Academic Catalog 2023-2024

Art Education Major

Major Requirements

This major prepares students to be recommended by the Concordia College department of education for Minnesota licensure to teach art in grades K-12. To be eligible to complete this major, the student must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program. 

The requirements for a major in art education, are 52 credits plus 35 credits in education:

ART 111Two-Dimensional Foundations4
ART 112Three-Dimensional Foundations4
HART 155History in Art I: Origins to the Early Renaissance 14
HART 156History in Art II: Renaissance to Impressionism4
Select 4 credits in each of the following studio areas:28
Beginning Drawing: ART 130
Painting: ART 320 or ART 402
Ceramics: ART 330 or ART 403
Sculpture: ART 340 or ART 404
Printmaking: ART 350 or ART 405
Graphic Design: ART 370
Photography: ART/COM 368 or ART 409
Select two of the following 2-credit intermediate studio courses as concentration areas:4
Intermediate Drawing
Intermediate Painting
Intermediate Ceramics
Intermediate Sculpture
Intermediate Printmaking
Graphic Design II
Intermediate Studio
Intermediate Photography
PHIL 333Philosophy of Art4
EDUC 371Methods of Teaching in Art: Elementary and Secondary (required methods of teaching course)4
Successful completion of the secondary/K-12 required coursework 235
Total Hours91

It is recommended that HART 155 History in Art I: Origins to the Early Renaissance be taken during the freshman or sophomore year.


See Education: Coursework in Secondary/K-12 Education

Senior art teaching majors must participate in the Senior Art Exhibition. The teaching major in art qualifies graduates to teach art from kindergarten through grade 12.

Degree and Graduation Requirements
In addition to the program-specific requirements listed above, all students must complete the graduation requirements specified for their degree.  See the Degree and Graduation Requirements section for more information.