The Art Education Discipline

  • Art, BA Art Education requires at least 132 credit hours.
  • Admission to teacher education program requires cumulative 2.75 or higher GPA, clear background/fingerprint check, passing AECTP (Alabama Basic Skills assessment).
  • 42 of 132 credit hours must be taken at 300 level or higher.
  • No more than 6 credit hours of HPE may count in degree requirements.
  • 12 of the last 18 credit hours must be taken at UAH, with an overall 25% of coursework taken at UAH.
  • No more than 66 credit hours from a two-year school can be applied toward a UAH degree. 
  • For graduation application instructions, see here.
Freshman Composition6
COLLEGE WRITING I
COLLEGE WRITING II
Humanities and Fine Arts12
12 hours of Humanities and Fine Arts chosen from the following categories below
Fine Arts: Choose one3
INTRO TO MUSIC LITERATURE
THEATRE APPRECIATION
Literature: Choose one3
READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE I
MYTHOLOGY
READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE 2
Humanities6
Intro to Rhetorical Communication
Any WLC 100 level
Mathematics and Natural Sciences11
Mathematics: Choose one3
ALGEBRA WITH APPLICATIONS
FINITE MATHEMATICS
PRECALCULUS ALGEBRA
PRECALCULUS TRIGONOMETRY
PRECALCULUS ALGEBRA & TRIG
MATH PROFESSIONAL APPLICATIONS
CALCULUS A
Natural Sciences: Choose two8
EXPLORING THE COSMOS I
EXPLORING THE COSMOS II
PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY
ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY
INTRO TO CHEMISTRY
and INTRO CHEMISTRY LAB
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB II
ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCE
CLIMATE AND GLOBAL CHANGE
CONCEPTUAL PHYSICS
GENERAL PHYSICS I
GENERAL PHYSICS II
GEN PHYSICS W/CALCULUS I
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB I
GEN PHYSICS W/CALC II
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB II
GEN PHYSICS W/CALC III
History and Social and Behavioral Sciences
12 hours of History and Social and Behavioral Sciences chosen from the following categories below
History: Two-course sequence6
WORLD HISTORY TO 1500
WORLD HISTORY SINCE 1500
Social and Behavioral Sciences: 6
GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY I
LIFE-SPAN DEVELOPMENT
Pre-Professional Courses18
ARH SURV:ANCIENT-MEDIEVAL
ARH SURV:RENAISSANCE-MODERN
ARH SUR:NON-WESTERN TRADITIONS
TWO-DIMENSIONAL DES/COLOR TH
THREE-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN
DRAWING: FOUNDATIONS
Major Requirements:
ARH 300+ Course
Choose four:
ANIMATION: INTRODUCTION
GRAPHIC DESIGN: INTRODUCTION
SCULPTURE: INTRODUCTION
PHOTOGRAPHY: INTRODUCTION
DRAWING: INTRODUCTION
PAINTING: INTRODUCTION
PRINTMAKING: INTRODUCTION
Choose four upper-level courses in different disciplines:
ARS 32X
ARS 33X
ARS 34X
ARS 35X
DRAWING: FIGURE
ARS 37X
ARS 38X
Electives6
Choose two additional ARS 300- or 400-level courses
Captsone Experience:
PRINCIPLES FOR TEACHING ART
Education Courses
INTRO TO EDUCATION PRACTICUM
MULTICULTURAL FND EDUCATION
EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
CLASSROOM & BEHAVIOR MGMT
EDUC EVALUATION & MEASUREMENT
FOUNDATIONS EDUC EVALUAT
TECHNOLOGY IN CLASSROOM
TCHG THE EXCEPTIONAL CHILD
INSTR STRATEGIES INCLUSIVE CLR
TCHG READING/CONTENT AREA
Internship
P-12 INTERNSHIP
Total Semester Hours132