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Art Education Graduate Program Courses

Fall Quarter:

Course Number: 2011 701-01
Title:  Methods I: Art Education Methods/Materials 5 credits

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
The course will explore the process of teaching art in the public/private school classroom and focus on specific information and theories relevant to the teaching of visual art. Students will be encouraged to explore highly structured as well as highly experimental approaches to teaching art. Projects will include lesson-planning, unit planning, investigating new technologies, urban education, action research, and other relevant topics, such as: human development, students with disabilities, multiple intelligences, assessment processes and personal inquiry as reflective practice.

This course is restricted to Art Education Graduate Students

 

Course Number: 2011-751-01
Title:  History of Art Education 2 credits

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course will investigate & explore the history of art education. Projects will include presentations, relevant readings, research activities, and an in-depth paper.  Students will be expected to complete weekly reading assignments. In a seminar format, the students realize the course objectives through participatory means. Interdisciplinary in nature, the course is thematic and emphasizes performance on the part of the student in dynamic dialogue on course topics. The course content focuses on subjects relative to the history of art education (people, processes, products and places,) critical thinking and contextual historical issues. Students are expected to write critical essays and questions and to participate in weekly small and large format discussion groups. On-line technology is utilized in addition to slide lectures, videotapes and other forms of media.

This course is restricted to Art Education Graduate Students

 

Course Number: 2011-751-02
Title:  Child Development in Art 3 credits

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Graduate students in art education will explore: a range of perspectives on developmental theories: the creation, and understanding of children’s art; and approaches to teaching art to children in a B-12 setting. Resources from the areas of psychology, sociology and art education are investigated.

This course is restricted to Art Education Graduate Students

 

Winter Quarter:

Course Number: 2011 702-01
Title:  Methods II: Art Education Methods/Materials 5 credits

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course is a continuation of Methods I. In this course students will further explore the process of teaching art in the public/private school classroom and focus on specific information and theories relevant to the teaching of visual art with the specific goals of defining a teaching methodology that meets State and National Standards. Students will be encouraged to explore highly structured as well as highly experimental approaches to teaching art. Projects will include lesson-planning, unit planning, investigating new technologies, urban education, action research, and other relevant topics, such as: human development, students with disabilities, multiple intelligences, assessment processes and personal inquiry as reflective practice.

This course is restricted to Art Education Graduate Students

 

Course Number: 2011752-71
Title:  Multicultural Education: Issues in Art Education 4 credits

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course will explore a range of perspectives on multicultural issues in the visual arts and education. The focus will be on making connections with contemporary multicultural art;  the implementation of lesson plans based on multicultural issues for the art education classroom; and an examination of curriculum and policy issues. Resources from the areas of contemporary art, cultural studies, the visual arts and education will be investigated.

The course content focuses on subjects relative to multicultural education. Students are expected to write critical essays, develop a personal inquiry and to participate in weekly discussion groups. On-line technology is utilized in addition to slide lectures, videotapes and other forms of media.

This course is restricted to Art Education Graduate Students

 

Course Number: 2011752-70
Title:  US Ed History Concepts: Contemporary Issues in Art Education 4 credits

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course will explore a range of perspectives on contemporary theories in education related to the field of art education. The focus will be on contemporary issues in art and in the classroom. Social, political and cultural issues are important issues for art educators to reflect on and be active in. Developing an Issues-Based educational philosophy is relevant for today’s classroom. Teaching in the k-12 classroom intersects with the day-to-day lives of our students and their world. Through a thoughtful investigation into the varied and complex issues in our contemporary lives, we can bring relevant teaching strategies and content to the classroom. Resources from the areas of educational history, theory, feminism & feminist pedagogy, critical pedagogy and art education will be investigated.

This course is restricted to Art Education Graduate Students

 

Course Number: 2011820-01
Title:  Seminar in Art Education 3 credits

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course supports the student who is currently student teaching. In this course students will explore the day-to-day issues they experience in their student teaching experiences. The focus will be on making connections with theory, state and national standards and reflecting on student experience to address overall goals of the program. Students focus on the following areas to meet NYSED requirements: Content/Subject matter knowledge, pedagogical knowledge, teaching skills, curriculum development, assessment and professional skills. The development of a teaching portfolio occurs in conjunction with a culminating project. On-line technology is utilized in addition to slide lectures, videotapes and other forms of media.

This course is restricted to Art Education Graduate Students

 

Course Number: 2011753-71
Title:  Professional Practices 3 credits

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course supports the student currently student teaching. This course focuses on the development and preparation for a career in art education in the k-12 visual arts classroom The focus will be on understanding the requirements for entry into the field and reflecting on the day-to-day professional responsibilities of an art teacher. Goals for excellence in teaching and State and National standards are investigated and addressed. On-line technology is utilized in addition to slide lectures, videotapes and other forms of media.

This course is restricted to Art Education Graduate Students

 

Course Number: 2011 860-01
Title:  Practice teaching/ Student Teaching 9 credits

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
The student teaching experience is the single most important activity of the M.S.T. program.  It is designed to provide the student with experiences and challenges, which will help them to further develop into the art teacher they are becoming. Two student teaching placements are arranged for each student for the duration of 7 weeks each. Students are assigned a cooperating teacher and a college supervisor for each setting. A student Teaching Handbook is provided.

This course is restricted to Art Education Graduate Students