Art Education - Career Development, BS

Communication, Architecture, + The Arts

Campus:Modesto Maidique Campus

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Program Description

The Bachelor of Science in Art Education is designed to train professionals to teach art/art history, aesthetics, and criticism in the schools. The program emphasizes the blending of research and theory with practical applied experience, and considers the urban, multicultural nature of the University community, as well as more general national trends within the discipline. The program involves extensive fieldwork with supervision and seminars. All students are encouraged to pursue specialized interests and needs. State of Florida certification requirements are met through coursework, field experiences, and student teaching.

Admission Requirements

1. Students entering FIU as Freshmen or as a Transfer Student with less than 30 credits

You are considered a freshman when you have earned less than 13 college credits since your high school graduation. Credits earned in Dual Enrollment, Advanced Placement, and International Baccalaureate programs do not affect your freshman status.

Admissions criteria are the same as the general FIU criteria for students entering with fewer than 60 approved credits. Click here for the details.

2. Student transferring to FIU with 31-59 earned and approved credits

Education majors resulting in teacher certification are Limited Access Majors. In addition to the general FIU Requirements, your application will be screened by the College. As the review process is underway, you will be housed temporarily in Undergraduate Education pending the College's decision. Their decision will focus on your progression towards the criteria listed below based on the number of credits you are transferring into FIU.

o A minimum lower-division GPA of 2.00 or better on a 4.0 scale.

3. Students transferring to FIU with 60 or more earned, approved credits

Education majors resulting in teacher certification have specific requirements for admission at the upper division level. In addition to the general FIU Transfer Admissions criteria for students with 60 credits or more, the following criteria must be met:

o A minimum lower-division GPA of 2.30 or better on a 4.0 scale;

o Either 60 credit hours of lower division coursework or an AA degree from an accredited institution;

o Met CLAS requirements

o A passing score on all sections (including the essay section) of the Florida Teacher Certification General Knowledge Exam

o Must meet the following lower division requirements:

o University Core/General Education;

o Major specific lower division common pre-requisites

o Foreign language

o EDF 1005: Introduction to Education (3 credits)

o EDG 2085: Teaching Diverse Populations (3 credits)

o EME 2040: Introduction to Educational Technology (3 credits)

o In addition to EDG 2085, students must take 6 additional semester hours with an international or diversity focus. For example, at FIU, these types of courses can be found under the Societies and Identities category of the University Core Curriculum List.

If you meet general FIU Admissions criteria for a Transfer Students with 60 credits or more, but do not meet the above criteria for admission to a teacher certification program, you will be admitted to FIU but not admitted to the education certification program. You will be housed temporarily in Undergraduate Education pending completion of the above criteria.

Career Opportunities

Related Occupations:

Wages & Employment Trends for Middle School Teachers:

Florida Median income $45,700
Florida rate of growth +18%
National Median wages $53,400
National Projected growth +12%

Source and more information: http:/www.onetonline.orglink/summary/25-2022.00

Contact Information

Dr. David Chang
ZEB 355A