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
WEATHER, CLIMATE & GLOBAL CHNG
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