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
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.