The Department of Art offers a four-year Bachelor of Science (B.S.E.) degree in Art Education.
Teachers act as facilitators or coaches, using interactive discussions and “hands-on” approaches to help students learn and apply concepts in subjects such as science, mathematics, art, or English. Teachers design classroom presentations to meet students’ needs and abilities. Public school teachers must have at least a bachelor’s degree, complete an approved teacher education program, and be licensed.
Students will also work with the Education Department to ensure they are meeting requirements for teacher certification.
As a student in Missouri Western’s teacher education program, you will have plenty of opportunities for practical experience in the classroom early on to help you decide if a teaching career is right for you. Art Education majors complete student teaching requirements in area elementary, middle or high schools. Missouri Western’s program was one of the first in the nation to require its students to participate in elementary and secondary schools early in the program, rather than waiting until students are almost ready to graduate.
ACT score on file
Successful completion of the Missouri General Education Assessment (MoGEA)
Overall GPA of 2.75
Education course GPA of 3.0
Content area GPA of 3.0
Successful completion of EDU 202 and EDU 203
Art (Bachelor of Science in Education, B.S.E.)
The Bachelor of Science in Education degree with a major in Art leads to certification to teach Art in schools. Students who pursue this program should consider teaching as their immediate career goal.
|ART 110||Beginning Drawing I||3|
|ART 120||Two-Dimensional Design||3|
|ART 130||Introduction to Tools and Techniques||2|
|ART 140||Ceramics I||3|
|ART 160||Beginning Drawing II||3|
|ART 170||Three-Dimensional Design||3|
|ART 205||Survey of Art History I||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Design Software Applications|
|ART 255||Survey of Art History II||3|
|ART 257||Theory and Criticism of Visual Culture||3|
|ART 300||Elementary Art Teaching: Philosophy and Methods||3|
|ART 350||Secondary Art Teaching: Philosophy and Methods||3|
|ART 369||Painting I||3|
|ART 379||Sculpture I||3|
|ART 494||Senior Seminar and Exhibit||1|
|Select three additional credit hours of Art History||3|
|Education Professional Sequence|
|Students must complete the Professional Sequence||36|
- Earn a minimum of 120 credit hours (100 level and higher, maximum of 6 CED credit hours applicable).
- Earn a minimum of 30 credit hours in upper-division courses. Lower-division transfer courses accepted as meeting upper-division departmental course requirements cannot be used to fulfill this requirement.
- Earn 30 of the last 45 credit hours at MWSU in institutional coursework (exclusive of credit by examination).
- Participate in required departmental and campus wide assessments.
- Earn a grade of C or higher in all major coursework.
- Earn an overall GPA of at least 2.75, a major GPA of 3.0 and a minimum 3.0 GPA in Education coursework.
- Fulfill the Missouri Constitution requirement.
- Successfully pass the Missouri Higher Education Civics Achievement exam.