2020-2021 Academic Catalog

B.S.Ed. in Art: Secondary Education

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Program Description

The Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.) in Art: Secondary Education degree is designed for students seeking to teach art in K-12 school settings. Through this program, students build knowledge of pedagogical principles as well as studio art and art history. This undergraduate degree program meets all education requirements for teaching certification in Pennsylvania.

Delivery Mode

Traditional (on campus)


This undergraduate degree program is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Cal U's education programs have also been accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) since 1954, and we are continuing with the successor organization, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).


The following eight-semester schedule of courses provides a recommended framework for completing this program of study in four years.

Course Credits
Freshman Year  
First Semester 16
ART 110  Drawing I 3
ENG 101  English Composition I 3
MAT Course 3
PSY 100  General Psychology 3
UNI 100  First-Year Seminar 1
General Education Course (Health or Science) 3
Second Semester 15
ART 119  Design 2-D 3
ESP 210  Special Education Foundations and Collaboration 3
English Course 3
Math Course 3
General Education Course 3
Sophomore Year  
Third Semester 15
ART 120  Design 3-D 3
ART 382  Ceramics Studio 3
PSY 206  Adolescent Psychology 3
SEC 210  Introduction to Secondary Education 3
SEC 220  Standards-based Education in Secondary Education 3
Fourth Semester 15
ART 212  Art History 1
ART 383  Painting 3
EDU 310  Teaching in a Multicultural Society 3
EDU 333  Technology in Teaching and Learning 3
ESP 311  Assessment and Positive Behavior Interventions 3
Junior Year  
Fifth Semester 15
ART 214  Art History 2 3
ART 385  Sculpture Studio 3
SEC 310  Instructional Strategies in Secondary Education 3
SEC 350  Content Area Literacy 3
SEC 360  Technology Integration in Secondary Education 3
Sixth Semester 15
ART 243  Intro to Asian 3
ART 350  Printmaking: Relief  OR  ART 351 Printmaking: Intaglio 3
ART Elective 3
SEC 400  Classroom Management 3
SEC 420  Assessments and Interventions in Secondary Education 3
Senior Year  
Seventh Semester 15
ART 376  Jewelry/Metals: Casting  OR  ART 377 Jewelry/Metals: Fabrication 3
ART Elective 3
EDU 350  Supporting English Language Learners
ESP 413  Evidence-based Practices for Secondary Education 3
SEC 391  Teaching of Art 3
Eighth Semester 15
SEC 460 Professional Practices in Secondary Education 3
SEC 461 Student Teaching Practicum 12
Total 120

Additional Requirements

Undergraduate secondary education majors are required to:

  • Maintain a GPA of 2.80.
  • Pass the required PAPA exams.
  • Have Act 34, 151 and 114 clearances for formal Admission to Teacher Education.

A GPA of 3.00 and passing scores for Praxis II are needed to apply for a Recommendation for Student Teaching.

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