Jun 08, 2023  
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2015-2016 
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Secondary Teacher Preparation

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The Loyola Marymount University Center for Undergraduate Teacher Preparation exists to provide matriculation-to-graduation advising and other academic and professional support to undergraduates preparing for careers in K-12 teaching. The Center also serves as a resource for faculty and staff who provide instruction and other services in LMU’s subject-matter teacher preparation programs.

In carrying out its work, the Center for Undergraduate Teacher Preparation is informed by the Mission and Goals of Loyola Marymount University, which emphasize the encouragement of learning, the education of the whole person, the service of faith, and the promotion of justice. For the encouragement of learning, the Center facilitates academically challenging teacher preparation programs where the faculty model effective pedagogy. The Center contributes to the education of the whole person through a vision of the educational process as the simultaneous formation of intellect, moral character, the senses and the imagination. The Center’s role in the service of faith includes training future Catholic educators as well as cultivating respect in all our future teachers for the rich diversity of faith traditions in our multicultural society. To promote justice, the Center educates our future teachers to be agents of positive social change for all members of global society.

All LMU undergraduates who foresee a career in K-12 teaching, whether enrolling in a formal teacher preparation program or not, are encouraged to contact the Center for Undergraduate Teacher Preparation for support throughout their time at LMU.

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)0. 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 (tlenihan@lmu.edu 310.338.4409) to sign up for the program and to discuss their course of study.

Please contact the School of Education at soeinfo@lmu.edu 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)

Core Requirements

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.

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