Art Education

Teach and Inspire Others

Silver Lake College provides an Art Education Program that excels in successful teacher placement. The Art Education curriculum assists the student in acquiring skills in creative processes, critical thinking, curriculum design and assessment in Art and Design education, while addressing state, national and district standards.

The Art Education Program prepares the student to become an effective art educator and an advocate for the arts. The Art Education student receives Early Childhood through Adolescence (birth through age 21) Art Education Licensure plus Adaptive Education Certification Licensure.

Student Profile: Heather Morstad

Heather is a candidate for Teacher Licensure studying Art and Elementary Education, and firmly believes that arts education should be an integral part of all students’ education. “The arts have helped me find a voice--a means of communicating, to develop high order thinking skills and creativity needed to tackle anything that comes my way in life. The arts have given me the perspective to appreciate everyone as having unique strengths. The skills gained through the arts help create innovative citizens that we want running the world tomorrow”.

Art Education: Licensure EC-A (54 credits)

ART 101 2-Dimensional Design

3

ART 102 3-Dimensional Design

3

ART 103 Drawing & Composition I

3

Additional Art Courses

Three Art History Course

9

ART 201 Painting I

3

ART 212 Digital Photography I

3

ART 302 Printmaking I

3

ART 303 Ceramics I

3

ART 304 Metal Art I

3

ART 305 Sculpture I

3

ART 306 Fibers I

3

Five Art Elective Classes

15

Total Art Education Credits

54

Liberal Arts Core Credits

45

Requirements for Teaching Certification

Teacher Education Program Core

32

ART 447 Art Curriculum and Methods: Early Childhood through Adolescence

3

Twelve Student Teaching Credits

ART 452 Student Teaching Early Childhood/Middle Childhood Art

1-12

ART 454 Student Teaching Early Adolescence/Adolescence Art

1-12

Total Certification Credits

40

The National, State and Local Government requirements involving subcultures in Wisconsin are fulfilled by participation in SLC seminars and through written and studio research.

 

Faculty & Staff

  • Sr. Mariella Erdmann

    Title
    Professor
    Department
    Art
    Email Address
    Mariella.Erdmann@sl.edu
    Phone Number
    920-686-6181
  • Erin LaBonte

    Title
    Assistant Professor
    Department
    Art
    Email Address
    Erin.LaBonte@sl.edu
    Phone Number
    920-686-6156
  • Dr. Dionne Landgraf

    Title
    Associate Professor
    Department
    Art
    Email Address
    Dionne.Landgraf@sl.edu
    Phone Number
    920-686-6316