Art Education K-12

Art Education K-12
Hours80 Credit Hours
LEPLimited Enrollment Program of 51 Students.
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Program Requirements

Licensure: This program meets the educational requirements designed to lead to an occupationally required professional license or certificate in the state of Utah. Students pursuing occupations requiring a license or certificate in a state other than Utah should contact the appropriate BYU academic advisement center as well as the licensing agency in the state where they intend to work to seek information and guidance regarding licensure and certification requirements.
This major is designed to prepare students to teach in public schools. In order to graduate with this major, students are required to complete Utah State Office of Education licensing requirements. To view these requirements go to or contact the Education Advisement Center, 350 MCKB, 801-422-3426.
For students accepted into the major after December 16, 2019, grades below C in any required coursework in a teaching major or teaching minor will not be accepted. Teacher candidates must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher once admitted into the program and to qualify for student teaching. For additional details on admission and retention requirements for teaching majors and teaching minors, see Educator Preparation Program Requirements in the Undergraduate Catalog.
requirement 2 Complete 5.0 hours from the following course(s)
Note: FBI fingerprint and background clearance must be completed before enrolling in ARTED 276.
Obtain acceptance into the Art Education K-12 BA program.
requirement 4 Complete 3 courses
Second-year foundation courses:
requirement 5 Complete 6.0 hours from the following course(s)
requirement 9 Complete 1 hour from the following course(s)
Complete 1 credit hour of Art 395R (2 registrations):
Complete an interview with advisor.
Complete a teaching assistant experience. Must be approved by Tara Carpenter. Complete prior to student teaching. See Sharon Heelis for hiring. See Art Department secretary for finalization.
Contact the Education Advisement Center, 350 MCKB, 801-422-3426, to schedule the final interview to clear your application for the secondary teaching license. You should be registered for your last semester at BYU prior to the scheduled appointment.
requirement 11 Complete 12.0 hours from the following course(s)
Student teachers/interns must complete three forms in their MyLink accounts (PIBS, CDS, FED) and attach their TWS to the MyLink account for their program. All four must be completed to be cleared for graduation.
Program Outcomes: 

Community, Research, Lifelong Learning, and Service

Students will actively engage in communities of learning through collaborative inquiry, research, and service.

Curriculum Theory

Students will construct curricula and other professional materials that reflect current practices and theories in art and education.

Studio Practice

Students will develop a studio practice that connects to their identity as an art educator and that includes the breadth of media and skills required of art educators in schools.

Teaching Experience

Students will demonstrate sound teaching practices in a variety of contexts.

Professional Licensure

Students will fulfill all professional licensure requirements and standards as required by the Art Education Program, the McKay School of Education, and University Standards for Educational Preparation Programs.

Spiritual Dimension of Art Education

Students will demonstrate their ability to consider complex questions and personal responsibilities associated with art and education in the light of gospel principles.