The Art Education major, associated with the Department of Art and Art History and the Department of Education, prepares students to teach art in a classroom setting, while also enhancing the students’ personal creative and artistic abilities.
A major requires 10 courses, including but not limited to world art, twentieth-century art, 2-D and 3-D design, drawing, a ceramics studio and a painting studio, and principles of art education. In addition, as a capstone experience, departmental majors must present a senior art show.
Students may seek Specialty Education (grades PreK-12) Certification in Art by completing the Art Education major and an Education minor consisting of those courses required for Specialty Education (grades PreK-12) Certification.
For a Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington & Jefferson College, a student must complete a minimum of 32 courses (128 credits) and one Physical Activity and Wellness Education course-equivalent. Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.00 or better to graduate and must be “in residence” for a minimum of four semesters of full-time study, one of which must be their final full-time semester. All students must complete at least 16 courses (64 credits) at W&J excluding Physical Activity courses and Health and Wellness courses.