Art Education

Teaching a fascination and a capacity for art within children of kindergarten through 12th grade is an admirable profession. The kids are engaged in creativity during these early years and may consider future artistic careers and studies.

Fundamental skills of composition, contrast, color theory, texture, and more are taught within this program at Methodist. More importantly, the methods of teaching these skills to students of many age levels are developed within our graduates. In our Teacher Licensure in Art program, you will learn the ways of creating unique, educational, and exciting projects your own "budding artists" will enjoy. At the same time, courses in drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture will encourage your own talents—as you should always be able to "practice what you teach."

Requirements for the major in Art with Teacher Licensure (K-12)

After declaring this major, the student must apply in writing to the art and the education departments and submit a formal application and receive approval for admission to Teacher Education Program by the Teacher Education Committee.

The following entrance requirements must be met before the student is accepted into the block courses: 46 s.h.—ARH 2530, ART 1010, 1020, 2030, 2050, (2070 or 2150, or AGD 2030) ART 3000, 3010, 3090 or 3100, ONE of the following art history courses: ARH 2540, 3530, 3540, or 4850, ART 3620, 4010, and 4020, plus a minimum of 9 hours of studio courses in a specific area of concentration arranged by the art faculty and (2) passing scores on any test required by the TEP or by the NCDPI.

Professional Certification Requirements

EDU 2000, 2400, 2420, 2510, 3300, 3420, 4070, 4170, 4190, 4200, 4210, and SPE 2550

Additional requirements to apply for Teacher Licensure in Art

  1. A grade of C (2.0) or better in each course of the student’s major.
  2. A grade of C (2.0) or better in the professional sequence.
  3. Cumulative overall grade point average of at least 2.7.

Program Faculty & Staff

Vickie Erben, Assistant Professor of Education

Vickie Erben

Assistant Professor of Education
(910) 630-7489
Silvana Foti, Professor of Art

Silvana Foti

Executive Director, David McCune International Art Gallery
(910) 630-7107
Kerry Scott Jenkins, Associate Professor of Graphic Design

Kerry Scott Jenkins

Associate Professor of Graphic Design
(910) 630-7042
Tori Jordan, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design

Tori Jordan

Assistant Professor of Graphic Design
(910) 630-7118
Vilas Tonape, Chair of the Department of Art

Vilas Tonape

Chair, Art
(910) 630-7106

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