84 credits

Required Foundation Courses (18 Credits)
ARS100Drawing: Visual Thinking I 3
ARS101Drawing: Visual Thinking II 3
ARS102Design: Color3
ARS103Design: Form3
ARH201Art of the Western World I 3
ARH202Art of the Western World II 3
Required Art Education Courses (18 Credits)
ARE200Art Criticism 3
or ARS112 Art Seminar
ARE300Contemporary Approaches Art Education3
ARE302Curriculum and Instruction 3
ARE303Theory and Practice 4
Select one of the following:3
Disability Studies in Art Education
Creating Inclusive Elementary School Classrooms
Differentiating Instruction in the Secondary School
ARE390Fieldwork in Art Education I1
ARE391Fieldwork in art Education II1
Required Educational Studies Courses (6 Credits)
Under advisement by Art Education faculty, each major candidate is required to take six credits of Educational Studies courses, of which three credits must address issues pertaining to special populations:
EDS340Sociological and Philosophical Foundations of Education3
EDS372Developing Adolescence 3
or EDS371 Child Psychology and Development
Upper-division Art History Requirement (6 Credits)
By advisement, each major candidate must take two upper-division Art History courses, one in non-Western art and one in contemporary art.6
Basic Art Studio or Art Education Courses (15 Credits)
ARE316Learning in Digital Visual Cultures3
Four (4) additional ARS or ARE courses demonstrating breadth of two-dimensional and three-dimensional processes, selected under advisement by Art Education faculty.12
Upper-division Art Studio Courses (9 Credits)
Under advisement by Art Education faculty, each major candidate is required to take three (3) upper-division ARS courses in one studio area (Ceramics, Graphic Design, Metal, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture).9
Student Teaching (12 Credits)
ARE405Student Teaching in Art Pre-K-6 6
ARE406Student Teaching in Art 7-12 6
Total Credits84

Other Requirements:

  • A grade of B- or better is required in all Art Education (ARE) courses.
  • Each major candidate must complete a minimum of 45 upper-division credits.
  • To obtain NYS teacher certification through the New Paltz Art Education program, students must complete two semesters of a language other than English. Students with no previous language study must complete a two-semester sequence in a language (6 credits, 101 and 102); students who can be placed at an intermediate or advanced level must complete one course (3 credits, 201 or higher).