Degree Requirements

Requirements for the B.A.E. Degree

The Bachelor of Art Education degree requires a minimum of 137 credit hours distributed among general studies, the major, and professional education. 45 of the 137 undergraduate credit hours must be taken at the junior/senior level (courses numbered 300 or higher). 30 of the 45 junior/senior hours must be taken in residence at the University of Kansas. At least 15 major hours must be taken in residence at the University of Kansas.

Language Arts and Communication (12 hours)
  • ENGL 101 Composition (3)
  • ENGL 102 Critical Reading and Writing (3)
  • English elective (3)
  • COMS 130 Speaker-Audience Communication (3)
Social Sciences (9 hours)
  • PSYC 104 General Psychology (3)
  • Sociology or anthropology elective (3)
  • Human geography (GEOG) or political science (POLS) or economics (ECON) (3)
Natural Sciences and Mathematics (14 hours)
  • BIOL 100 Principles of Biology (3)
  • BIOL 102 Principles of Biology Laboratory (1)
  • MATH 101 Algebra (3)
  • Mathematics elective numbered 105 or above (MATH 110 by itself does not meet the mathematics requirement) (3)
  • Physical science elective (3)
  • Physical science laboratory (1-2)
Humanities (6 hours)
  • History elective (numbered 300 or higher) (3)
  • Humanities elective (3)
Health (3 hours)
  • HSES 260 Personal and Community Health (3)
Teacher Education (13 hours)
  • PRE 306 Development and Learning of the Adolescent (3)
  • C&T 235 Education in a Multicultural Society (3)
  • C&T 359 Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum (1)
  • ELPS 250 Foundations of Education (3)
  • SPED 326 Teaching Exceptional Children and Youth in General Education (3)
Art Education Methods (17 hours)
  • C&T 100 Introduction to the Education Profession/VAE 100 Introduction to the Profession of Art Education (3)
  • VAE 320 Instruction and Curriculum I (3)
  • VAE 410 Instruction and Curriculum II (3)
  • VAE 420 Artistic Media and Processes in Art Education (2)
  • VAE 520 Instructional Technology in Art Education (3)
  • VAE 695 Technical Colloquium: Art Museums and Schools (3)
Visual Art (36 hours)
  • ART 101 Drawing I (3)
  • ART 102 Drawing II (3)
  • ART 103 Art Concepts and Practice (3)
  • ART 104 Art Principles and Practice (3)
  • Ceramics (3)
  • Metalsmithing/Jewelry (3)
  • PNTG 263 Painting I (3)
  • Painting elective (3)
  • Photography (3)
  • Printmaking (3)
  • Sculpture (3)
  • Textiles/Fibers (3)
History of Art (15 hours)
  • HA 150 Western Art History I: Ancient Through Medieval Art (3)
  • HA 151 Western Art History II: Renaissance to Contemporary Art (3)
  • Non-Western history of art (3)
  • Contemporary or modern art history (20th to 21st century) (3)
  • History of art elective (300 level or higher) (3)
Area of Emphasis (12 hours)
  • Studio art study in 1 area selected from those offered for the B.F.A. in visual art, design, or history of art (12) (Courses must be chosen in consultation with the visual art education advisor.)

Licensure

In addition to the B.A.E. requirements above, students must complete 21 hours for licensure.

  • VAE 500 Student Teaching (6)
  • VAE 780 Internship in Teaching Art (9)
  • SPED 707 Advanced Practices for Adolescents with Disabilities in the Middle/Secondary General Classroom (3)
  • ELPS 737 The Governance and Organization of Schools (3)

Contact Info

Department of Visual Art

Art and Design Building
1467 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 300
Lawrence, KS 66045-7531
785-864-4042
785-864-4404
visualart@ku.edu
http://www.art.ku.edu/
Mary Anne Jordan, Chair
785-864-4042
majordan@ku.edu

Department of Visual Art

Art and Design Building
1467 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 300
Lawrence, KS 66045-7531
785-864-4042
785-864-4404
visualart@ku.edu
http://www.art.ku.edu/
, Undergraduate Coordinator
785-864-4042

Department of Visual Art

Art and Design Building
1467 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 300
Lawrence, KS 66045-7531
785-864-4402
785-864-4404
visualart@ku.edu
http://www.art.ku.edu/
Norman Akers, Director of Graduate Studies
785-864-4401
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