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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ART 350 - Art Education Methods and Materials

An interdisciplinary, pre-practicum course that explores the methods, content and process in art education. Students gain skills in multiple mediums for a variety of teaching environments, while developing lesson plans and curriculum for both elementary and secondary level teaching. Current research and issues in art education will be examined as well as the exploration and application of the Massachusetts Frameworks for the Arts and Professional Teaching Standards. Through weekly pre-practicum field experience (total of 75 hrs.), students have an opportunity to observe and implement (at the cooperating teacher’s discretion), student designed learning experiences based on “best practice”. Through discussions, readings, reflections and personal art making, students develop individual creative strategies for successful art education experiences.

Prerequisites & Notes
ART 241, ED 240, junior class status and a passing score on the Communication & Literacy MTEL. Open to art education teacher licensure majors only.

(Cr: 3)