Bachelor of Science in Art Education2023-08-10T18:06:09+00:00


Bachelor of Science in Art Education: Grades K-12

The Bachelor of Science in Art Education is a professional degree program designed to train artists to teach art/art history, aesthetics and criticism in a school or studio settings. The program emphasizes the blending of research and theory with rigorous studio experience, and considers the urban, multicultural nature of the university community, as well as more general national trends within the discipline.

The program involves extensive fieldwork with supervision and seminars. All students are encouraged to pursue specialized interests and needs. This degree program utilizes a competency-based and field-centered training model and leads to eligibility for Florida Teaching Certificate in grades K-12.

The program is in accordance with and follows the recommendations of both the National Visual Arts Standards and the Florida Next Generation Sunshine State Standards, and is fully accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) .

Degree Program Hours: 120

Prerequisite info FIU Transfer and Transition Services :Transfer Guides

Degree requirements and courses: Undergraduate Art + Art History Course Catalog 2023-24

Academic Standards

To progress into upper-division BS in Art Education K-12 Major courses, students must complete the four lower division foundation courses (12 credits) with a minimum GPA of 2.50 or greater in two attempts or fewer.

These courses include:

  • ART 1201C 2D Design
  • ART 1203C 3D Design
  • ART 2300C Beginning Drawing
  • ART 2330C Beginning Figure Drawing

Drops after the add/drop period, which result in a DR grade are considered an attempt in the course and count as an unsuccessful enrollment. Students who do not satisfy this requirement will be advised to change major to other degrees such as BA in Art History or BA in Interdisciplinary Studies.

Common Prerequisite Courses and Equivalencies

FIU Course(s) Equivalent Course(s)
EDF 1005 EDFX005
ARH 2050 ARHX0507
ARH 2051 ARHX0517
ART 1201C ARTX2011
ART 1203C ARTX202 or ARTX2032
ART 2300C ARTX300
ART 2330C ARTX301 or ARTX3303 or ARTX2054 or ARTX3105 or ARTX3056
  1. 2D
  2. Design II, 3D
  3. Figure drawing
  4. Color, color composition
  5. Intermediate drawing
  6. Observational
  7. All courses except ARHX050 and ARHX051 require a “C” or higher.

Courses which form part of the statewide articulation between the State University System and the Florida College System will fulfill the Lower Division Common Prerequisites. Please visit for a current list of state-approved common prerequisites.

Lower Division Requirements 21 Credits
EDF 1005 Introduction to Education* 3
ARH 2050 Art History Survey I 3
ARH 2051 Art History Survey II 3
ART 1201C 2-D Design 3
ART 1203C 3-D Design 3
ART 2300C Beginning Drawing 3
ART 2330C Beginning Figure Drawing 3

*Requires field experience of 15 clock hours outside of class time.

Upper Division Requirements
60 Credits

Subject Matter Specialization 36 Credits
ARH 4470 Contemporary Art – GL 3
Art History Electives 3
ART 3310C Intermediate Drawing
or ART 3314C Classical Drawing (Portfolio Review)
or ART 3332C Intermediate Figure Drawing
ART 3402C Intermediate Printmaking
or PGY 3410C Intermediate Photography
ART 3504C Intermediate Painting
or ART 3560C Figure Painting (Portfolio Review)
or ART 3569C Portrait Painting
ART 3710C Intermediate Sculpture
or ART 3760C Intermediate Ceramics
Studio Electives 12
ART Studio Abroad or Advisor Approved Electives 6
Professional Education 24 Credits
EDP 3004 Educational Psychology 3
RED 4325 Subject Area Reading 3
Issues and Strategies for Content Teachers – GL
ARE 4316 Special Teaching Lab Art K-5 3
ARE 4341 Special Teaching Lab Art 6-12 3
ARE 4940 Student Teaching 9

FIU is committed to excellence in student success, research and teaching, regardless of the challenges.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Department of Art + Art History

Department of Art + Art History
Florida International University
VH 216, Modesto A. Maidique Campus – Miami, Florida 33199
Tel: (305)-348-2897

Christopher Barake

Christopher Rodriguez Barake
Sr. Coordinator of Academic Support Services
Department of Art + Art History
Office: 305-348-6648 Email:

Maida Purdy

Maida Purdy
Academic Advisor III
Department of Art + Art History
Office: 305-348-7500 Email:

Lauren Gentile

Lauren Gentile
Academic Advisor II
Department of Art + Art History
Office: 305-348-7500 Email:

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