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Art and Archaeology Major with Art Education Concentration (Pre K-12), B.A.

Students who wish to teach art at the preK-12 level should plan to major in Art and Archaeology with an Art Education Concentration. Students in this concentration receive a strong training in traditional studio media, including design, drawing, painting, photography, ceramics and printmaking; as well as in digital media and art history. Students who successfully complete this concentration will receive certification to teach in Maryland upon graduation, as well as reciprocity for teaching in certain other states.

The Art Education concentration provides for the development of broad-based knowledge and skills in the studio arts insuring that students will be thoroughly prepared to teach courses in design, drawing and painting, and in their choice of two additional media: painting, photography, ceramics or printmaking. The required course in photography and digital arts will introduce students to the uses of technology in the arts. Three courses in art history and an upper-level course in art history or archaeology will provide students with a solid grounding in the history and cultural contexts of the visual arts. An internship (i.e., a student teaching semester) will culminate teacher preparation.

Foundation courses (19 credits)
  • ARTS 101 Design (4 credits)
  • ARTS 123 Drawing I (3 credits)
  • ARTS 224 Drawing II (3 credits)
  • ART 201 Meaning and Method in Art (3 credits)
  • ART 220 History of Art I (3 credits)
  • ART 221 History of Art II (3 credits)
Second level courses (15 credits)
  • ARTS 203 Ceramics I (3 credits)
  • ARTS 211 Digital Photography (3 credits) or ARTS 214 Darkroom Photography (3 credits)
  • ARTS 226 Digital Arts (3 credits)
  • ARTS 234 Relief Printmaking I (3 credits) or ARTS 235 Monotype Printmaking I (3 credits)
  • ARTS 237 Painting I (3 credits)
Upper-level requirements (12 credits)
  • ARTS 338 Painting II (3 credits)
  • ARTS 311 Photography II or ARTS 303 Ceramics II or ARTS 314 Relief Printmaking II (3 credits) or ARTS 315 Monotype Printmaking II or ARTS 322 Photojournalism

An additional 300 level course in any medium (3 credits)

An additional 300 level art history or archaeology course (3 credits)

Education Program Prerequisites

The EDUC 204 Foundations for Effective Teaching course in the prerequisite portion of the Art Education Program prepares students for the professional sequences in Phases I, II and III. Along with this prerequisite course, students must complete one half day per week of field experience in a designated professional development school. While completing the prerequisite course, students must obtain Maryland’s minimum passing score on PRAXIS I.

  • EDUC 204 Foundations for Effective Teaching (3 credits)
  • EDUC 223 Child Development (3 credits)

Post Baccalaureate teacher certification candidates must pass Praxis I or MSDE accepted equivalent (e.g., SAT, ACT) as a prerequisite for admission into EDUC 204 and EDUC 223. 

NOTE: Prior to enrolling in EDUC 204, the student must have a conference with the coordinator of secondary education.Phase I (Student Internship):

Entry into Phase I is contingent upon (1) the successful completion of prerequisite courses, (2) successful performance in the prerequisite field experiences, (3) meeting Maryland’s minimum passing score on PRAXIS I tests or MSDE acceptable equivalent (e.g., SAT, ACT) and (4) receiving a satisfactory overall recommendation from the Secondary Education Advisory Council. The courses in Phase I are prerequisites for all methods courses in Phase II and Phase III. Along with these Phase I courses, students must complete the equivalent of one half day per week each semester of field experiences in a designated professional development school.By the end of Phase I, secondary education student interns must earn the score of “Proficient” or higher on their entry folio and submit an application for the yearlong teaching internship for acceptance into Phase II. Students may not enroll in the following courses until official acceptance into Phase I has been received. Students admitted to Hood with the Associate of Arts in Teaching (A.A.T.) have satisfied all lower-division teacher education program requirements and are eligible for admission into Phase I courses.

  • EDUC 308 Psychological Foundations of Education (3 credits)
  • EDUC 345 Instructional Assessment (2 credits) or EDUC 445 Secondary Instruc- tional Assessment (2 credits)
  • EDUC 409 Secondary Reading in the Content Area: Part I (3 credits)
  • EDUC 413 Secondary Instruction (2 credits)
Phase II (Yearlong Internship):

Entry into Phase II is contingent upon (1) the successful completion of Phase I courses, (2) successful performance in Phase I field placements, (3) 2.75 G.P.A. overall, (4) 2.75 G.P.A. in education courses (with no grade lower than a “C”), (5) 2.75 G.P.A. in the respective content area (with no grade lower than a “C”) (6) a score of “Proficient” or higher on the entry folio and (7) satisfactory overall recommendation from the Secondary Education Advisory Council.Along with the courses in Phase II, art education candidates must complete one and one-half days per week each semester of intern experiences in a designated professional development schools. Art education candidates may not enroll in the following courses until official acceptance into Phase II has been received:

  • EDUC 411 Educational Methods in Student’s Teaching Field (3 credits)
  • EDUC 469 Inclusion and Instruction (3 credits)
Phase III (Yearlong Teaching Internship):

Entry into Phase III is contingent upon (1) the successful completion of Phase II courses, (2) successful performance in Phase II internship, (3) 2.75 G.P.A. overall, (4) 2.75 G.P.A. in education courses (with no grade lower than a “C”), (5) 2.75 G.P.A. in the respective content area (with no grade lower than a “C”) and (6) satisfactory recommendation from the Secondary Education Advisory Council. The art education teaching intern will be engaged in a full-time teaching internship in a designated PDS. Toward the end of Phase III and in partial fulfillment of program requirements, the art education intern submits the exit folio, which must meet the rating score of “Proficient” or higher. Completion of Phase III and the certification program is contingent upon meeting the Maryland minimum passing scores on the PRAXIS II tests. Art education teaching interns may not enroll in the following courses until official acceptance into Phase III has been received:

  • EDUC 412 Secondary Reading in the Content Area: Part II (3 credits)
  • EDUC 419 Teaching Internship (12 credits)