Secondary Teacher Preparation in Art
The Art Education Emphasis is designed to create reflective, informed, caring, and capable artists who are skilled in using interpersonal and creative tools for teaching careers in California schools at the secondary level (grades 6-12). Students interested in earning a State of California Single Subject Teaching Credential in Art must fulfill all the requirements for the major in Studio Arts (STAR) with an Emphasis in Art Education (ARTE), the requirements for a minor in Secondary Education (SEED), and the requirements for a single subject credential in Art (SECR). With the help of their advisor, students can carefully design a schedule to complete the program during their four years at LMU. Students who seek graduation with an Art Education Emphasis and a teaching credential should ideally declare the Art Education Emphasis as a freshman.
The LMU Secondary Teacher Preparation Program in Art is approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. The Department of Art and Art History is a fully accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.
Students should consult with the Director/Advisor of Secondary Teacher Preparation Program in Art, Professor Terry Lenihan (firstname.lastname@example.org 310.338.4409) to sign up for the program and to discuss their course of study.
Please contact the School of Education at email@example.com for information about all available Secondary Teacher Preparation Programs (STPP). All students interested in teaching Art in middle schools or high schools should meet with their departmental advisors as soon as possible and must also attend a mandatory School of Education Undergraduate Information Session. Please call 310.338.7845 to obtain the next scheduled meeting time and to confirm attendance. The advisor for STPP students regarding the School of Education is Michael Cersosimo (Michael.Cersosimo@lmu.edu, 310.258.8806).
The Center for Undergraduate Teacher Preparation (CUTP) is also available to assist students interested in teaching careers in both secondary and elementary education. Please contact Dr. Annette Pijuan Hernandez, Senior Director and Associate Clinical Professor (Annette.Hernandez@lmu.edu, 310.258.8806). CUTP is located in UH 3346, 310.258.8806.
Major Requirements for a Major in Studio Arts (STAR) with an Emphasis in Art Education (ARTE)
Consult with the Director of Art Education for Core recommendations. A student pursuing a teaching credential should take HIST 1300 Becoming America .
Lower Division Requirements
24 semester hours of lower division courses:
Upper Division Requirements
27 semester hours of upper division courses:
A non-Western Art History course or any non-Western course:
*Studio Arts Focus Requirement
Out of the 9 semester hours of upper division ART electives, 6 must be in the same Studio Arts Focus. Select both lower and upper division courses from within the same Studio Arts Focus. Courses must be selected under the advisement of the Director of Art Education.