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2009-2010 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Fine Arts Education, B.S.Ed.


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This program leads to certification as a teacher of the visual arts in all grades in New York state. The aim of this program is to provide prospective teachers with comprehensive knowledge and skills in the fine arts which, together with fundamental courses in education, will lead to public school teaching. Special subject programs are designed to blend on-campus preparation with field experiences in a variety of school settings, culminating in full-time student teaching. Literacy, multicultural education, and information technology are integrated throughout all aspects of the programs. This program is in conformity with standards for art teacher preparation published by the National Art Education Association, the New York State Art Education Association, and the New York State Learning Standards for the Arts.

Assistant Professor Zwirn, Adviser

Program Requirements - Total Semester Hours: 129


After completing a minimum of 45 semester hours of college course work, the student should apply for admission to the School of Education, Health and Human Services through the Department of Curriculum and Teaching. For admission policies and procedures, see Secondary Education, Undergraduate Programs.

The B.S. in Education degree in fine arts education requires the following:

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1. The Successful Completion of 129 Semester Hours


The successful completion of 129 semester hours with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 or better in all course work and a GPA of 2.5 or better in fine arts course work.

2. Liberal Arts


At least 64 semester hours must be in the liberal arts and sciences.

3. Residence Requirements


There are two requirements that ordinarily must be completed in residence at Hofstra: 29 semester hours of course work in education, including student teaching; and the last 30 semester hours taken. (Education courses need not be included within the last 30 semester hours.)

4. The Following General and Major Requirements


a) WSC


WSC 1 & 2 and a passing score on the Writing Proficiency Exam. (See University Degree Requirements), 6 s.h.

b) Philosophy


Philosophy, 3 s.h.: PHI 10, 14, or 20

c) Humanities


d) Language


Language other than English, 0-3 s.h.: completion of 3 s.h. in a college level language other than English, or; 3 s.h. placement equivalency. Three semester hours of American Sign Language (REHB 191) will satisfy this requirement, but will not provide liberal arts and sciences credit.  

e) Social Science


6 s.h. including:

f) Natural Science


Natural science and mathematics/computer science, 9 semester hours including: natural science, 3 s.h.; mathematics, 3 s.h.; and computer science, 3 s.h.

g) Fine Arts and Art History


Fine arts and art History, 57 semester hours including:

FA 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 27, 45, 80, 170 and 199; RTVF 1; AH 3, 4, and either AH 103, 114, 118, 161 or 165; and 3 s.h. FA or AH elective, chosen under advisement. Students are also required to complete 6 semester hours in one of the following areas of specialization:

  • ceramics (FA 80A, 81, 82, 83, 180 or 180A)
  • graphic design (FA 51, 51A, 158 or 159G)
  • painting (FA 45A, 46, 47, 48, 160 or 166)
  • photography (FA 170A, 170B, 170E, 170F, 170G, 170H, 170X, 170Y or 171)
  • sculpture (FA 58, 59, 161 or 167)

Alternatively, the specialization requirement can be met with 9 semester hours in metalsmithing (FA 70, 120, 121, 122 or 123).

Reports based on museum visits are required of students in some fine arts courses.

Footnotes


* Participation/observation in secondary school are required in each of the following courses:

  • SED 102 - Field Placement-grades 7-9 (20 clock hours)
  • SED 151 - Field Placement-grades 7-12 (20 clock hours)
  • SED 152 - Field Placement-grades 7-12 (30 clock hours)
  • SPED 102 - Field Placement-grades 7-12 (20 clock hours)
  • LYST 101 - Field Placement-grades 7-12 (10 clock hours)

Students receiving a grade lower than C- in a professional education course must repeat the course and receive a grade of C or higher in order to remain in the program.

Student Teaching Prerequisites


After completing at least 19 semester hours of professional education course work and an adviser audit of content area course work, students may apply for admission to student teaching. Application forms may be obtained in the Office of Field Placement. Admission criteria are as follows:

  1. A cumulative GPA of 2.75 or better on overall course work or permission of adviser
  2. No grades lower than C- and no unresolved INC grades in professional education course work
  3. A GPA of 2.5 or higher in fine arts content courses

Graduation Requirements


Graduation from the program requires:

  1. Completion of all graduation requirements for the bachelor’s degree in the major content area in which the certification will be sought;
  2. Completion of all course requirements for the co-major in the concentration area within secondary education;
  3. No grades lower than C- and no unresolved INC grades in professional course work;
  4. A minimum GPA of 2.75 in overall course work;
  5. A minimum GPA of 2.5 in the major area in which the certification will be sought;
  6. An electronic portfolio, illustrating the student’s education course work and professional accomplishments.

Teacher Certification Requirements


Upon the successful completion of a teacher education program, students will be eligible to apply for the University’s recommendation for New York state certification. For Initial Certification, students are required to have passing scores on each of the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations (NYSTCE): the Liberal Arts and Sciences Test (LAST) and the Assessment of Teaching Skills–Written (ATS-W), and the Content Specialty Test (CST). Students not receiving passing scores on all three examinations will not be eligible for certification.

Note


It is strongly recommended that students complete the Liberal Arts and Sciences Test (LAST) of the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations prior to student teaching and the Assessment of Teaching Skills–Written (ATS-W), and the Content Specialty Test (CST) during student teaching. All three NYSTCE’s should be completed prior to graduation. Students not receiving passing scores on all three examinations will not be eligible for certification.

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