Visual arts majors may pursue an emphasis in K-12 Teacher certification. It is designed to provide art majors the opportunity to acquire knowledge and experience in art while earning certification to teach in the state of SC.

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Students graduating from Lander University with recommendation for teacher certification complete student teaching, coursework and testing requirements for recommendation for certification in South Carolina consistent with the College of Education’s conceptual framework. This framework provides direction for programs, courses, teaching and teacher candidate assessment.

 

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

  1. Integrates content knowledge and skills of scholarly inquiry to teach all students;
  2. Plans, provides and assesses learning experiences that are supported by research, knowledge of best practice and professional standards;
  3. Communicates and collaborates with diverse populations (students, educators, families and community members) exhibiting professional behaviors and dispositions; and
  4. Engages in reflection and professional development to foster student learning and inform instructional decisions.

 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Note: The information below provides convenient links to some of the courses required for this degree; however, it should not be used as a course registration guide. Please refer to the official Lander University Academic Catalog for the most accurate and up-to-date program requirements.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS1  CREDIT
HOURS
A. Core Skills

 

  ENGL 101 Writing and Inquiry I 3
  ENGL 102 Writing and Inquiry II 3
   

Approved Mathematics

3

B. Humanities and Fine Arts
     (6 hours selected from 2 different disciplines)

6
C. Behavioral and Social Perspectives 6
  PSYC 101 General Psychology 3
    Approved Behavioral and Social Perspectives (not Psychology) 3
D. Scientific and Mathematical Reasoning  
    Approved Science or Mathematics 3
    Approved Lab Science 4
E. Founding Documents of the United States  
  HIST 111

United States History to 1877
OR POLS 101 American National Government

3
F. World Cultures 3
G. LINK 101 1
University Requirement  
  FALS 101 15 FALS-approved events

0

Total General Education Requirements 35

For approved courses see the General Education section

 

MAJOR PROGRAM CORE REQUIREMENTS CREDIT
HOURS
ART 103 Drawing I 3
ART 104 Drawing II 3
ART 105 Basic Design I 3
ART 106 Basic Design II 3
ART 111 Art History I 3
ART 112 Art History II 3
ART 202 Sculpture I 3
ART 203 Photography I 3
ART 204 Graphic Design I 3
ART 205 Painting I 3
ART 207 Ceramics I 3
ART 499 Art Issues 1

 

MAJOR PROGRAM ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS CREDIT
HOURS
ART 301 Art, Culture, and Community 3
ART 451 Secondary Methods for the Art Teacher 3

Art Studio (select 2)
ART 302ART 303ART 304ART 305ART 306ART 307ART 320ART 321
ART 322ART 323ART 350ART 352*, ART 402ART 403ART 404ART 405
ART 406ART 407ART 408

*only 1 summer travel course may be included

6
Art History (select 2)
ART 311ART 312ART 314ART 315ART 316ART 317ART 371ART 372
6
Total Major Program Requirements 52

 

TEACHER CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS CREDIT
HOURS
EDUC 203 2Field Experience I 0.5
EDUC 223 1General Pedagogy 3
EDUC 240 1Child Growth and the Educational Process 3
EDUC 329 2Field Experience II 0.5
EDUC 429 2Clinical Practice A 1
EDUC 499 2Teacher Education Seminar 1
EDUC 461 2Clinical Practice B 11
SPED 223 1PreK-12 Students with Diverse Learning Needs 3
1Reading and Writing Content Area
EDUC 300 or EDUC 320
3
   
Total Teacher Certification Requirements 26
Additional Electives 7
TOTAL FOR BS DEGREE 120
  • For formal admission to the visual arts with teacher certification major, see Student Eligibility on page 68-69 of the catalog.
  • Students must earn a “C” or better in all program requirement courses.
  • 1A grade of “C” or better is required in these Teacher Education courses.
  • 2A grade of “B” or better is required in these Teacher Education courses.
  • Coursework must include at least 30 hours earned in 300 or above level courses, of which 12 hours must be in the major.
  • See the 4-year major guide for recommended order in which to take courses

 

Student Eligibility

The Lander art program is one that emphasizes the philosophy that “those who teach must also do.” Therefore, our teacher training program provides the student with a solid background in the fine arts, with a variety of experiences from which to draw upon in the classroom, as well as being a source for developing personal interests.
Students enrolled in Secondary or PK-12:

Freshman Year: Take PRAXIS Core or provide proof of 1100+ SAT or 22+ ACT and earn a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher. Students who do not earn the minimum GPA of 2.75 by the end of their Freshman Year are moved from the program to the Visual Art major.

Sophomore Year: Apply for admission to major in Teacher Education; pass the Screening Interview; and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher. Students who do not maintain the minimum GPA of 2.75 are moved from the program to the Visual Art major.

Junior Year: Apply for student teaching; earn professional education GPA 3.00 or higher; and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher. Students who do not maintain the minimum GPA of 2.75 are moved from the program to the Visual Art major. Students must pass the PRAXIS II content area exam prior to taking EDUC 461 and are advised to take the exam during the summer between Junior and Senior year.

Senior Year: Pass Content Area Exams (PRAXIS II) prior to taking EDUC 461 complete PPAT Teacher Certification Assessment during Clinical Practice; earn professional education GPA of 3.00 or higher; and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher; submit Graduation Application; and complete FALS requirements. Students who do not maintain the minimum GPA of 2.75 are moved from the program to the Visual Art major. Students who do not meet all requirements will not earn teacher certification in visual art.