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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Art Education

Page address: https://www.mnsu.edu/programs/arteducation.html
Department Art
College Arts & Humanities
Program Website http://www.mnsu.edu/artdept/arteducation.html
Undergraduate Degree Type(s) BS
Program Description

The BS degree in Art Education offers a strong foundation in art history, experience with a broad scope of studio areas, a 12-credit concentration in a self-selected studio area and a solid foundation in Art Education teaching theory.  The Art Education program at Minnesota State Mankato will prepare you to teach K-12 grades as well as offer experiences with community and museum education. The professional education sequence, which includes student teaching, is taken in collaboration with the College of Education, KSP Program: http://ed.mnsu.edu/ksp/

Combined, the Art Education program offers strong preparation for the important responsibility of teaching the visual arts to children and being a strong leader and advocate for the arts in the community.

Admission Requirements Admission to Major is granted by the department.
Minimum University admission requirements are:
  • a minimum of 32 earned semester credit hours
  • a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
Other Requirements The Art Department foundation core includes: beginning drawing and design courses, art history survey, and initial courses in studio specializations. These courses are designed to prepare students for advanced study in studio areas. The curricular structure, content, and time that the program requires is consistent with that expected of a liberal arts degree. The art education requirement includes courses in both elementary and secondary art methods, as well as focused study in issues pertinent for art educators. Clinical experiences for learning to teach art occur in area pubic schools and community art programs. BS candidates are required to participate in a capstone exhibition upon the completion of the program.
Program Contact Information Department of Art
136 Nelson Hall
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Mankato MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-6412
Fax: 507-389-2816
Email: connie.dernerke@mnsu.edu
Program Director

College of Arts & Humanities Advising
Student Relations Coordinator
226B Armstrong Hall
507-389-1712

Department of Art
Dr. Gina Wenger
Email:gina.wenger@mnsu.edu
 

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