Coordinator: Heidi Mullins
The BA in Art / Art Education Track is designed to provide a strong studio and art history background while fulfilling the requirements for Arkansas Licensure for the Art K-8 and Art 7-12 teaching areas. Students develop digital teaching portfolios and use a variety of interactive technology for classroom assignments.
The (BFA)bachelor of fine arts in art / art education track prepares students for licensure to teach art at the kindergarten through secondary school level as well as allowing these students to develop a BFA fine art or applied design emphasis. Students must meet all the application requirements and be accepted into the BFA in Art / Art Education Track program.
In both degree programs, students develop digital teaching portfolios and use a variety of interactive technology for classroom assignments. During art education and teacher education courses, students visit a variety of elementary, middle and senior high school art programs. University students participate in teaching assignments in elementary and secondary art classrooms.
The art education track requires a minor in Secondary Education.
All secondary education programs have several components: university core requirements, an 18-hour Secondary Education Minor, and a major in a content area (such as Art, English, Math, or Biology, etc.). Some programs also require additional courses, blocks of courses, or other special minors related to the licensure area. Programs in which a Bachelor of Arts degree is awarded include a second language proficiency requirement.
Students are encouraged to contact a faculty advisor in their area of interest as early as possible after acceptance to UALR.