Art Education

Art Education curriculum includes preparation in areas of studio production, art history, art criticism and aesthetics.  Students are given numerous opportunities for “hands-on” classroom experience.  Art education students, for example, teach art enrichment classes in the community as preparation for the student teaching experience. 

One of the major strengths of the Art Education program is that it is housed within the College of Fine Arts and Humanities in the Department of Art & Design.  This enables comprehensive program coordination between Art Education and all Studio Art areas.  Additionally, the Art Education program is approved by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). 

Facilities
Art Education has 1,296 square feet of studio space open 24 hours a day. Individual studio spaces for students with an emphasis in art education are available when they register for upper-level studio courses.  

Art Education Faculty
Dr. Rebecca Williams is the Assistant Professor of Art Education. She received her PhD and MAEd from the University of Georgia and her BA from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Contact Information Rebecca Williams rwilliams44@murraystate.edu

Art Education Studio

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Courses Offered 
ART 341 Fundamentals of Elementary School Art (3).  Survey of the profession of art education at the elementary school level. Provides students with a combination of clinical and field experiences. Included laboratory and lecture experiences in elementary school art materials and teaching methods. This course is designed for the art major pursuing teacher certification in ART p-12. Six hours per week.  Prerequisite:  EDU 103 or permission of the instructor.

ART 342 Fundamentals of Secondary School Art (3).  Survey of the profession of art education at the junior and senior high school levels. Provides students with a combination of clinical and field experiences. A course similar to ART 341 with emphasis upon teaching of art on the junior and senior high school levels.  This course is designed for the art major pursuing teacher certification in ART P-12. Six hours per week. Field hours required.  Prerequisite:  EDU 103 or permission of the instructor.

ART 343 Art Materials and Techniques for the Classroom Teacher (3).  A studio art education course emphasizing visual learning in all curricular areas of the elementary classroom. This course provides prospective elementary classroom teachers, early childhood educators, and special education teachers with the necessary art making skills in a variety of media and techniques. Class sessions include demonstration, experimentation, and manipulation of materials and techniques leading to reflective decision-making as well as critical assessment of finished work. Six hours per week. Prerequisite: EDU 103 or 104.

ART 488/489 Cooperative Education/Internship (1-3). A meaningful, planned, and evaluated work experience related to the career and educational objectives of the student for which he/she may receive academic credit and possible financial remuneration. May be repeated for a maximum of six hours from any 488/489 courses. Graded pass/fail. Prerequisite: Permission of chair.

ART 492 Special Problems in Art Education (3). An independent problems course in art education for advanced undergraduates majoring in art under the direction of the art education faculty member. The student must submit and receive approval of a detailed study plan prior to registration. Does not count as a studio elective. May be repeated up to three times for credit. Prerequisites: Consent of supervising faculty member and permission of department chair.

ART 692 Special Problems in Art Education (3). An independent problem course in art education for graduate students under the direction of the art education faculty. The student must submit and receive approval of a detailed study plan prior to registration. Does not count as a studio elective. May be repeated up to three times for credit. Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor and permission of department chair.