The program of studies in visual arts with teacher certification is accredited by both the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

art educationStudents 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. The framework is built on the conceptual model of the “Professional Educator” as one who demonstrates these Learner Outcomes:

The Professional Educator

  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
Humanities and Fine Arts

6

Approved Behavioral and Social Perspectives 3

PSYC 101

3
Scientific and Mathematical Reasoning 7
ENGL 101 3
ENGL 102 3
Approved Mathematics 3
Approved Foreign Language 3
LINK 101 1
FALS 101 (15 FALS-approved events) 0
Approved General Education Electives2

10

Total General Education Requirements 42

For approved courses see the General Education section
2 Students are required to take at least one Global Issues and Cultures course prior to graduation

 

MAJOR PROGRAM CORE REQUIREMENTS CREDIT HOURS
ART 103 3
ART 104 3
ART 105 3
ART 106 3
ART 111 3
ART 112 3
ART 202 3
ART 203 3
ART 204 3
ART 205 3
ART 207 3
ART 499 1

 

MAJOR PROGRAM ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS CREDIT HOURS
ART 301 3
ART 451 3
Art Studio
ART 302ART 303ART 304ART 305ART 306ART 307ART 350
ART 402ART 403ART 404ART 405ART 406ART 407ART 408
3
Art Studio
ART 302ART 303ART 304ART 305ART 306ART 307ART 350
ART 352ART 402ART 403ART 404ART 405ART 406ART 407ART 408
3
Art History
ART 309ART 310ART 311ART 312ART 314ART 315ART 316
ART 371ART 372
3
Total Major Program Requirements 49

 

TEACHER CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS CREDIT HOURS
EDUC 203 0.5
EDUC 223 3
EDUC 240 3
EDUC 300
or
EDUC 320
3
EDUC 329 0.5
EDUC 429 1
EDUC 499 1
EDUC 461 11
SPED 223 3
   
Total Teacher Certification Requirements 26
Additional Electives 3
TOTAL FOR BS DEGREE 120
  • Students must earn a “C” or better in 100-level art courses before proceeding to the sophomore studio courses and also maintain at least a 2.3 GPA in art courses in order to graduate with a major in Visual Arts.
  • Students must earn a “C” or better in all program requirement 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:

Initial Level (First Year)

  1. Participate in initial Advising and Induction.
  2. Take PRAXIS Core or exempt with 22 ACT or 1100 SAT score.
  3. Maintain a 3.0 GPA in all professional courses; achieve a grade of “B” or higher in each field experience; achieve a grade of “C” or higher in all EDUC, ECED, and SPED courses (see catalog for further details, including each department's GPA requirements within the specific content area).

Provisional Level (Second Year)

  1. Complete Initial Level requirements.
  2. Complete a SLED check.
  3. Display professional dispositions and behavior at target levels.
  4. Obtain a minimum 2.75 GPA on Lander coursework; maintain a 3.0 GPA in all professional courses; achieve a grade of “B” or higher in each field experience; achieve a grade of “C” or higher in all EDUC, ECED, and SPED courses (see catalog for further details, including each department's GPA requirements within the specific content area).
  5. Pass PRAXIS Core or exempt with 22 ACT or 1100 SAT score.
  6. Submit Sophomore Portfolio.
  7. Gather and submit references.
  8. Successfully complete an (April) oral interview with Teacher Education faculty.
  9. Successfully complete other reviews as required by departments in specific content areas.

Formal Level (Third Year)

  1. Complete Provisional Level requirements.
  2. Display professional dispositions and behavior at target levels.
  3. Obtain a minimum 2.75 GPA on Lander coursework; maintain a 3.0 GPA in all professional courses; achieve a grade of “B” or higher in each field experience; achieve a grade of “C” or higher in all EDUC, ECED, and SPED courses (see catalog for further details, including each department's GPA requirements within the specific content area).
  4. Participate in Induction and Pinning Ceremony.
  5. Successfully complete departmental requirements for PRAXIS II.
  6. Successfully complete other departmental requirements, reviews, projects, or milestones.

Candidate Level (Fourth Year)

  1. Complete Formal Level requirements.
  2. Complete FALS requirements before student teaching semester.
  3. Enter candidacy with formal admission to the teacher education program.
  4. Display professional dispositions and behavior at target levels.
  5. Obtain a minimum 2.75 GPA on Lander coursework; maintain a 3.0 GPA in all professional courses; achieve a grade of “B” or higher in each field experience; achieve a grade of “C” or higher in all EDUC, ECED, and SPED courses (see catalog for further details, including each department's GPA requirements within the specific content area).
  6. Successfully complete departmental requirements for PRAXIS II.
  7. Successfully complete departmental requirements for PLT.
  8. Successfully complete other departmental requirements, reviews, projects, or milestones.