2018-2019 Catalog

Publication date June 2018

Art Education Major - Bachelor of Science (BS)

Admission requirements to EC-A teacher certification programs

(Teacher certification program: early childhood-adolescence licensure, EC-A)

45 credits

Core curriculum
ART 162Drawing Foundations3
or ART 262 Drawing II
ART 164Design Foundations3
ART 166Three Dimensional Foundations3
ART 252Art History II: Global, Local, and Contemporary Art3
Select one of the following:3
Art History I: History of Art and Visual Culture
World Art
Art of the United States
Themes of Contemporary Art
Selected Topics in Art History
Studio core I
ART 205Introduction to Painting3
ART 216Introduction to Ceramics3
Select six additional credits in 200 level studio courses:6
Watercolor Painting
Introduction to Computer Graphic Design
Introduction to Sculpture
Introduction to Printmaking
Introduction to Metalsmithing, Forging, and Raising
Introduction to Metalsmithing
Introduction to Blacksmithing
Photography and Imaging I
Methods core
ART 401Methods in Art Education: Elementary to Early Adolescent Learners 13
ART 403Methods in Art: Early Adolescence-Adolescence3
Studio core II
Select nine credits in 300/400 level studio courses:9
Color Theory
Intermediate Painting
Intermediate Computer Graphic Design
Intermediate Sculpture
Intermediate Ceramics
Intermediate Printmaking: Lithography
Intermediate Metalsmithing: Forging and Raising
Intermediate Metalsmithing
Intermediate Blacksmithing
Drawing III
Photography and Imaging II
Documentary Strategies in Photography
Portraiture in Photography
Advanced Digital Photography and Imaging
Advanced Painting
Advanced Computer Graphic Design
Advanced Sculpture
Advanced Ceramics
Advanced Printmaking
Individual Problems in Printmaking
Advanced Metalsmithing
Perspectives in Art
Advanced Drawing
Perspectives in Art: Photography
Experimental Photography and Imaging
ART 498Professional Practices and Exhibition3
Total Credits45

Additional teacher education requirements are listed in School of Education.

All teacher education students must complete the general education, School of Education, major/minor, and university degree requirements in order to qualify for a degree. The easiest way to track all of these requirements is to refer to the Advisement Report (AR) found in the Student Information System (WINGS) Student Center. All enrolled students have access to the AR.

Baccalaureate degree requirements

Candidates for the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science degrees must accomplish the following:

  1. Fulfill the general education requirements.
  2. Complete at least one ethnic studies (diversity) course.
  3. Complete the courses prescribed by the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee for the degree desired in the respective school or college. (No substitutions for graduation may be made in course requirements for a major or minor after the fourth week of the last semester of the senior year.)
  4. Earn a minimum of 120 semester credits with at least a 2.00 cumulative GPA.1 At least 40 credits must be earned in 300/400 (senior college) level courses. Courses earned at the 100/200 level that transferred to UWL as 300/400 level courses do not apply to this requirement nor do courses from two-year schools.
  5. Complete major and minor requirements with at least a 2.00 GPA1 in each major and minor (and concentration or emphasis, if selected).
  6. A minimum of 30 semester credits in residence at UWL is required for graduation. (See undergraduate resident requirement.)
  7. Submit an application for graduation via the "Apply for Graduation" link in the WINGS Student Center as soon as the student has registered for his or her final semester or summer term in residence. December and winter intersession graduates should apply by May 1. May and summer graduates should apply by December 1.

No degree will be awarded unless all requirements are fulfilled and recorded within 30 days after the official ending date of each term.

Below is a sample degree plan that can be used as a guide to identify courses required to fulfill the major and other requirements needed for degree completion. A student's actual degree plan may differ depending on the course of study selected (second major, minor, etc.). Also, this sample plan assumes readiness for each course and/or major plan, and some courses may not be offered every term. Review the course descriptions or the class timetable for course offering information.

The sample degree plans represented in this catalog are intended for first-year students entering UWL in the fall term. Students should use the Advisement Report (AR) in WINGS and work closely with their faculty advisor(s) and college dean’s office to ensure declaration and completion of all requirements in a timely manner.

General Education Program
The general education curriculum (Gen Ed) is the common educational experience for all undergraduates at UWL. Sample degree plans include Gen Ed placeholders to ensure completion of the general education requirements. Courses may be rearranged to fit the needs or recommendations of the student’s program of study. Gen Ed courses may be taken during winter term (January between the semesters) and summer to reduce the course load during regular terms (fall and spring). Students should consult with their advisor and/or the college academic services director in their college/school for assistance with course and schedule planning. Refer to the general education requirements for more specific details.

Note: at least 40 credits of the 120 credits required must be earned at the 300/400 level.

This sample degree plan does not establish a contractual agreement. It identifies the minimum requirements a student must successfully complete, to qualify for a degree, in a format intended to assist the student plan their academic career. Actual degree plans may differ.

Year 1
ENG 110 or 112 (Gen Ed Literacy-Written)3ART 162 or 2623
ART 160 (Gen Ed Arts)3ART 1643
Gen Ed Math4EDS 206 (Gen Ed Minority Cultures)3
EDS 203 (Gen Ed Self & Society)3Gen Ed Natural Lab Science-Life4
HIS 101 or 102 (Gen Ed World Hist)3CST 110 (Gen Ed Literacy-Oral)3
 16 16
Year 2
Gen Ed Lang/Logical Systems3-4ART 2523
ART 2053Gen Ed Natural Lab Science-Physical4
ART 1663PSY 2123
POL 101 or 102 (Gen Ed Self & Society)3ART 2163
 TSL 200 (Gen Ed Minority Cultures)1
 13 14
Year 3
ART 301 (Gen Ed Global Studies/Art History major requirement)3EDS 35124
PSY 3703ART 40123
EDS 3092Gen Ed Hum-Lit3
Studio Core I3Studio Core II3
Studio Core I3 
Apply to EC-A Program1  
 14 13
Year 4
Gen Ed Arts (not from ART)2-3SPE 4013
Studio Core II3ART 4991
ART 3992EDS 4502
ART 4033Gen Ed Health & Well Being3
ART 4983Studio Core II3
 13 12
Additional year
EDS 4921 
EDS 494311 
Total Credits: 123
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