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    Jul 24, 2024  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art Education, B.A.

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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.

Courses in studio art (33 credits):

Required 200-level studio courses (6 credits):

Required art education courses (12 credits):

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.

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