Art Education

A student paints a 3-D sculpture

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Major Requirements

The major in Art with Teacher Licensure (P-12) consists of 85-93 s.h. distributed as follows:

Foreign Language Requirement

One language through the 1020-level or demonstration of competence.

Required Core Courses

  • ART 1010 Foundations I Design (3 s.h.)
  • ART 1020 Foundations II Design (3 s.h.)
  • ART 2030 Foundations IV Drawing I (3 s.h.)
  • ART 2050 Foundations I Painting (3 s.h.)

Art History

  • ARH 2530 Survey of Art I (3 s.h.)

Any one course from the following four:

  • ARH 2540 Survey of Art History II (3 s.h.)
  • ARH 3530* Renaissance & Baroque: Art Hist & Theory (3 s.h.)
  • ARH 3540* 19th & 20th Century: Art History & Theory (3 s.h.)
  • ARH 4850 Special Topics in Art History (3 s.h.)

Studio Art Core

  • ART 3000 Intermediate Drawing II (3 s.h.)
  • ART 3010 Photographic Media I (3 s.h.)
  • ART 3620 Theory and Practice in Art Education (4 s.h.)
  • ART 4010 Business and Marketing in Art (Capstone) (2 s.h.)
  • ART 4020 B.A. Senior Exhibit (Capstone) (1 s.h.)

Any one course from the following three:

  • ART 2070 Figurative Sculpture I (3 s.h.)
  • ART 2150 Clay Sculpture (3 s.h.)
  • AGD 2030 Foundations III 3-D Design (3 s.h.)

Any one course from the following two:

  • ART 3090 Relief Printmaking (3 s.h.)
  • ART 3100 Printmaking (Etching) (3 s.h.)

Specific Studio Area Concentration Core

Arranged by art faculty (minimum 9 s.h.)

Professional Licensure Requirements

Passing scores on any test required by the Teacher Education Program or by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI).

  • EDU 2000 Human Growth and Development (3 s.h.)
  • EDU 2400 Instructional Technology (3 s.h.)
  • EDU 2420 Field Experience II (1 s.h.)
  • EDU 2510 Foundations of Education (4 s.h.)
  • EDU 3300 Educational Psychology (3 s.h.)
  • EDU 3420 Field Experience III (2 s.h.)
  • EDU 4070 Professional Orientation (All Licenses) (2 s.h.)
  • EDU 4170 Teaching Methods for Secondary and Special Subject Areas (3 s.h.)
  • EDU 4190 Seminar in Positive Behavior Development (3 s.h.)
  • EDU 4200 Reading and Writing in the Content Areas (3 s.h.)
  • EDU 4210 Student Teaching (All Licenses) (10 s.h.)
  • SPE 2550 Educating Diverse Populations (3 s.h.)

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 the Teacher Education Program by the Teacher Education Committee.


NC State Board of Education Complaint Process

The North Carolina State Board of Education (SBE) has jurisdiction to investigate allegations of noncompliance regarding specific laws and rules. Complaints may address Educator Preparation Program requirements set forth in Article 15(D) of Chapter 115C. The SBE does not have jurisdiction over complaints related to contractual arrangements with an EPP, commercial issues, obtaining a higher grade or credit for training, or seeking reinstatement to an EPP. All complaints filed with the SBE must be in writing. A person or entity may file a written complaint with SBE by filling out a complaint form and submitting online and/or mailing or faxing a hard copy to the address on the form.


Contact the Program Coordinator

Professor Vilas Tonape
Associate Professor of Art
(910) 630-7106
vtonape@methodist.edu