The Art Education program at Friends University prepares students to teach in grades Pre-K-12. This four-year program includes an internship in both the elementary and secondary levels during the fall semester of the senior year. Graduates are conditionally licensed to teach by the State of Kansas after successfully completing the degree and passing the Principles of Learning and Teaching exam (PLT) and a content test. Other requirements include a cumulative 2.75 grade point average with no D grades in the major. This degree is designed by art educators to fully instruct students in the latest and best techniques of teaching art. Students will have the opportunity to attend the many art programs and museums in Wichita which will enhance their education experience.
This degree is designed by art educators to fully instruct students in the latest and best techniques of teaching art. All students applying for an art education degree must choose a media of preference and focus on that media for their senior exhibition. All students applying for graduation must participate in the senior exhibit.
All Education students must meet the following Division of Education academic standard:
- Admission to the Teacher Education Program requires a minimum GPA of 3.0 overall with no less than 2.75 Content GPA and Professional Education GPA and ACT or 18 or higher;
- GPA 2.75 (Cumulative, Content, and Professional Education) with ACT of 24 or higher
Exceptions may petition the Division Chair who will report to the PEB any exceptions or conditions.
Admissions in the Teacher Education Program (TEP) is required for all EDUC 300/400 level methods courses, 300/400 ELED methods courses, and 300/400 level MUSC methods courses. Written notification of the TEP application results will be distributed from the Chair of the Division of Education to all applicants and their academic advisor.
ART EDUCATION TRANSFER STUDENTS: PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENT
All art students who transfer art hours from other colleges or universities must submit an Art Proficiency Portfolio. Art Education students may not enter student teaching until this requirement has been met. For students who don’t meet the initial portfolio review, a proficiency development plan will be developed so that the student will have a clearly defined process for reaching proficiency.
Required Items for the Art Proficiency Portfolio:
- 6 to 8 pieces of BEST work
- Photographs of large or heavy works like sculpture
- One example of artistic process from start to finish
- A variety of art media represented in the 6 to 8 pieces of artwork
Portfolios will be rated using an Art Placement Portfolio rubric which includes the following components to be rated:
- Formal order/composition
- Mastery of media & Presentation of artwork
- Problem solving process
For students who do not meet the initial portfolio review, a proficiency development plan will be developed so that the student will have a clearly defined process for reaching proficiency. The deficiency areas will be determined on the Art Proficiency Portfolio Rubric. For example, a score of 1 in the Mastery of media component requires a student to take a Drawing 1 or Painting 1 course. A score of 2 or below in the formal order/composition component or the problem solving process component requires the student to take the Design 1 course. These courses can be used as elective credit.
Bachelor of Arts
Division of Fine Arts
Division of Education