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Minor in Art Education (24.5 hours)



This is a limited-enrollment program requiring departmental admissions approval. Please see the department office for information regarding requirements for admission to this minor.

This minor is designed to prepare students to teach in public schools. A teaching minor may only be received by students graduating with a teaching major. In order to graduate with this minor, students are required to complete Utah State Office of Education licensing requirements. To view these requirements go to http://education.byu.edu/ess/licensing.html or contact Education Student Services, 350 MCKB, (801) 422-3426.

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  1. Grades below C- in professional education courses or content courses will not be accepted in the teaching major or teaching minor. Teacher candidates must have a cumulative 2.85 GPA in teaching major and teaching minor courses to qualify for student teaching.
  2. Complete the following core requirements:
  3. Complete the following:
  4. Complete one course from the following:
  5. Complete one course from the following:
  6. Complete the following:
      VAEDU 276 : Introduction to Art Education and Exploration of Teaching. (1-5:4:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      VAEDU 276 : Introduction to Art Education and Exploration of Teaching. (1-5:4:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: VA 111 & VA 114 & VA 115; or TMA 112 & TMA 114 & TMA 185; FBI fingerprinting and background clearance. Art education major or minor status or acceptance as licensure candidate.
      DESCRIPTION: Field-based initial teaching experience directed at helping prospective teachers experience demands and opportunities associated with teaching secondary students.
      NOTE: This course requires 45 hours of class observation and teaching in K-12 classrooms.  These visits generally take place on Fridays.

      Course Outcomes


      VAEDU 377 : Art History and Visual Culture Methods. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      VAEDU 377 : Art History and Visual Culture Methods. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Winter
      PREREQUISITE: VAEDU 276
      DESCRIPTION: Theoretical foundations and practical applications for teaching art history, visual culture, and community-based art.

      Course Outcomes


      VAEDU 397 : Issues in Contemporary Art, Aesthetics, and Criticism. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      VAEDU 397 : Issues in Contemporary Art, Aesthetics, and Criticism. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      DESCRIPTION: Overview of issues in contemporary art, aesthetics, and art criticism.
      NOTE: This course is part of a GE Mosaic. See ge.byu.edu/mosaic-list for more information.

      Course Outcomes


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