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) .

Minimum 2.5 GPA requirement for entry into program.

Degree Program Hours : 120

Transfer students can verify prerequisites by visiting FIU Transfer and Transition Services – Transfer Guides

For a complete list of requirements and courses, visit: A+AH Undergraduate Catalog

FIU Undergraduate Admissions online visit: Apply to FIU

The BS in Art Education: Career Development Track prepares students for employment in professions that depend on an art education background but that do not require teacher certification. Students aspiring to work with art centers, galleries, business, public and private school settings, or with nonprofit organizations may consider this track for their professional preparation. Graduates of this program can obtain the Florida Art Teacher Certification by passing the GK and the FTCE exams.

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) .

Minimum 2.0 GPA requirement for entry into program.

Degree Program Hours : 120

Transfer students can verify prerequisites by visiting FIU Transfer and Transition Services – Transfer Guides

For a complete list of requirements and courses, visit: A+AH Undergraduate Catalog

FIU Undergraduate Admissions online visit: Apply to FIU

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Department of Art + Art History or the FIU Office of Undergraduate Admissions:

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

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

Maida Purdy
Academic Advisor III
Department of Art + Art History
Office: 305-348-3539  Email: maida.purdy@fiu.edu

Maria M. Henriquez, MPA
Academic Advisor II
Department of Art + Art History
Office: 305-348-7486  Email: mparrill@fiu.edu 

FIU Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Florida International University
P.O. Box 659003, Miami, Florida 33265
Tel: (305)-348-2363
http://admissions.fiu.edu/index.html