B.F.A. in Teacher of Visual Arts in Urban Schools (Pre-K-Grade 12)
The 128-credit B.F.A. in Teacher of Visual Arts in Urban Schools (Pre-K-Grade 12) leads to the degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts and eligibility for initial NYS certification in Art Education, pre-kindergarten to grade 12. It prepares students to teach art at any grade level.
The program of study in Art Education includes a full major in the Department of Visual Arts with 25 credits in Teaching and Learning, including 6 credits of methods courses cross-listed between Teaching and Learning and Art.
The program is divided into a pre-professional stage and a professional stage. All students are welcome to take six credits of pre-professional courses. Students must meet specific criteria for progression into the professional stage, admission to student teaching, and graduation.
Students graduating from the program are eligible for NYS certification once they have passed all required portions of the New York State Teacher Certification Exam (NYSTCE). The SOE Certification Officer assists students in applying for certification when all requirements are met.