The Bachelor of Fine Arts with K-12 Art Teacher Certification is for students interested in teaching art at the K-12 level. Built upon the BFA Degree, this is an intensive program of study aimed at developing a foundation of attitudes, traits, and abilities with which to begin a lifetime as an artist and teacher. Emphasis is placed on students' personal experiences as the source of artistic motivation. The broadly based liberal studies curriculum provides students with a diversified background which, in concert with their professional training, should lead to a successful career in art and education.
The BFA, plus six additional certification-related courses taken concurrently, can be completed in eight semesters.
Student teaching will be at Carlow University after graduation from SRU: one semester, 12 credits, as a post-baccalaureate student. Certification is awarded by Carlow University.
BFA with K-12 Art Teacher Certification (certification through Carlow University) Curriculum Guide and Course Descriptions:
Program Requirements and Course Descriptions
Effective for Students Entering Program as of Fall 2005
Pennsylvania certification requirements:
- You must have an overall G.P.A. of 3.0 upon graduation.
- Begin taking the PRAXIS Exams in your Freshman or Sophomore year. You must pass PRAXIS I and II, Fundamental Subjects: Content Knowledge and Art: Content Knowledge.
- Students will be certified to teach all studios: you should take at least one class in each studio area.
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