Jan 27, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Fine Arts, Art Education Concentration, B.F.A.

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(Leading to the B.F.A. in Education Degree with endorsement, Grades K-12)

The degree Bachelor of Fine Arts, concentration in art education, prepares individuals to become art teachers in Grades K-12. The program for licensure in Art Education is designed to provide students with a broad liberal arts component, a program of professional studies, and a major in the teaching field. The purpose of the program, in keeping with the overall purpose of teacher education at Tennessee Technological University, is to foster the intellectual and creative growth of the preservice teacher, to provide the knowledge and skills necessary to become competent in communication and instruction, to develop the knowledge and skills in the content area necessary to the teacher to adapt the content to the needs of students, and to provide the teacher the means to acquire and implement strategies for developing creativity in students, regardless of the socioeconomic or physical/mental limitations of these students. With an Art Education degree, you can:

  • Teach art in the public schools.
  • Work in the education department of an art museum.
  • Work as a recreation counselor in homes for the elderly.
  • Have a good foundation to continue graduate work in Art Therapy.
  • Teach art in day care centers.
  • Teach art in after-school programs.
  • Continue on with graduate studies and teach art in a university setting.


Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

First Semester

Choose three semester hours from the following:

Total: 16

Second Semester

Choose three semester hours from the following:

Total: 15

Senior Year

First Semester

Total: 13

Total: 12

Guided Electives

Foreign language one-year sequence in single foreign language: 

FREN 1010  & FREN 1020 , OR FREN 2010  & FREN 2020 , OR GERM 1010  & GERM 1020 , OR GERM 2010  & GERM 2020 , OR SPAN 1010  & SPAN 1020 , OR SPAN 2010  & SPAN 2020 .


1 This course not included in 120-hour curriculum.
2 Studio Emphasis hours can be divided between two media.
3 Must submit evidence of current First Aid/CPR Training.

Students must earn a “C” or better in all courses in order to gain credit. 

In the BFA concentration in art education only, the general education core requirement in humanities and/or fine arts is fulfilled by ART 2000 - Art History Survey I  and ART 2020 - Art History Survey II , in combination with the approved literature course selected by the student for the total of the 9 credit hour requirement.

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