of Studio Art electives chosen from:

* 9 semester hours of Studio Art electives in a selected media

The nine semester hours of studio art electives in a selected art medium should be taken from coursework in ceramics, drawing and painting, graphic design/electronic media, metalsmithing, printmaking, or sculpture.

b. 12 Semester Hours in Art History courses:

* 6 semester hours of required Art History courses:

* 3 semester hours of Art History elective chosen from:

* 3 semester hours in Art History electives numbered at the 3610 level or above (See footnote 2)


2. 34 Semester Hours in the Professional Education Core

Students must complete all the professional coursework under the Regular Secondary Education Program.

3. 40 Semester Hours in General Education

Please refer to the catalog section titled ”Academic Programs – General Education” for information regarding General Education requirements for ALL Teacher Licensure candidates.

4. 0-8 Semester Hours in Foreign Language to Meet Graduation Requirements

The graduation requirement is successful completion of two courses in a single foreign language. Exemption: Students entering university FALL 1993 and thereafter must have completed two (2) years in a single foreign language in high school with an average grade of C or better for the two years’ work in order to have previously satisfied this requirement.


Major GPA based on all art courses taken at EIU

(Footnote 1) ART 2012G, ART 2601G and ART 2602G can count to meet major courses requirements in art history in addition to the Fine Arts component of the general education program.

(Footnote 2) Art History Electives Chosen from:

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