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Secondary Education Visual Art (BA)

Course Requirements

Content Area Courses 

Core: 20 quarter hours required, grade of C or better required

Studio Art: 20 quarter hours required, grade of C or better required

Media Arts: 16 quarter hours required, grade of C or better required

Pre-Education Introductory Courses: 12 quarter hours required, grade of C or better required

Advanced Standing Education Courses: 28 quarter hours required, grade of C or better required

Open Electives: 8 quarter hours are required

Open elective credit also is required to meet the minimum graduation requirement of 192 hours.  The following cannot be used to fulfill an open elective: WRD 98, MAT 94, and MAT 95

Student Teaching: 10 quarter hours required, grade of B- or better required

Registration in student teaching requires completion of all requirements and procedures indicated in the college core section.  EDU 95 indicates to the Illinois State Board of Education that all field experience hours are complete.  All students also take SEC 387, Capstone Seminar with student teaching (listed in the Liberal Studies section). 

Licensure Tests

All individuals licensed by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) are required to complete licensure tests specific to their teaching license.  Secondary Education Visual Art majors must complete the following tests:
  • Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP) (test #400) - assesses knowledge of reading comprehension, language arts, writing, and math.  Test is required to qualify for Advanced Standing.  *Check with your advisor about qualifying for a waiver with acceptable ACT or SAT test scores.
  • Visual Art Content Area Test (test #145) – assesses elements, principles, and expressive features of the visual arts; creating and producing works of visual art; analyzing and evaluating works of visual art; and the role of the visual arts.  Test is required before Student Teaching (deadlines apply).
  • EdTPA - assessment conducted during the student teaching experience including video clips of instruction, lesson plans, student work samples, analysis of student learning and reflective commentaries. Students will submit an electronic portfolio to an outside agency for independent evaluation and a fee will be imposed by that agency as part of the assessment.
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