Certification to Teach Art

Students seeking initial certification as K-12 art teachers in New York must major in Art and Art History, with a Studio Art or Combined concentration, and also complete the certification minor in education.  These majors will be exempt from the studio SYE seminar course that would coincide with their professional teaching semester.  Art and Art History majors intending to complete student teaching after graduation in the University’s Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification Program must complete the same requirements for the Art and Art History major and the educational studies minor in education (or its equivalent) as undergraduates. Consult the Education section of this Catalog and/or speak to the coordinator of the teacher education program in the education department as early as possible.

Distribution-Credit Courses

The department offers courses to a large number of undergraduates each term; these are intended to satisfy the needs of both majors and non-majors. Below are the courses that fulfill specific distributions:

Arts and Expression:

116 Survey of Art History I

117 Survey of Art History II

All studio art courses, except 131 Drawing I

Humanities:

212 Icons of Islamic Architecture

215 West African Arts

217 Buddhist Art and Ritual

218 Arts of South Asia

256 Art and Nature

Diversity:

211 African-American Art and Visual Culture

212 Icons of Islamic Architecture

215 West African Arts

217 Buddhist Art and Ritual

218 Arts of South Asia

235 Abstract Drawing:  Uli and Other Forms

246 Art and Politics in Nigeria

319 Gender Issues in Asian Art