BS Art Education: Career Development Track2023-08-10T18:08:05+00:00

Bachelor of Science in Art Education: Career Development Track

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: Undergraduate Art + Art History Course Catalog 2023-24

FIU Undergraduate Admissions online visit: Apply to FIU

Academic Standards

To progress into upper-division BS in Art Education: Career Development Track 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 1005EDFX005
ARH 2050ARHX0507
ARH 2051ARHX0517
ART 1201CARTX2011
ART 1203CARTX202 or ARTX2032
ART 2300CARTX300
ART 2330CARTX301 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 Requirements21 Credits
EDF 1005 Introduction to Education*3
ARH 2050 Art History Survey I3
ARH 2051 Art History Survey II3
ART 1201C 2-D Design3
ART 1203C 3-D Design3
ART 2300C Beginning Drawing3
ART 2330C Beginning Figure Drawing3

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

Upper Division Requirements60 Credits

Subject Matter Specialization45 Credits
ARH 4470 Contemporary Art – GL3
Art History Electives3
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 Electives21
ART Studio Abroad or Advisor Approved Electives6
Professional Education 15 Credits
EDP 3004 Educational Psychology3
RED 4325 Subject Area Reading3
TSL  4324 ESOL
Issues and Strategies for Content Teachers – GL
ARE 4316 Special Teaching Lab Art K-53
ARE 4341 Special Teaching Lab Art 6-123

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

Maida Purdy

Academic Advisor III

Department of Art + Art History

Office: 305-348-7500

Lauren Gentile

Lauren Gentile

Academic Advisor II

Department of Art + Art History

Office: 305-348-7500

FIU Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Florida International University
P.O. Box 659003, Miami, Florida 33265
Tel: (305)-348-2363