May 11, 2021
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) and the requirements for a minor in Secondary Education (SEED). 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 (email@example.com 310.338.4409) to sign up for the program and to discuss their course of study.
Please contact the School of Education at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Terri Taylor (email@example.com 310.338.7755).
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. Bernadette M. Musetti, Senior Director and Associate Professor of Liberal Studies (firstname.lastname@example.org 310.338.4402). CUTP has a library of information and advice for teachers and also sponsors several informational programs every year. CUTP is located in UH 3404, 310.338.1748.
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 EHAP 198 "Becoming America" or any EHAP 198 course that fulfills the Constitution requirement.
Lower Division Requirements
24 semester hours of lower division courses:
ARHS 200 also satisfies Critical Arts Core, and ART 153 satisfies Creative Arts Core.
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.
Requirements for State of California Secondary Teaching Credential and a Minor in Secondary Education (SEED)
Art Education Emphasis students interested in earning a State of California Secondary Teaching Credential are encouraged to declare a Minor in Secondary Education.
The following education course requirements apply ONLY to those students who entered LMU after Spring 2003.
** Prerequisite courses along with these additional requirements are necessary for applying to the School of Education to earn the State of California Teaching Credential:
- Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better
- CBEST original passing score report
- 20 hours of grade-level instruction (letter from ARTsmart Program Director)
- U.S. Constitution Requirement (EHAP 198 "Becoming America" or any EHAP 198 course that fulfills the Constitution requirement)
- Fingerprint Clearance
- Tuberculosis (TB) Skin Test
- School of Education Application Form
- Statement of Intent
- Candidate Information Sheet
- Four Letters of Recommendation
- Technology Requirement (self-verification form)
See School of Education listing for additional requirements and information.
Art Education Emphasis with State of California Secondary Teaching Credential and a Minor in Secondary Education (SEED) Model Four-Year Plan
*Students following the Art Education Emphasis with a Studio Arts Focus in Design must complete all prerequisites prior to enrolling in ART 490 ; see course description.
This schedule is typical. The sequence and choices of courses must be decided in consultation with the Director of Art Education and advisors from the School of Education.
Additional education courses are required for those students who plan to complete the State of California Secondary Teaching Credential. Additionally, prerequisite courses are required along with these additional requirements and are necessary for applying to the School of Education to earn the State of California Teaching Credential.
All students interested in art education are required to consult closely with the CFA Dean's office, the Director of Art Education, and the School of Education for the updated program requirements. Consultation is critical to insure timely completion of the programs. Additionally, students should contact the School of Education to arrange a time to attend an Undergraduate Information Session.