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Art Education K-12 B.F.A.

UMD Art and Design, Dept of Education
School of Fine Arts

The B.F.A. program in art education K-12 is for students who wish to receive licensure to teach art in Minnesota; it is offered in cooperation with the College of Education and Human Services Professions (CEHSP). The program prepares art teachers for kindergarten through the twelfth grade and provides a foundation in a variety of studio areas, art history, and art education methods. To qualify for this program, pre-art education students must pass a portfolio review (ART 0903). In addition to completing liberal education and art courses, each student must gain admission to the Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP) licensure program during the junior year to complete the education courses required by the State Department of Education and Board of Teaching.

Students entering the secondary and K-12 licensure programs are bound by the policies in effect at the time of application to the licensure program. Admission is based on criteria established by the Department of Education that are consistent with Minnesota policies as well as standards established by the National Council for Accreditation in Teacher Education.

Info above taken from Art Education B.F.A. program site

I love being a part of UMD's Art Education Program. It is a wonderful program with an amazing faculty. Being enrolled in this program will better prepare me for teaching!!