Art with K-12 Teaching Licensure Program Requirements

This program of study allows students to complete a baccalaureate degree in art and also be licensed to teach art at the K-12 level at the end of four years. Students pursuing licensure in this manner complete all requirements necessary for Virginia licensure, including field experience and student teaching.

Major Requirements

To fulfill the requirements of the Art major with K-12 Teaching Licensure, all students in this program will take the following coursework in a sequence determined in collaboration with an advisor. Some coursework fulfills teaching licensure requirements as specified by the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Foundation Courses


  • FA 103 Two-Dimensional Design
  • FA 104 Color Theory
  • FA 210 Three-Dimensional Design


  • FA 105 Drawing I
  • FA 205 Drawing II

Art History

  • FA 201 Introduction to Art History: Ancient to Medieval
  • FA 202 Introduction to Art History: Renaissance to Modern


  • FA 295 Sophomore Portfolio

Advanced Courses

  • FA 107 Hand-Built Ceramics or FA 215 Wheel-Thrown Ceramics
  • FA 211 Printmaking
  • FA 213 Painting
  • FA 380 Movements in Modern Art
  • FA 410 Topics in Art History
  • FA 422 Senior Project
  • FA 427 Senior Portfolio

Program Electives

  • Three (3) credits in Advanced Studio electives


K-12 Licensure Track – Professional Study Requirements

Professional courses for Teaching Licensure

  • ED 200SL Foundations of Teaching and Learning
  • ED 254 Technology for the K-12 Classroom
  • ED 337 Literacy in the Content Areas
  • ED 338 Secondary Education: Curriculum and Methods
  • ED 351 Assessment to Support Learning in K-12
  • ED357 Teaching Social Studies and Visual Arts
  • ED 452 Managing the K-12 Classroom *
  • ED 460S Student Teaching: Secondary Level *
  • PSY 110 Human Growth and Development
  • PSY 341 Psychology of Individuals with Exceptionalities

* ED 452 and ED 460S must be taken at the same time.