Academic Catalog 2024-2025

Art (Teacher Certification Concentration), Bachelor of Arts

The University Core Curriculum is the same across all undergraduate bachelor's programs.   Please consult the academic advisor for your designated major before selecting courses in this area.


General Education Core Curriculum42
Major Requirements50
Other Requirements1
Total Hours123

General Education Core Curriculum (Standard)1

ENGL 1301Freshman English I3
ENGL 1302Freshman English II3
Select one of the following:3
MATH 1332Contemporary Mathematics I3
MATH 1314College Algebra3
MATH 1324Math and Business and Econ I3
MATH 2312Precalculus Math3
Life and Physical Sciences
CHEM 1311Chemistry I3
Science Elective 33
Language, Philosophy, and Culture
ENG 2XX 43
Creative Arts
ARTS 1301Topics in Contemp Art & Cultur3
American History
HIST 1301Soc & Pol Hist US to 18773
HIST 1302Soc & Pol Hist US Since 18773
Government/Political Science
POLS 2305American Government3
POLS 2306Texas Government3
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Institutional Options
PSYC 2301General Psychology3
COMM 1321Business & Professional Comm3
or COMM 1315 Public Address
EDCI 2310Ins Tec3
Total Hours54

Students should be advised by a major advisor prior to registering for any credit, particularly any core curriculum credit as listed.


(N) represents the number of course credits.


Life and Physical Science elective includes: CHEM 1312 Chemistry II, BIOL 2301 Human Anat & Phys IGEOL 1303 Introduction To The Earth, PHYS 1315 Prin of Phys Sci, PHYS 1301 College Physics I, PHYS 1302 College Physics II, PHYS 2325 University Physics I


ENGL 2332 World Literature I, ENGL 2333 World Literature II, ENGL 2326 American Literature, or ENGL 2328 African-American Literature 

 Major (Art)

ART 131Drawing & Composition I3
ART 132Drawing & Composition II3
ART 133Creative Design I3
ART 134Creative Design II3
ART 201Art Seminar (taken 8x )2
ART 231Elementary Painting I3
ART 232Elementary Painting II3
ART 233Intro to Computer Genrtd Art3
ART 235Medieval & Renaissance Art3
ART 236Baroque & Modern Art3
ART 321Life Sketch I3
ART 322Life Sketch II3
ART 331Sculpture I3
ART 335Intermediate Painting I3
ART 337Printmaking I3
ART 400Exhibition3
ART 434Mural Painting3
Total Hours50

In order to earn 2 credits in ART 201 Art Seminar, students must enroll in the course two times for 1 credit. In addition, it should be taken an additiona; 6 times for 0 credit and pass/fail grades only. Thus, ART 201 Art Seminar should be taken each semester for 8 semesters.

Other Requirements

FS 102Freshman Seminar/ first Year Experience1
Total Hours1


Enroll in the College of Education Certification program & art studies courses
EDCI 310Field Based I Perf Focus Tchng3
EDCI 328Field Based -II Perf Focus Tch3
EDCI 339Classrm Mngt3
EDCI 350Desgng & Implg Inst/Assessment3
RDG 401Div Pop3
ART Studies/Certification
ARTS 1315Intro African Art3
ART 3392-D Art and Artists3
ART 370Studies in Art I3
Total Hours30

30 hours are required for professional certification in all level art education. Students must earn grades of “c” or higher in all courses, including the Core Curriculum.

Degree plan consists of 120 hours and 3 additional credit hours for completion of certification requirements.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterHours
ENGL 1301 Freshman English I 3
Select one of the following: 3
College Algebra
Plane Trigonometry
Math and Business and Econ I
CHEM 1311
Chemistry I 1
or Survey of Life Science
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 1 3
ART 131 Drawing & Composition I 3
Art Seminar
FS 102 Freshman Seminar/ first Year Experience 1
Second Semester
ENGL 1302 Freshman English II 3
Life Physical Science Option 3
ARTS 1301 Topics in Contemp Art & Cultur 3
COMM 1321
Business & Professional Comm
or Public Address
ART 132 Drawing & Composition II 3
Art Seminar
Second Year
Third Semester
POLS 2305 American Government 3
HIST 1301 Soc & Pol Hist US to 1877 3
ART 133 Creative Design I 3
Art Seminar
ART 231 Elementary Painting I 3
Fourth Semester
POLS 2306 Texas Government 3
HIST 1302 Soc & Pol Hist US Since 1877 3
EDCI 2310 Ins Tec 3
ART 134 Creative Design II 3
Art Seminar
ART 232 Elementary Painting II 3
Third Year
Fifth Semester
Art Seminar
ART 235 Medieval & Renaissance Art 3
ART 321 Life Sketch I 3
ART 331 Sculpture I 3
ART 434 Mural Painting 3
ART 339 2-D Art and Artists 3
Sixth Semester
Art Seminar
ART 236 Baroque & Modern Art 3
ART 335 Intermediate Painting I 3
ART 337 Printmaking I 3
ART 322 Life Sketch II 3
ART 233 Intro to Computer Genrtd Art 3
Fourth Year
Seventh Semester
ART 201 Art Seminar 1
EDCI 310 Field Based I Perf Focus Tchng 3
EDCI 339 Classrm Mngt 3
ART 370 Studies in Art I 3
ARTS 1315 Intro African Art 3
Eighth Semester
ART 201 Art Seminar 1
EDCI 328 Field Based -II Perf Focus Tch 3
EDCI 350 Desgng & Implg Inst/Assessment 3
RDG 401 Div Pop 3
ART 400 Exhibition 3
Ninth Semester
 Total Hours123

Recommended option to satisfy related component area in the General Education core.