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Art Education, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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The undergraduate program in Art Education prepares students to teach grades K-12—focusing on curriculum for junior or senior high school. The Art Education curriculum is a combination of Studio, Art History and Museum Practices, and service learning opportunities that prepares students for more advanced training to become an art educator either in schools or museums. In the fifth year graduate credentialing program, students are immersed in education classes and have opportunities to student teach with excellent Master Teachers in Humboldt County.

The art education curriculum is a combination of service learning experiences, studio art courses, and art history. The lower division core classes give students a working facility with a wide range of art media, styles, and equipment. This strong foundation is critical for effectively teaching a range of arts. Upper division courses provide students with the opportunity to concentrate in a particular studio area and master the pedagogical skills needed to develop art curricula that engage an increasingly diverse student body.

Students have the opportunity to develop curriculum and teach art in HSU's Studio School for children and teens, as well as in local area schools. Art education students also help to prepare local high school students to serve as docents at local galleries and museums.

Students who enter our fifth-year credentialing program are immersed in education classes and have opportunities to teach with excellent master teachers in Humboldt County. Students must apply for this program and pass a competency assessment of subject matter, which takes place during the spring semester of their senior year.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Beginning Drawing
  • Introduction to Art History
  • Color& Design
  • Beginning Painting
  • Beginning Graphic Design
  • Life Drawing I
  • Begininng Photography
  • Curr & Devl-Art Education I
  • Service Learning in Art Ed.
  • Beginning Sculpture
  • Upper Division Art History
  • Contemporary Art & theory
  • Beginning Ceramics
  • 3 Upper Div. Studio Electives

English Language Requirements

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

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    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • Application Fee of U.S. $55.00 (non-refundable)
  • A Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale on high school coursework
  • Official Transcripts of Academic Records
  • Proof of English Proficiency
  • Photocopy of the passport

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7676 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7676 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    7676 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7676 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Arcata

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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