Art Education Major

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(See Education Department for specific requirements in Education to receive Licensure)

The Art Education Major at Simpson thoroughly prepares students to teach art from Kindergarten through High School. The art program is complimented by a distinguished Education Department, and together the two departments ensure that students meet all State mandated requirements for gaining certification to teach art. The instructor who teaches Art Education, Bob Kling, was the chair of the Indianola High School Art Department for 22 years. He brings extensive experience to the program.

Students will complete 10 courses plus a capstone in addition to the required licensure courses.

Art Education Core:

Art 121: Basic Drawing
Art 131: Foundation of Design I-2D
Art 132: Foundations of Design II-3D
Art 233: Art Major Seminar
Art 360 Elementary Art Methods
Art 361 Secondary Art Methods

Studio Skills Concentration – 3 studio courses selected from 3 different areas of the 5 studio concentration areas: Drawing, Painting, Pottery, Photography or Graphic Design.

Two Art History courses selected from Art 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206

Successful completion of the sophomore portfolio requirement by the end of the second year.


Art 385: Senior Seminar
Educational Portfolio (1 credit)

Additional Courses Required for Licensure

Edu 388: Student Teaching (16 credits)
Edu 389: Student Teaching Seminar (1 credit)