Mission Statement

The Art Education program is designed to prepare a small but steady supply of art educators for K-12 schools in the Northeast Florida region. The program is designed to produce art educators who reflect high levels of professional behavior through the ongoing pursuit of scholarly inquiry, active reflection on professional practice, and service to the profession and the community. The core learning objectives of the Art Education program are correlated to the National Visual Arts Standards, National Art Education Association, the College of Education and Human Services Conceptual Framework, as well as the Florida Accomplished Practices at the pre-professional level (AP 1-Assessment, AP 2-Communication, AP 3-Continuous Improvement, AP 4-Critical Thinking, AP 5-Diversity, AP-6 Ethics, AP 7-Human Development and Learning, AP 8-Knowledge of Subject Matter, AP 9-Learning Environments, AP 10-Planning, AP 11-Role of the Teacher, AP 12-Technology).

Student Learning Outcomes

UNF Art Education graduates will be able to:
  Communication Skills
  • Use effective communication techniques (verbal, nonverbal, and written communication) to deliver instruction and to communicate with parents and the community.
      Content Discipline Knowledge/Skills
  • Knowledge/Skills Use evidence, case studies and videotaped episodes of authentic teaching to identify effective teaching strategies
  • Demonstrate breadth of knowledge about art concepts and techniques
  • Develop knowledge, skills and dispositions to effectively manage the classroom environment
      Critical Thinking Skills
  • Apply methods of analysis and interpretation of art critique, art history, art studio and aesthetics
  • Plan, implement and evaluate K-12 art learning experiences in art studio, art history, aesthetics and criticism
  • Create assessment tools such as rubrics, rating scales and anecdotal records for use in evaluating student progress in art.

    Assessment Approaches

    UNF graduates of the B.A.E program in Art Education will demonstrate mastery of content knowledge and teaching skills through proficiency on course embedded assessments, activities, and critical task assessments in core, major, and clinical experiences at a proficiency level expected of a teacher candidate. It is expected that teacher candidates apply knowledge throughout the program by demonstrating understanding, competence, and effective implementation. Assessment strategies include: 1) assignments and other formal formative, summative and authentic assessments, 2) successful completion of critical tasks in specific courses, 3) participation in class discussions, reflections and critiques that provide a dynamic forum for developing ideas and demonstrating knowledge, 4) analysis of teaching performances in field experiences and methods courses, and 5) development of meaningful learning experiences that address learning and performance modes based on principles of effective instruction.

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