Core Requirements: Minimum of 38 credits in the core curriculum required of all students. Students who enter as first-time freshmen must take an entering freshman and rising junior assessment to complete core requirements.
Program Admission Requirements: A portfolio review is required for admission to the program. An overall GPA of 2.7 is required for admission to all Educator Preparation Program degree and licensure programs. If a student does not meet the requirements, s/he may apply for a pre-education major status at the end of the freshman year. The pre-major status provides an opportunity for the pre-education student to work towards achieving the requirements to declare the major (and ultimately be admitted to teacher education) and allows the student to determine whether or not a degree in teacher education is an appropriate fit for his/her career goals. Admission as a pre-major does not guarantee admission to the major.
Other Major Requirements: Grade of C or higher in all major and concentration studio art classes. All artwork for the senior thesis exhibit, ART 400, must be approved by the art faculty and ART 400 instructor.
Art Education students need to be aware of the requirements for Admission to the Educator Preparation Program in the College of Education (*See Art Education Mentor for guidance):
- Completion of EDUC 211 with a grade of C or better (if applicable to program)
- Completion of a minimum of 38 credit hours earned with a minimum grade point average of 2.7 (3.0 preferred)
- Completion of a Declaration of Major form (scroll down to the appropriate degree)
- Completion of the Praxis CASE tests (or SAT/ACT scores) required by the State of North Carolina for the admission to educator preparation programs.
Graduation Requirements: All graduating seniors are required to complete the Graduating Senior Assessment after completing 90 or more semester hours (including credit by examination), but not later than the graduation semester. An overall GPA of 2.7 is required to graduate from all Educator Preparation Program degree and licensure programs.