UUUTTTeeeaaaccchhhAAArrrttt - Undergraduate Handbook Revised 08/2019 - Department of Art and Art History

 
UUUTTTeeeaaaccchhhAAArrrttt - Undergraduate Handbook Revised 08/2019 - Department of Art and Art History
UTeachArt

                         Visual Art Studies
Undergraduate Handbook
Revised 08/2019

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UUUTTTeeeaaaccchhhAAArrrttt - Undergraduate Handbook Revised 08/2019 - Department of Art and Art History
Table of Contents

Welcome to UTeach Art/Visual Art Studies            3
UTeach Art/VAS 3 year sequence of classes           4
UTeach Art/VAS 2 year sequence of classes           5
Undergraduate VAS Course Descriptions              6-7
Professional Development Sequence Application      7-8
Setting up a TEAL and ECOS account                8-10
Satisfactory Progress in UTeach Art/VAS Program    11
Professionalism                                    12
Field Experience                                   12
Student Teaching                                   13
Helpful Links                                      13
SBEC Code of Teacher Ethics                        13
VAS Degree Guidelines/2018-2020                   14-15
VAS Degree Sample Plan/2018-2020                  16-17
VAS Degree Guideline/2016-2018                    18-19
VAS Degree Sample Plan/2016-2018                  20-21
VAS Degree Guideline/2014-2016                    22-23
VAS Degree Sample Plan/2014-2016                  24-25
Scholarships and Grants                            26
State Certification Checklist                      27
TEXES Test Information                             28
Important Websites                                 29
VAS Faculty and Staff Information                  30

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UUUTTTeeeaaaccchhhAAArrrttt - Undergraduate Handbook Revised 08/2019 - Department of Art and Art History
Welcome to UTeach Art/Visual Art Studies!

Do you have a passion for art and a desire to share this passion through teaching? Today’s art
educators apply their skills and knowledge with diverse populations in a wide variety of settings:
schools, community-based programs, and museums.

Where are recent graduates of our program working?
      -The Kimbell Art Museum
      -Mexic-Arte Museum
      -The El Paso Museum of Art
      -After School Programs/Boys and Girls Clubs
      -Austin ISD
      -Pflugerville ISD
      -Leander ISD
      -Houston ISD
      -Goose Creek ISD
      -Clear Creek ISD
      -Dallas ISD
      -Richardson ISD
      -Plano ISD
      -Northeast ISD
      -Pharr Alamo San Juan ISD
      -Santa Maria ISD
      -and many other public, private, charter and international schools

Teacher preparation in the College of Fine Arts was renamed UTeach Fine Arts in fall 2017. In the
UTeach Art program, you will earn a BFA degree in Visual Art Studies. Most students elect to
complete requirements to obtain P-12 Texas Art certification, required for teaching art in Texas
public schools. This handbook provides information which will help guide you through the UTeach
Art/Visual Art Studies program which features coursework in studio, art history, and visual art
studies (art education). Gain hands on art teaching experience with many age groups through
multiple field placements as part of your Visual Art Studies courses.

What starts here changes the world. Hook ‘em!

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UTeach Art/Visual Art Studies Program - 2 or 3 Year Sequence

The VAS coursework is structured in a way that maximizes learning opportunities for each
student. Since each VAS and EDC course is only offered once a year, it is important to
follow one of the following plans. It is recommended that VAS students complete ART
Core (studio foundations) coursework during their freshman year.

If you begin UTeach Art/VAS courses as a sophomore, follow this 3 year sequence:

                                3 Year Sequence of Courses

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UTeach Art – 2 Year Sequence

However, if you enter the UTeach Art/Visual Art Studies courses as a Junior, follow this 2
year sequence:

                               2 Year Sequence of Courses

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Undergraduate VAS and Related Course Descriptions

VAS 330 - W       Introduction to Visual Art Studies
An introduction to the field of art education: philosophy, current trends, instructional
methods, advocacy, and careers in schools, museums, and community settings. Preservice
students observe in pre-school classrooms to take note of children’s artistic and social
development. This course carries a Writing Flag.

VAS 341D Learners and Instructional Sites for Visual Art Studies
An introduction to alternative instructional sites where teaching and learning in the arts
take place. Methodologies, practices, and institutional dynamics are examined as they
relate to planning, organizing, and implementing programs for individuals and
communities. Must apply to College of Education for Professional Development Sequence
(minor) during enrollment in this course.

VAS 351D Art Materials, Techniques, and Processes
Exploration of basic materials, techniques, and processes of art production in elementary
through high school classrooms and alternative settings in the community. Preservice
students will learn how to guide pupils through meaningful art production in diverse
learning environments.

VAS 361D Criticism and Conversation about Art
Through dialogic and questioning strategies, preservice students will explore diverse
artworlds (including contemporary Western and non-Western) and their guiding theories
and aesthetic philosophies. In addition, students will conduct field observation of site-
specific art for purposes of contextual understanding of artwork.

EDC 331S School Organization and Classroom Management in Secondary Schools
Preservice students learn about philosophies and strategies for organizing and managing
an art classroom. Field experience is required to observe elementary art classrooms to
take note of class management techniques employed by experienced art educators. This
course carries the Ethics and Leadership Flag.

EDC 332S Designs for Instruction – Art
Pre-service teachers build on foundational knowledge and skills gained in previous courses
to construct quality arts curriculum focused on secondary learning environments.
Instructional practices, learners and their learning environments, content knowledge, and
professional responsibilities are expanded, including teaching exceptional students, using
assessment, and utilizing technology specific to teaching.

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EDC 370S Secondary School Subjects: Art
This course is taken concurrently with EDC 350E and EDC 351S during the student
teaching semester. The purpose of this course is to build a community of support and to
prepare for entry into the profession. Students discuss planning, instructing, and
assessing; interpersonal relations; professional concerns and standards; evaluation
procedures; teaching portfolios, certification procedures; interviewing; and a range of
related topics.

EDC 350E Elementary Teaching Practicum
Preservice students teach for half a semester in an elementary art classroom. Cooperating
teachers and university supervisors evaluate preservice students on their lesson planning,
instructional techniques, assessment procedures, interpersonal skills, community building,
and professionalism.

EDC 351S Secondary Teaching Practicum- Art
Preservice students teach for half a semester in a middle or high school art classroom.
Cooperating teachers and university supervisors evaluate students on their lesson
planning, instructional techniques, assessment procedures, interpersonal skills, community
building, and professionalism.

                        Professional Development Sequence (PDS) Application

While enrolled in VAS 341, UTeach Art/VAS majors MUST apply to the College of
Education for the Professional Development Sequence (PDS) in order to move forward in
the program.

 If accepted in PDS by the COE, students may move forward to the next VAS and EDC
courses. If accepted conditionally they must meet specific criteria in order to continue
moving forward in the program. In some cases, students will not be accepted in the PDS
sequence which means they may not move forward in the program.

PDS Admission requirements include:
  • A passing score or exemption on the THEA (formally TASP) exam.
  • Completion of sixty (60) semester hours of college coursework with an acceptable
     grade point average of at least 3.0.
  • Completion of VAS 330 with a grade of B or above.
  • Acquisition and class use of a laptop computer. See LIFE (Laptop Initiative for
     FutureEducators)Program:
     http://www.edb.utexas.edu/education/programs/certification/life/
  • Receive the approval of the VAS faculty in their assessment of the candidate’s
     qualifications to enter the teaching profession in seeking a Texas teaching certificate for All-
     level Art.
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UTeach Art/VAS majors are required to remain in good standing in the program upon
acceptance into the PDS sequence. Since state certification requirements are continually
changing, new requirements are frequently integrated into the UTeach Art program.
Specific requirements are announced in VAS or EDC courses, ie. Mental Health module,
ELL training, substance abuse training module, Dyslexia training, etc…

                                TEAL and ECOS Instruction

Before applying to PDS, UTeach Art/VAS majors must first create a TEAL (TEA login)
account with the Texas Education Agency. Be sure to record your TEA number and
password in a safe place because you will need this information throughout your career in
order to access your teacher certification records on the ECOS (Educator Certification
Online System) at the Texas Education Agency. Go to: tea.texas.gov
and select ECOS for Educators at top of page. On next screen, click Create new TEAL
account.

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Satisfactory Progress in UTeach Art/VAS

The following conditions must be met and maintained in order to remain in satisfactory
standing in the UTeachArt/VAS program:
   •   Student must receive a B or above in all VAS and EDC courses. (If they earn a B- or
       below they may be required to retake the course.)
   •   Student must attain and maintain a 3.0 GPA in all upper-division studio art, art
       history, visual art studies and education courses.
   •   Students must demonstrate professionalism in all field experiences and coursework.
   •   While completing all required course work and certification requirements, all
       students admitted to the PDS are expected to continue to meet high standards in
       professionalism and accountability. These standards include:
          o Adhering to ethical standards of conduct as outlined in Appendices A through
             H in the most recent University of Texas at Austin General Information
             catalog;
          o While in pre-service training, abiding by the State Board for Educator
             Certification Code of Ethics and Standard Practices for Texas Educators;
          o Demonstrating punctual and regular attendance as outlined by the syllabus of
            each class/course;
          o Demonstrating courtesy and respect for peers, faculty, staff, and students;
            and
          o Completing all assigned work in a conscientious, thorough, and timely manner.

Students are expected to maintain regular communication with the VAS faculty/field
coordinator and with the College of Education. Students are encouraged to check their e-
mail regularly for messages from the VAS Coordinator or the College of Education. Each
student is responsible for monitoring his/her status in the Professional Development
Sequence and for satisfactorily completing all requirements. The UTeach Art/VAS Faculty
must give the final approval in order for candidates to move forward to the final semester
of student teaching.

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Professionalism

The “high standards in professionalism and accountability” prescribed above shall include, but are
not limited to:
   • Participate in professional organizations and conferences (TAEA, NAEA)
   • Dress and look like a professional educator
   • Act interested in what is going on around you and in class
   • Be prepared for class and participate in discussions
   • Come to class early and stay late
   • Do not gossip about teachers and students
   • Honor the chain of command
   • Share your innovative ideas with others
   • Compliment others on their efforts and achievements
   • Volunteer to help others
   • Use proper English and avoid slang
   • Avoid extreme displays of negative emotion
   • Let people know when you will be late or cannot participate
   • Participate in judging VASE and/or other art contests

                                         Field Experience

Field experience expectations:
Students must satisfy district policies/standards in order to receive field placement
appointments. This includes passing a criminal history check which is required by every
district. This ensures that you do not have a criminal background or any infractions
working with children. You will need to arrange your own transportation to all field
placements.
    • In VAS 330 you will work with Pre-K children in a local setting.
    • In VAS 341D you will complete community-based observations.
    • In EDC 331 (Intern I) you will be assigned to an elementary art classroom for 28
       hours of observation (completed outside of class hours).
    • In EDC 332 (Intern II) you will be assigned to a secondary art classroom for 28
       hours of observation (completed outside of class hours).

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Student Teaching

In your final semester of coursework you will student teach (M-F, all day) in an elementary
art classroom (7 weeks) and a secondary art classroom (8 weeks). While most students
are placed in the Austin area, some placements may be arranged in other districts across
Texas. See field coordinator for details. The Student Teaching Handbook can be found
here: https://education.utexas.edu/.../FE-Student-Teaching-Handbook.doc

                                         Helpful Links

Contact your Academic Advisor
Students must meet with their academic advisor before applying to the Professional
Development Sequence to determine remaining degree requirements.

Contact the UTeach Art/VAS Field Coordinator
Check with the Coordinator for specific dates and deadlines.

Apply to the Professional Development Sequence
https://www.utexas.edu/education/pdsapp/application/closed

Criminal Records Check
Local schools require a criminal background check before allowing candidates to work with
their students. A current driver’s license is required.

College of Education Credential File
Students seeking teacher certification should register with the College of Education
Career Services and Field Experiences Office. Establish a file in SZB 294 early in your final
Practicum (Apprenticeship) semester, preferably during the first week of class.
http://www.edb.utexas.edu/education/edservices/career/

                   State Board of Education Certification Code of Ethics

                        and Standard Practices for Texas Educators

The Texas educator should strive to create an atmosphere that will nurture to fulfillment
the potential of each student. The educator is responsible for standard practices and
ethical conduct toward students, professional colleagues, parents, and the community.
The code is intended to govern the profession, and interpretations of the code shall be
determined by the Professional Practice Commission. The educator who conducts his or
her affairs with conscientious concern will exemplify the highest standards of professional
commitment. The full version of the Texas Code of Ethics can be found at:
https://tea.texas.gov/index2.aspx?id=2147501244

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The University of Texas at Austin, College of Fine Arts
                                                                                                               2018-2020
BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS • Visual Art Studies Major                                                    Undergraduate Catalog
                                                                                                             expires August 2026
Degree Guideline

This degree guideline provides only a summary of the requirements for the degree and major indicated above. For complete
information about degree requirements, consult The Undergraduate Catalog and the pertinent General Information catalog. For
questions, please contact the Office of the Dean, Student Affairs in DFA 1.103 (512-471-5011).

The major in visual art studies is a preprofessional academic program recommended for students seeking teacher certification in
art (early childhood through grade twelve classroom) or planning to pursue undergraduate or graduate training for visual art
careers in community art programs. Students seeking teacher certification must adhere to current state requirements in addition
to the degree requirements described in this catalog. Please contact the College of Education, SZB 216 (512-471-3223) for
current state certification requirements and requirements for admission to candidacy.

                                      See reverse side for "Notes" and additional requirements.

Area/Requirement                 Course               Hrs   ✓       Area/Requirements        Course                       Hrs      ✓
Core Curriculum 1                                     42            Major Requirements                                     54
First-year Signature Course      UGS 302 or 303        3                                      ART 301C                     3

                                 RHE 306               3                                      ART 302C                     3
English Composition
                                                                    Art + Art History
(Communication)                  Writing Course        3                                      ART 303C                     3
                                                                    (AAH) Core
                                                                                              ARH   302 7                  3
Humanities                       E 316L/M/N/P          3
                                                                                              ARH 303                      3
                                 GOV 310L              3
American & Texas Government                                                                   3 hours from each area:
                                 GOV 312L              3
                                                                                              Area A: Drawing/Life
                                                                                                                           3
American History                 6 hours               6                                      Drawing/Painting
                                                                    Studio Art
Social & Behavioral Sciences 2   3 hours               3            Area Requirements         Area B: Print and
                                                                                                                           3
                                                                                              Photography
Mathematics                      3 hours               3                                      Area C: Transmedia and
                                                                                                                           3
Science & Technology Part I      6 hours               6                                      Sculpture
                                                                    Upper-division
Science & Technology Part II     3 hours               3                                      12 hours                     12
                                                                    Studio Art
Visual & Performing Arts         3 hours               3                                      3 hours VAS                  3
                                                                                              3 hours VAS                  3
                                                                    Visual Art Studies
Flags 3                                                                                       3 hours VAS                  3
Writing 4                        2 courses                                                    3 hours VAS                  3

Quantitative Reasoning           1 course                                                     3 hours upper-div ARH        3
                                                                    Art History
Global Cultures                  1 course                                                     3 hours upper-div ARH        3

Cultural Diversity               1 course
Independent Inquiry              1 course                           Approved Electives 6, 8                                12

Ethics                           1 course                           Complete hours

Entrance Deficiencies 5                                             Minimum Hours Required                                120
Foreign Language, Language Arts, Social Science,
Natural Science, Math

Secondary Field of Study 6                                  12

12 hours

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Notes
1   Consult the School of Undergraduate Studies for complete lists of courses that may be used fulfill the core curriculum requirements.
2   Students pursuing teacher certification are strongly encouraged to take Psychology 301 to fulfill this requirement. PSY 301 is required as a
    prerequisite for a teacher certification requirement (ALD 322).
3   Courses used to fulfill flag requirements may fulfill other degree requirements as well; therefore, students should select courses carefully. If
    flag requirements are not satisfied within the minimum number of semester hours required for the degree and major, the student will need to
    complete additional coursework to fulfill these flag requirements.
4   Courses used to fulfill a writing flag requirement may also be used to fulfill other degree requirements, except RHE 306.
5   Courses used to fulfill entrance deficiencies do not count toward the degree; all entrance deficiencies must be removed by appropriate
    courses in order to graduate.
6   The 24 hours for secondary field of study and approved electives are comprised of the following: If the student is pursuing EC-12 Art
    Teacher Certification: 15 hours consists of the EDC courses listed on the degree plan and 9 hours approved electives. Please consult with
    the Department of Art + Art History Undergraduate Academic Advisor to know approved electives which help satisfy requirements for
    teacher certification.
    If the student is not pursuing teacher certification: 12 hours of an alternative cohort of courses in the same field of study must be taken.
    Before registering for these alternative cohort of courses, please consult with the Department of Art + Art History Undergraduate Academic
    Advisor. To fulfill the 12 hours of approved electives, any elective courses may be taken.
7   Three semester hours of art history used to fulfill major degree requirements may also be counted toward the visual and performing arts
    requirement of the core curriculum. Please consult the School of Undergraduate Studies for a complete list of courses that may be used for
    the visual and performing arts requirement.
8   Students who complete all stated degree requirements without earning the 120 semester hours required for the B.F.A.: Visual Art Studies
    Major must complete additional elective coursework until 120 hours are earned.

General Degree Requirements

Grade Point Average (GPA) Requirements: To graduate, students must have a GPA of at least 2.00 based on all courses
undertaken at the university. A student pursuing teacher certification must meet certain grade point average requirements during the
course of the certification program. For information, consult the teacher certification officer, College of Education.

Flag Requirements: Extra courses may be necessary if all flag requirements are not met through regular degree requirements, so courses
should be chosen carefully. The following flags are required of all students in the College of Fine Arts: Quantitative Reasoning, Global Cultures,
Cultural Diversity, Independent Inquiry, Ethics, and Writing (2 courses). Courses used to fulfill flag requirements may also be used to fulfill
degree requirements. For more information, see the 2018-2020 Undergraduate Catalog.

Residency Requirements: Students must fulfill all residency requirements in order to graduate. Refer to chapter 1 in the 2018-2020
Undergraduate Catalog for university residency requirements; refer to the College of Fine Arts’ chapter for college residency requirements.
     •    Students must complete at least 60 semester hours of coursework counted toward the degree in residence.
     •    At least 6 semester hours of upper-division coursework in the major must be completed in residence.
     •    The last 18 hours of coursework in the major must be taken in residence.

Completing Degree Requirements: A minimum of 120 hours and all degree requirements stated in the 2018-2020 Undergraduate Catalog
must be completed in order to earn the degree.

Teacher Certification

Students seeking teacher certification must adhere to current state requirements, even if they differ from the degree requirements described in
this catalog. Please contact the College of Education for current state certification requirements. Because it serves various needs, the degree
program does not specify all of the requirements for teacher certification. The Texas state certification standards require specific coursework and
examinations not stipulated in this degree program. A student pursuing teacher certification must carefully select courses to meet the
certification standards and must fulfill all of the additional requirements for admission to candidacy and certification (e.g. course prerequisites,
grade-point average requirements, examinations). Students intending to pursue teacher certification in art must consult the teacher
certification officer, College of Education SZB 216 (512-471-3223) and the visual art studies advisor in the Department of Art and Art
History for information about the current certification standards and requirements for admission to candidacy.

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The University of Texas at Austin, College of Fine Arts
                                                                                                                 2018-2020
  BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS • Visual Arts Studies Major                                                   Undergraduate Catalog
                                                                                                               expires August 2026
  Sample 4-year Plan
  Below is a sample plan for students who plan to complete this program in four years. The sequence assumes that the student
  was admitted to the university with no foreign language (or other) deficiencies. Some core curriculum courses can be taken in a
  different order or in the summer. Students should pay particular attention to the sequence of courses in their major and to any
  courses offered solely in fall or spring. Because this plan is merely a sample, students should consult their departmental advisor
  or the Office of the Dean, Student Affairs for help in planning their individual schedules. For complete information about degree
  requirements, consult The Undergraduate Catalog, 2018-2020. Students seeking teacher certification must adhere to current
  state requirements in addition to degree requirements. Please contact the College of Education, SZB 216 (512-471-3223) for
  current state certification requirements and requirements for admission to candidacy.
                                         See reverse side for "Notes" and additional requirements.

                                                               First Year
                     Fall Semester                                                         Spring Semester
ART 301C (fall only)        Core Studio I                        3    ART 303C (spring only)    Core Studio III                          3
ART 302C (fall only)        Core Studio II                       3    ART 6                     Art Area A, B, or C                      3
ARH 302 1                   Ancient to Medieval Art              3    ARH 303                   Renaissance to Modern Art                3
RHE 306 2, 3                Rhetoric and Writing                 3    Math 2                    Mathematics                              3
UGS 302 or 303 2, 4, 5      First-Year Signature Course          3    Soc & Behav Sci 2, 7      PSY 301 - Intro to Psychology            3
                                                                15                                                                      15
                                                              Second Year
                     Fall Semester                                                               Spring Semester
ART 6                       Art Area A, B, or C                  3       ART 6                       Art Area A, B, or C                 3
ART                         Upper-division Art                   3       ART                         Upper-division Art                  3
VAS 330 5                   Intro to Visual Art Studies          3       VAS 351 (spr only)          Art Material, Tech, Proces / Lab    3
American History 2          American History                     3       American History 2          American History                    3
ALD 322 8                   Individual Differences               3       Science & Tech 2            Science & Technology Part I         3
                                                                15                                                                      15
                  Summer session 1                                                            Summer session 2
GOV 310L2                 American Government                    3       GOV 312L2                 Issues & Policies in Amer Gov        3

                                                               Third Year
                      Fall Semester                                                              Spring Semester
ART                          Upper-division Art                  3       ART                          Upper-division Art                 3
VAS 341 (fall only) 9        Learn/Instruct Sites                3       EDC 331S (spr only) 8        Classroom Management               3
Human Dev 8, 10              Human Development                   3       ARH 5                        Upper-division Art History         3
Science & Tech 2             Science & Technology Part I         3       Science & Tech 2             Science & Technology Part II       3
Elective 11                  Elective                            3       Elective 11                  Elective                           3
                                                                15                                                                      15

                                                              Fourth Year
                     Fall Semester                                                               Spring Semester

VAS 361                     Criticism & Convo about Art          3       EDC 370S (spr only) 8       Secondary School Subjects          3
EDC 332S 8 (fall only)      Designs for Instruction              3       EDC 350E (spr only) 8       Elem School Teach Prac: Art        3
ARH 5                       Upper-division Art History           3       EDC 351S (spr only) 8       Sec School Teach Prac: Art         3
E 316L/M/N/P 2              Masterworks of Literature            3                                                                      9
Elective 11                 Elective                             3
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Notes
1   Selected courses in art history may also fulfill the three-hour visual and performing arts requirement of the core curriculum. Consult the
    School of Undergraduate Studies for a complete list of courses that may be used fulfill the visual and performing arts core requirement.
2   This requirement is part of the core curriculum. Consult the School of Undergraduate Studies for complete lists of courses that may be used
    to fulfill the core curriculum requirements.
3   Registration for RHE 306 is based on birth month. Those with an even birth month will register in the fall and those with an odd birth month
    register in the spring.
4   UGS 302 or 303 must be taken in the first year of enrollment at the university. Students are encouraged to take this course in the fall, as
    there are fewer offerings in the spring.
5   This course may also fulfill one of the two writing flag requirements, but only if it is offered as a writing flag the semester it is taken.
6   To fulfill the studio art area requirements, students must complete three hours in each of the following three areas: A) beginning drawing, life
    drawing, painting; B) intro to print, beginning photography C) digital-time art, performance art, expanded media, beginning sculpture.
7   PSY 301 is required as a prerequisite for a teacher certification requirement (ALD 322) and is on the list of courses that can be used to fulfill
    the social and behavioral sciences requirement for the core curriculum.
8   The 24 hours for secondary field of study and approved electives are comprised of the following: If the student is pursuing EC-12 Art
    Teacher Certification: 15 hours consists of the EDC courses listed on the degree plan and 9 hours approved electives. Please consult with
    the Department of Art + Art History Undergraduate Academic Advisor to know approved electives which help satisfy requirements for
    teacher certification.
    If the student is not pursuing teacher certification: 12 hours of an alternative cohort of courses in the same field of study must be taken.
    Before registering for these alternative cohort of courses, please consult with the Department of Art + Art History Undergraduate Academic
    Advisor. To fulfill the 12 hours of approved electives, any elective courses may be taken.
9   Students seeking teacher certification must apply to PDS (professional development sequence) in the COE (College of Education), when
    they are enrolled in VAS 341 in order to move forward into the EDC courses required for earning EC-12 Art Teacher Certification.
10 Choose from one of the following: PSY 304, HDF 313/113L, EDP 350G.
11 Students who complete all stated degree requirements without earning the 120 semester hours required for the B.F.A.: Visual Art Studies
    Major must complete additional elective coursework until 120 hours are earned.

General Degree Requirements
Grade Point Average (GPA) Requirements: To graduate, students must have a GPA of at least 2.00 based on all courses
undertaken at the university. A student pursuing teacher certification must meet certain grade point average requirements during the
course of the certification program. For information, consult the teacher certification officer, College of Education.

Flag Requirements: Extra courses may be necessary if all flag requirements are not met through regular degree requirements, so courses
should be chosen carefully. The following flags are required of all students in the College of Fine Arts: Quantitative Reasoning, Global Cultures,
Cultural Diversity, Independent Inquiry, Ethics, and Writing (2 courses). Courses used to fulfill flag requirements may also be used to fulfill
degree requirements. For more information, see the 2018-2020 Undergraduate Catalog.

Residency Requirements: Students must fulfill all residency requirements in order to graduate. Refer to chapter 1 in the 2018-2020
Undergraduate Catalog for university residency requirements; refer to the College of Fine Arts’ chapter for college residency requirements.
     •    Students must complete at least 60 semester hours of coursework counted toward the degree in residence.
     •    At least 6 semester hours of upper-division coursework in the major must be completed in residence.
     •    The last 18 hours of coursework in the major must be taken in residence.

Completing Degree Requirements: A minimum of 120 hours and all degree requirements stated in the 2018-2020 Undergraduate Catalog
must be completed in order to earn the degree.

Teacher Certification
Students seeking teacher certification must adhere to current state requirements, even if they differ from the degree requirements described in
this catalog. Please contact the College of Education for current state certification requirements. Because it serves various needs, the degree
program does not specify all of the requirements for teacher certification. The Texas state certification standards require specific coursework and
examinations not stipulated in this degree program. A student pursuing teacher certification must carefully select courses to meet the
certification standards and must fulfill all of the additional requirements for admission to candidacy and certification (e.g. course prerequisites,
grade-point average requirements, examinations). Students intending to pursue teacher certification in art must consult the teacher
certification officer, College of Education SZB 216 (512-471-3223) and the Undergraduate Academic Advisor in the Department of Art +
Art History for information about the current certification standards and requirements for admission to candidacy.
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Notes
1   Consult the School of Undergraduate Studies for complete lists of courses that may be used fulfill the core curriculum requirements.
2   Students pursuing teacher certification are strongly encouraged to take Psychology 301 to fulfill this requirement. PSY 301 is required as a
    prerequisite for a teacher certification requirement (ALD 322).
3   Courses used to fulfill flag requirements may fulfill other degree requirements as well; therefore, students should select courses carefully. If
    flag requirements are not satisfied within the minimum number of semester hours required for the degree and major, the student will need to
    complete additional coursework to fulfill these flag requirements.
4   Courses used to fulfill a writing flag requirement may also be used to fulfill other degree requirements, except RHE 306.
5   Courses used to fulfill entrance deficiencies do not count toward the degree; all entrance deficiencies must be removed by appropriate
    courses in order to graduate.
6   The 24 hours for secondary field of study and approved electives are comprised of the following: If the student is pursuing EC-12 Art
    Teacher Certification: 15 hours consists of the EDC courses listed on the degree plan and 9 hours approved electives. Please consult with
    the Department of Art + Art History Undergraduate Academic Advisor to know approved electives which help satisfy requirements for
    teacher certification.
    If the student is not pursuing teacher certification: 12 hours of an alternative cohort of courses in the same field of study must be taken.
    Before registering for these alternative cohort of courses, please consult with the Department of Art + Art History Undergraduate Academic
    Advisor. To fulfill the 12 hours of approved electives, any elective courses may be taken.
7   Three semester hours of art history used to fulfill major degree requirements may also be counted toward the visual and performing arts
    requirement of the core curriculum. Please consult the School of Undergraduate Studies for a complete list of courses that may be used for
    the visual and performing arts requirement.
8   Students who complete all stated degree requirements without earning the 120 semester hours required for the B.F.A.: Visual Art Studies
    Major must complete additional elective coursework until 120 hours are earned.

General Degree Requirements

Grade Point Average (GPA) Requirements: To graduate, students must have a GPA of at least 2.00 based on all courses
undertaken at the university. A student pursuing teacher certification must meet certain grade point average requirements during the
course of the certification program. For information, consult the teacher certification officer, College of Education.

Flag Requirements: Extra courses may be necessary if all flag requirements are not met through regular degree requirements, so courses
should be chosen carefully. The following flags are required of all students in the College of Fine Arts: Quantitative Reasoning, Global Cultures,
Cultural Diversity, Independent Inquiry, Ethics and Leadership, and Writing (2 courses). Courses used to fulfill flag requirements may also be
used to fulfill degree requirements. For more information, see the 2016-2018 Undergraduate Catalog.

Residency Requirements: Students must fulfill all residency requirements in order to graduate. Refer to chapter 1 in the 2016-2018
Undergraduate Catalog for university residency requirements; refer to the College of Fine Arts’ chapter for college residency requirements.
     •    Students must complete at least 60 semester hours of coursework counted toward the degree in residence.
     •    At least 6 semester hours of upper-division coursework in the major must be completed in residence.
     •    The last 18 hours of coursework in the major must be taken in residence.

Completing Degree Requirements: A minimum of 120 hours and all degree requirements stated in the 2016-2018 Undergraduate Catalog
must be completed in order to earn the degree.

Teacher Certification

Students seeking teacher certification must adhere to current state requirements, even if they differ from the degree requirements described in
this catalog. Please contact the College of Education for current state certification requirements. Because it serves various needs, the degree
program does not specify all of the requirements for teacher certification. The Texas state certification standards require specific coursework and
examinations not stipulated in this degree program. A student pursuing teacher certification must carefully select courses to meet the certification
standards and must fulfill all of the additional requirements for admission to candidacy and certification (e.g. course prerequisites, grade-point
average requirements, examinations). Students intending to pursue teacher certification in art must consult the teacher certification
officer, College of Education SZB 216 (512-471-3223) and the visual art studies advisor in the Department of Art and Art History for
information about the current certification standards and requirements for admission to candidacy.

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Notes
1   Consult the School of Undergraduate Studies for complete lists of courses that may be used fulfill the core curriculum requirements.
2   Students pursuing teacher certification are strongly encouraged to take Psychology 301 to fulfill this requirement.
3   Courses used to fulfill flag requirements may fulfill other degree requirements as well; therefore, students should select courses carefully. If
    flag requirements are not satisfied within the minimum number of semester hours required for the degree and major, the student will need to
    complete additional coursework to fulfill these flag requirements.
4   Courses used to fulfill a writing flag requirement may also be used to fulfill other degree requirements, except RHE 306.
5   Courses used to fulfill entrance deficiencies do not count toward the degree; all entrance deficiencies must be removed by appropriate
    courses in order to graduate.
6   The minor is predetermined by the option selected and must be approved by the visual art studies advisor. (Usually 370S and EDC 950W for
    teacher certification.)
7   Electives are predetermined by the option selected and must be approved by the visual art studies advisor. (Usually EDC 331S and EDC
    332S for certification.) Students who complete all stated degree requirements without earning the 120 semester hours required for the
    B.F.A.: Visual Art Studies Major must complete additional elective coursework until 120 hours are earned.
8   Three semester hours of art history used to fulfill major degree requirements may also be counted toward the visual and performing arts
    requirement of the core curriculum. Please consult the School of Undergraduate Studies for a complete list of courses that may be used for
    the visual and performing arts requirement.
9   At this stage of the degree, students must select either the teacher certification or the community art programs option.

General Degree Requirements

Grade Point Average (GPA) Requirements: To graduate, students must have a GPA of at least 2.00 based on all courses
undertaken at the university. A student pursuing teacher certification must meet certain grade point average requirements during the
course of the certification program. For information, consult the teacher certification officer, College of Education.

Flag Requirements: Extra courses may be necessary if all flag requirements are not met through regular degree requirements, so courses
should be chosen carefully. The following flags are required of all students in the College of Fine Arts: Quantitative Reasoning, Global Cultures,
Cultural Diversity, Independent Inquiry, Ethics and Leadership, and Writing (2 courses). Courses used to fulfill flag requirements may also be
used to fulfill degree requirements. For more information, see the 2014-2016 Undergraduate Catalog.

Residency Requirements: Students must fulfill all residency requirements in order to graduate. Refer to chapter 1 in the 2014-2016
Undergraduate Catalog for university residency requirements; refer to the College of Fine Arts’ chapter for college residency requirements.
     •    Students must complete at least 60 semester hours of coursework counted toward the degree in residence.
     •    24 of the last 30 semester hours counted toward the degree must be completed in residence.
     •    At least 6 semester hours of upper-division coursework in the major must be completed in residence.
     •    The last 18 hours of coursework in the major must be taken in residence.

Completing Degree Requirements: A minimum of 120 hours and all degree requirements stated in the 2014-2016 Undergraduate Catalog
must be completed in order to earn the degree.

Teacher Certification

Students seeking teacher certification must adhere to current state requirements, even if they differ from the degree requirements described in
this catalog. Please contact the College of Education for current state certification requirements. Because it serves various needs, the degree
program does not specify all of the requirements for teacher certification. The Texas state certification standards require specific coursework and
examinations not stipulated in this degree program. A student pursuing teacher certification must carefully select courses to meet the certification
standards and must fulfill all of the additional requirements for admission to candidacy and certification (e.g. course prerequisites, grade-point
average requirements, examinations). Students intending to pursue teacher certification in art must consult the teacher certification
officer, College of Education SZB 216 (471-3223) and the visual art studies advisor in the Department of Art and Art History for
information about the current certification standards and requirements for admission to candidacy.

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Notes

1   This requirement is part of the core curriculum. Consult the School of Undergraduate Studies for complete lists of courses that may be used
    to fulfill the core curriculum requirements.
2   Registration for RHE 306 is based on birth month. Those with an even birth month will register in the fall and those with an odd birth month
    register in the spring.
3   UGS 302 or 303 must be taken in the first year of enrollment at the university. Students are encouraged to take this course in the fall, as
    there are fewer offerings in the spring.
4   This course may also fulfill one of the two writing flag requirements, but only if it is offered as a writing flag the semester it is taken.
5   Selected courses in art history may also fulfill the three-hour visual and performing arts requirement of the core curriculum. Consult the
    School of Undergraduate Studies for a complete list of courses that may be used fulfill the visual and performing arts core requirement.
6   To fulfill the studio art area requirements, students must complete three hours in each of the following four areas: A) drawing, life drawing,
    painting; B) intaglio, lithography, photography, serigraphy; C) digital-time art, performance art, video art; D) ceramics, metals, sculpture.
    Courses used to fulfill studio art area requirements must bear the ART prefix.
7   Elective hours will vary depending on any courses counted toward multiple degree requirements. If a student completes all stated degree
    requirements without earning the 120 semester hours required for the B.F.A.: Studio Art major, additional elective coursework will be
    necessary until 120 hours are earned.

General Degree Requirements

Grade Point Average (GPA) Requirements: To graduate, students must have a GPA of at least 2.00 based on all courses
undertaken at the university; a 2.50 GPA is required on all upper-division studio art courses taken in residence at the university.

Flag Requirements: Extra courses may be necessary if all flag requirements are not met through regular degree requirements, so courses
should be chosen carefully. The following flags are required of all students in the College of Fine Arts: Quantitative Reasoning, Global Cultures,
Cultural Diversity, Independent Inquiry, Ethics and Leadership, and Writing (2 courses). Courses used to fulfill flag requirements may also be
used to fulfill degree requirements. For more information, see the 2014-2016 Undergraduate Catalog.

Residency Requirements: Students must fulfill all residency requirements in order to graduate. Refer to chapter 1 in the 2014-2016
Undergraduate Catalog for university residency requirements; refer to the College of Fine Artsʼ chapter for college residency requirements.
     •    Students must complete at least 60 semester hours of coursework counted toward the degree in residence.
     •    24 of the last 30 semester hours counted toward the degree must be completed in residence.
     •    At least 6 semester hours of upper-division coursework in the major must be completed in residence.
     •    The last 18 hours of coursework in the major must be taken in residence.

Completing Degree Requirements: A minimum of 120 hours and all degree requirements stated in the 2014-2016 Undergraduate Catalog
must be completed in order to earn the degree.

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Scholarship Information

Scholarships for UTeach Art/VAS
Students can apply for scholarships at designated times to cover the cost of research,
conference presentations, and/or expenses incurred during the student teaching
semester. All COFA scholarships may require a 3.00 minimum GPA. The VAS Scholarship
Chair coordinates the application procedure and sets application deadlines throughout the
semester. UTeach Art/VAS faculty members present application procedures in art
education classes.

Fine Art Student Teacher Travel (FASTT) Grants
Student teachers placed in low SES schools (Title One) in districts more than 100 miles
beyond Austin may qualify for a FASTT grant. This purpose of this grant it to help defray
living and travel expenses incurred if a student does not select a local student teaching
placement. It also provides support so that student teachers may be placed with strong
mentors/cooperating teachers throughout the state of Texas. UTeach Art/VAS faculty
will share application procedures in upper level classes.

Federal Student Aid/ Department of Education Financial Aid
http://studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebApp/students/english/index.jsp
http://www2.ed.gov/finaid/landing.jhtml

Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation       http://www.tgslc.org/

Texas Exes Organization   http://texasexes.org/students/schol_students.asp

McCarthy Dressman Education Foundation
The Foundation awards one-year scholarships in the amount of $6,000 each to college
students enrolled in teacher education programs at New Mexico State University; the
University of California, Santa Cruz; The University of Texas at Austin; and West Virginia
University.
http://www.mccartheydressman.org/student.html

Texas Education Agency
Every year the Texas Education Agency (TEA) submits a list of subject matter teacher
shortage areas and a list of designated low-income schools to the U.S. Department of
Education (USDE). Teachers with certain types of student loans may qualify for partial
loan forgiveness, deferment or cancellation benefits.
http://www.tea.state.tx.us/loan.aspx

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State Certification Checklist

In addition to successfully completing student teaching and all of your BFA VAS
degree requirements, in order to obtain a P-12 Art teaching certification in Texas you
must complete the following:

Certification Requirements in Texas

   •   apply to SBEC [1]
   •   complete an undergraduate degree
   •   complete an approved certification program (UT is an approved program)
   •   pass both required exams (access to exams is provided only to students who have been
       accepted into Apprentice Teaching)
   •   complete the required fingerprinting process [2]. Some students may have already completed
       this process. Check with your Apprentice Teacher seminar instructor if you have questions.

Certification Process

As soon as grades are posted, UTeach provides program completion documentation to the
University’s Certification Officer. The Certification Officer checks the list above and recommends
students for certification if all of the requirements are met.

Documentation is not sent if:

   •   you are registered for courses after your student teaching semester
   •   you are missing degree requirements
   •   you have not applied to graduate

Undergraduates: Degrees must become official [3] before you can be recommended for
certification.

Where’s My Certification?

Wondering where your certification is? Here are some possibilities:

   •   Did you apply to graduate [4]? Is your degree official yet [3]?
   •   Did you apply to SBEC [1] yet?
   •   Have you completed the fingerprinting process [2]?
   •   Have you taken and passed all exams? IMPORTANT: The number of retakes is now
       limited. More information about these new limits [5] is availabe from TEA.
   •   Did you finish course work or degree requirements after Apprentice Teaching? Send us an
       email [6] to let us know you’re ready to be certified.
   •   Did you finish course work for certification after your degree became official [3]? .
       FINGERPRINTING: Did you complete the fingerprinting process, but your SBEC application
       still shows that as incomplete? This is a known glitch in the system. Call TEA Fingerprinting
       at 512 936 8400/option

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TEXES/Certification Exam Information

The State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC) requires that art teachers pass two certification
exams:
      1.     The TEXES Art EC-12 (test #178)
                      Study guide can be found here: http://cms.texes-
                      ets.org/files/7514/2720/1648/art_EC_12_178_TAAG.pdf

      2.     The TEXES Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities EC-12 (test #160)
                     Study guide can be found here: http://cms.texes-
                     ets.org/files/2815/1023/1650/ppr_EC_12_160_TAAG_2017acce
                     ssibility.pdf

Students will be approved by the UTeach Art program during their senior year to sit for
the exams. Once approved, it is their responsibility to register for the exams through the
Educational Testing System (ETS) at http://cms.texes-ets.org/registration/

There is a fee for each exam. Passing score is 70% or above.

Important: Limit on the number of retakes for TExES exams

As of September 1, 2015, candidates are limited to four retakes on a certification test, in
accordance with HB 2205, 84th Texas Legislature, 2015.

In January 2016 the ETS Eligibility web service was changed to not send test approvals
for a specific test when the educator has reached or exceeded the exam limit of 5
attempts for that test. Please note that the exam registration system does not prevent a
person from registering for more than one test on their fifth attempt. If a person
registers for more than one Core Subjects subtest (800 series test), and if the person
passes on a sixth attempt, that person will need to request a waiver for the attempt to
count for certification.

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Important Websites:

College of Fine Arts
https://finearts.utexas.edu/

Department of Art and Art History
https://art.utexas.edu/

College of Fine Arts, Student Affairs Office
https://finearts.utexas.edu/students

College of Education
http://www.edb.utexas.edu/education/

College of Education, Teacher Certification Office
http://www.edb.utexas.edu/education/programs/certification/about/overview/

Texas Art Education Association
http://www.taea.org/TAEA/default.asp

National Art Education Association
http://www.arteducators.org/

State Board for Educator Certification
http://www.tea.state.tx.us/portals.aspx?id=2147484909

Texas Education Agency
http://www.tea.state.tx.us/

Center for Educator Development in Fine Arts
http://www.cedfa.org

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UTeach Art/VAS/Art Education Faculty and Staff Information

UTeach Art/VAS Website:
https://art.utexas.edu/undergraduate-degrees/visual-art-studies

Dr. Christopher Adejumo, Associate Professor
ART 3.424, 512-471-5672
c.ade@mail.utexas.edu

Dr. Christina Bain, Associate Professor
Visual Art Studies/Art Education Division Assistant Chair
ART 3.412, 512-471-5341
chrisbain@austin.utexas.edu

Dr. Dawn Steinecker, Visiting Professor
ART 3.416

Professor Betsy Murphy, Adjunct
UTeach Art/University Field Supervisor
ART 3.402
betsy.murphy@utexas.edu

Marie Du Mond, Academic Advisor, Department of Art and Art History
DFA 2.530, 512-475-7718
mdumond@austin.utexas.edu

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