PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Art Education Program prepares students to become certified elementary and secondary art educators. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates qualify for PreK-12 Art Certification through the Wisconsin Department of Instruction. The curriculum assists the student in acquiring skills in creative processes, critical thinking, curriculum design and assessment while addressing state, national and district standards. The program prepares the student to become an effective art educator and an advocate for the arts. 

YOU COULD BECOME A ...

  • Private School Art Educator PreK-12
  • Public School Art Educator PreK-12
  • Studio Artist
  • Museum Education Director, Guide or Assistant

YOU COULD START A
GRADUATE PROGRAM IN …

  • Studio Art
  • Art Education
  • Arts Administration

FACULTY SPOTLIGHT

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Dr. Dionne Landgraf

Associate Professor
Art Department

Phone: 920-686-6316 
Email: dionne.landgraf@sl.edu

 

 

Program Learning outcomes

  1. Students will be prepared for professional careers in the fine arts by developing foundational skills while implementing design elements and principles using a variety of media.
  2. Students will be prepared to participate in dialogue and research regarding diverse cultures, ethnicities, art history, art criticism and aesthetics in order to creatively interpret and express ideas reflective of the global society.
  3. Students will be prepared to use critical thinking in synthesizing the knowledge and skills gained through a liberal arts education that fosters a commitment to Franciscan values, service and leadership.
Art Education Major and Teacher Licensure Program
  1. Students will be prepared to receive a teaching license for EC–A (birth through age 21), to develop advocacy for the arts and to understand the meaning of creative process.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

PROGRAM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Acceptance into Silver Lake College of the Holy Family through the admissions process.
  • Transfer students will have initial coursework assessed by art faculty.
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale on 30 semester credits of college work.
  • Acceptable basic skills in math, reading and writing as detailed in the Teacher Education Handbook.
  • Completion of Background Verification Check and TB screening.
  • Portfolio I requirements met.
  • Grade of "B" or better in EDU165 Orientation to Teacher Education.
  • Recommendation of the School of Education.

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS

  • A minimum of one-third of the required courses must be completed through Silver Lake College of the Holy Family.
  • Students with a bachelor’s degree seeking teacher licensure must complete six credits at Silver Lake College of the Holy Family prior to student teaching.

CRITERIA FOR ADMISSION TO STUDENT TEACHING

  • Successful completion of clinical experiences (at least a "B- grade").
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Satisfactory completion of liberal arts requirements, professional core courses and major/minor content courses prior to student teaching.
  • Portfolio II requirements met.
  • Personal interview with the Dean of the School of Education, Program Director and Major/Minor Advisor (and if possible, a local school administrator).
  • Demonstrate acceptable content area knowledge by end of semester prior to student teaching.
  • Recommendation of the School of Education.

INTERMEDIATE PROGRAM ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS

  • A 3.0 cumulative GPA in the initial 6 foundation/core courses taken at Silver Lake College of the Holy Family must be maintained.
  • Midway through a program, sophomores will participate in a portfolio review which will be assessed by art faculty.

PROGRAM EXIT AND LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS

  • Satisfactory completion of student teaching experiences (at least a “B-” grade).
  • Satisfactory completion of Portfolio III.
  • Passing score on Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA).
  • A senior exhibit is required for all art majors. An art professional will be invited to the college to jury the student’s work.
  • Candidates must complete all requirements for Wisconsin Teacher Licensure.

Program Curriculum

Art Core Courses 18 credits
ART 101 2-Dimensional Design 3
ART 102 3-Dimensional Design 3
ART 103 Drawing and Composition I 3
ART 104 Intro to Visual Culture 3
ART 204 Art History I 3
ART 207 Art History II 3

 

Art Electives (3 credits each):

ART 110 Graphic Design 3
ART 201 Painting 3
ART 212 Digital Photography 3
ART 300 Life Drawing 3
ART 302 Printmaking 3
ART 307 Watercolor 3
ART 210 Digital Imaging 3
ART 303 Ceramics 3
ART 305 Sculpture 3
ART 459 Internship 3

 

Art Education Major 57 credits
Art Core Courses 18
ART 212 Digital Photography 3
ART 201 Painting 3
ART 302 Printmaking 3
ART 303 Ceramics 3
ART 305 Sculpture 3
One Course in Graphic Design 3
One Level II Course or Life Drawing 3
ART 492 Adv Studio Problems/Senior Exhibit 3
ART 447 Curriculum and Methods 3
ART 452 Student Teaching: EC–MC 6
ART 454 Student Teaching: EA–A 6
The Art Education program does not require a minor.  
Teacher Education Courses 29

 

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