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Art Education (PK-12), PTC

About the Program

The Art Education Postbaccalaureate Certification-only Program offers a course sequence meeting the educational requirements for certification in grades pre-kindergarten through 12 (PK-12). Students are expected to complete the entire sequence and are responsible for any additional certification requirements established by the New York State Education Department, Teacher Certification Division, including the NYS Teacher Certification Examinations and mandated seminars. In order to be eligible for the program, applicants must have and maintain a minimum 2.5 overall GPA and a 3.0 GPA in the major, which includes Art Education, Design, and Fine Arts coursework.

Except for the student teaching semester, Postbaccalaureate Certification-only students may elect to attend part-time or full-time. Courses are offered each semester (not summer) during daytime hours.

Art teacher certification is a function of the Office of Teaching Initiatives, NYS Education Department, Albany. For information contact the Buffalo State Teacher Certification Office.

About the Art Education Department

315 Upton Hall
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-4106
Fax: (716) 878-6730

Program Requirements

First Semester 12 credits
AED 200 Fundamentals of Art Inquiry
AED 300W Foundations in Art Education
AED 301W Theoretical Constructs in Art Education
AED 398 Computer Applications for Art Educators

Second Semester 9 credits
AED 302W Functions and Practices in Art Education
AED 315 Arts in Living
ATS 325 Art and Special Needs

Third Semester 15 credits
AED 303 Elementary Student Teaching in Art (6)
AED 304 Secondary Student Teaching in Art (6)
AED 400 Student Teaching Seminar

Total Required Credit Hours 36 credits

All courses are 3 credit hours unless otherwise indicated.

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