Art Education with K-12 Teaching Licensure (B.A. in Art)

Major Requirements

To fulfill the requirements of the major, all students in this program will take the following coursework in a sequence determined in collaboration with a faculty advisor. Some courses also satisfy Liberal Arts Core and/or University requirements. Some coursework fulfills teaching licensure requirements as specified by the Commonwealth of Virginia. NOT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

Foundation Courses

Professional Courses for Teaching Licensure

  • ED 200SL Foundations of Teaching and Learning
  • ED 254 Technology for the K-12 Classroom
  • ED 309 Special Education Foundations and the Characteristics of Exceptional Learners
  • ED 337 Literacy in the Content Areas
  • ED 338 Secondary Education: Curriculum and Methods
  • ED 351 Assessment to Support Learning in K-12
  • ED 357 Teaching Social Studies and Visual Arts
  • ED 460S Student Teaching: Secondary
  • ED 461 Classroom Management in the PK-12 Classroom
  • PSY 110 Human Growth and Development


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


  • FA 105 Drawing I
  • FA 205 Drawing II

Introductory Art History

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


  • FA 295 Sophomore Portfolio

Fine Arts Requirements

  • 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 427 Senior Portfolio
  • FA 422 Senior Project
  • Three (3) credits in Fine Arts studio or digital art electives.