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Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.

Type Course Title Credits
  US 10097 Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
II. MAJOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (70 credits) Courses count in major GPA*
Type Course Title Credits
  ART 10022 Two-Dimensional Composition 3
    10023 Three-Dimensional Composition 3
    20024 Digital Media 3
  ARTC 25400 Ceramics I 3
  ARTX Art elective or KBA (minimum 3 upper-division credit hours) 6
  ARTE 31001 Art Education: Foundations and Concepts Elementary 3
    31004 Art Education: Teaching Practicum** 3
ELR   41002 Art Education: Foundations and Concepts - Secondary** 3
 WIC   41003 Art Education: Field Experiences* 3
    41009 Art Education: Major Review 1
    41525 Art Education: Inquiry into Professional Practice** 3
ELR   41557 Art Education: Student Teaching and Seminar** 9
  ARTF 14000 Drawing I 3
    14001 Drawing II 3
    14060 Painting I 3
    24040 Printmaking I 3
    24060 Painting II 3
KFA ARTH 22006 Art History I: Ancient and Medieval Art 3
KFA   22007 Art History II: Renaissance to Modern Art 3
    32066 Late Modern Art 3
    4xxxx Art History upper-division elective 3
Type Course Title Credits
  CI 47330 Reading and Writing in Adolescence/Adulthood** 3
KAD COMM 15000 Introduction to Human Communication 3
  CULT 29535 Education in Democratic Society** 3
  EPSY 29525 Educational Psychology** 3
  ITEC 19525 Educational Technology** 3
  JMC 22001 Photography 3
PSYC 11762 General Psychology 3
DD SPED 23000 Introduction to Exceptionalities** 3
  Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory) 6-7
  Kent Core Composition** 6-8
  Kent Core Humanities 3
  Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning 3-5
  Kent Core Social Sciences (must be from two disciplines) 3
  Kent Core Additional 3
  General Electives (lower or upper division) 6

*Student must complete all courses in the major requirement with a minimum C (2.000) grade. A minimum C (2.000) grade must be earned  in ARTH 41003 to fulfill the writing-intensive requirement.

In order to enroll in upper-division professional education coursework, students seeking licensure must be admitted to the education minor in the College of Education, Health, and Human Services. Refer to the College of Education, Health, and Human Services section of this Catalog for specific information about this process.

Students must meet College of Education, Health, and Human Services professional requirements for admission to advanced study.

Upon entry to this program, student must make an appointment to see a program counselor in 306 White Hall (330-672-2862) to discuss the education minor.

Please note:

  1. A 2.750 cumulative GPA and a 2.750 GPA in the major are necessary for admission to advanced study, student teaching and graduation in this program.
  2. Minimum C (2.000) grade is required in all courses specified as requirements and in education courses required as part of the minor.
  3. Successful completion of the Ohio Assessment for Educator (OAE).

Additional Major Notes:

Students who pass 15 credits of non-remedial academic coursework each fall and spring semester and the 1-credit First Year Experience course will accumulate 121 credits in four years. This major requires 125 credits for graduation. Students can stay on track for graduation by:
•    Declaring their major as freshmen and completing all courses in sequence (bear in mind that switching majors may cause a delay in graduation);
•    Prioritizing required courses above electives;
•    Meeting regularly with their academic advisors to stay on track;
•    Passing each required course the first time attempted and maintaining the minimal GPA for the major;
•    Successfully completing more than 15 credit hours of relevant coursework (field-based work, internship) during academic semesters; and/or
•    Completing relevant coursework (field-based work, internship) during summer sessions.

Licensure Requirement (not required for graduation):
Candidates seeking Ohio licensure are required to pass specific assessments in order to apply for licensure. See Ohio Department of Education-Educator Preparation website for more information on assessments specific to licensure type. Taking and passing the licensure tests prior to graduation is encouraged but not required.