Minor in Art Education
Teacher Certification is gained through the Professional Training Option (available only with the B.A., Studio Art Specialization). This curriculum combines the Department of Art’s courses in art education with specific general education coursework, offered through the College of Professional Studies (COPS). Students, pursuing the Art Education minor, must also be registered as a BA, Studio Art major. A specific list of studio courses is designed for future art educators, encouraging them to explore a wide variety of artistic media, and to study different artistic cultures and historical styles. (For the specific list of courses see the UWF catalog).
The general education courses listed in the UWF catalog for the Art Education minor will be those recommended under the Professional Training Option. The PTO, awarded by COPS, is a DOE-approved, teacher-training program, leading to Teacher Certification in the State of Florida. Students in Art Education should follow the PTO coursework for their Art Education minor.