In partnership with the Hope College Department of Education, the Department of Art offers a major in visual arts education. This major qualifies students for K-12 certification, by the State of Michigan, to teach art in elementary and secondary schools.
The major consists of 57 credits as follows (no minor is required):
Courses in art history (12 credits):
Students should refer to the department’s web page for policies about substituting art history courses taken through off-campus programs for major or minor requirements.
An art education major must present a comprehensive portfolio for a junior-year review by the faculty. This must be passed in order to continue in the program and will determine whether or not the department can make a positive recommendation for student teaching. An exhibition of his/her work is required at the end of the senior year.