with Teacher Certification

 The USAO Art teacher certification program is offered through the Division of Arts and Humanities and combines liberal arts learning with teacher preparation. Its goal is to prepare individuals to become effective art teachers and obtain an Oklahoma Teaching Certificate in art. This program is a standards-based program, based upon the standards set forth by the National Art Education Association (NAEA), the State Competencies, and the research findings from Effective Teacher research. Collectively, these standards and research findings provide the knowledge base for what art teachers should know and do. 

Individuals successfully completing this program are eligible to obtain an Oklahoma teaching certificate to teach art in grades PK-12.  Since USAO teacher certification programs are nationally certified by The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) certification in other states is simplified.  It is recommended that certification be initially obtained in Oklahoma prior to seeking certification from another state. 

A program checklist for a degree in art with teacher certification is provided below. Students wishing to pursue a teaching certificate in art should consult Jacquelyn Knapp, the art education advisor.

 

Art Degree with Teacher Certification

Program Requirements:

Admission to the Teacher Education Program
Satisfied the Foreign Language Competency Requirement

Satisfied the Professional Portfolio Requirement
Admission to the Professional Trimester
Overall Grade Point Average 2.5
2.75 Grade Point Average in Certification Area
Successful Completion of Certification Exams

 

Required General Education/Liberal Arts Courses

Computer Proficiency
IDS 1001 Freshman Orientation
IDS 1013 Rhetoric/Critical Thinking
IDS 1113 Writing I
IDS 1213 Writing II

IDS 1133 Individual in Contemporary Society
IDS 1223 Mathematics in the Modern World

IDS 2013 Foundations of Physical Science
IDS 2023 Foundations of Life Science
IDS 2011 Foundations of Life Science Lab
IDS 2133 American Civilization (History & Government) I
IDS 2143 American Civilization (History & Government) II
IDS 3223 Political & Economic Systems and Theories
IDS 3313 World Thought and Culture to 500 C.E.
IDS 3323 World Thought and Culture from 500 to 1650 C.E.
IDS 4333 World Thought and Culture from 1650 C.E. to Present
IDS 4522 Senior Seminar
PHED 1011 Concepts of Health and Fitness
PHED Any Activity (1 hour)
Artistic Expression, 2 hours

TOTAL HOURS in General Education: 47

Required Professional Education Courses

EDUC 2002 Orientation to Teaching
EDUC 2011 Directed Field Experiences I
EDUC 2022 Education of the Exceptional Child
EDUC 2103 Human Development and Learning
EDUC 3102 Educational Psychology
EDUC 3203 School & Society
EDUC 3211 Directed Field Experiences II
EDUC 3343 Educational Media and Technology

EDUC 4442 Classroom Management and Evaluation Theory
*EDUC 4405 Student Teaching
*EDUC 4305 Student Teaching
*EDUC 4542 Applied Professional Studies

* Courses must be taken concurrently.

TOTAL HOURS in Professional Education: 31

 Plus:

ART 3273 Teaching Art in Pub Sch
ART 1662 Jewelry
1 hour craft
Foreign Language (2 sem.)

Required Art Courses : 52 Hours

ART 1003 Beginning Drawing Studio I
ART 1013 Beginning Drawing Studio II
ART 1112 Design and Composition Studio I
ART 1122 Design and Composition Studio II
ART 1212 Ceramic Handbuilding
ART 1312 Sculpture Studio I
ART 2112 Figure Drawing (4 hrs. required)

ART 2222 Pottery on the Wheel
ART 2322 Sculpture Studio II
ART 2413 Oil Painting and Composition Studio (6 hrs. required)
ART 3102 Watercolor and Composition Studio
ART 3113 Graphic Design I
ART 3513 Printmaking Studio I
ART 3523 Printmaking Studio II
*ART 3493 History Anc/Class
*ART 4113 History Mid-Ren.
*ART 4223 19th Century Art
*ART 4433 20th Century Art
* 6 hours are required out of the 12 hours

Three hours of selected craft courses with approval of Department Chairperson.

Four hours of advanced level studio courses.  Students are expected to develop a studio concentration with approval of Department Chairperson.

 Electives:

ART 1662 Jewelry Studio
ART 2732 Stained Glass
ART 1023 Beginning Photo
ART 2701 Business of Art
ART 2711 Creativity

 

MINOR IN EDUCATION:

A minor in education is available for a student pursuing a major in Art.  A student must be successfully admitted to the Teacher Education Program to be able to enroll in any 3000 or 4000 level Professional Education course.

19 hours including:

EDUC 2002 Orientation to Teaching
EDUC 2011 Directed Field Experiences I
EDUC 2022 Education of the Exceptional Child
EDUC 2103 Human Growth and Development
EDUC 3102 Educational Psychology
EDUC 3203 School and Society
EDUC 3211 Directed Field Experiences II
EDUC 4442 Classroom Management and Evaluation Theory
ART  3273 (Methods Course)