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COURSES

To view the current list of Art Education courses being offered, visit The University of New Mexico Registrar page. Courses Offered in the Art Education (Art Ed) Program on a Rotating Basis: (Numbers in parentheses indicate the number of credit hours per course)

Undergraduate Courses

214. Art in Elementary and Special Classrooms I. (3)
Understanding the art process as it relates to the growth and development of children. Experiences, methods, and curriculum for art education in the elementary school. Special fee required.

310. Teaching Art in the Elementary School. (3)
Philosophical, psychological, theoretical and practical concepts about teaching art in the elementary school, including observation and involvement in art teaching situations. Initial screening course in prerequisites for teacher preparation curricula. Special fee required.

320. Teaching Art in the Secondary School. (3)
Philosophical, psychological, theoretical and practical concepts about teaching art in the middle/junior and senior high school, including observation of and involvement in art teaching situations. Additional screening course when indicated in individual cases.

368. Porcelain Vessels. (1-3) Survey
(Also offered as Art Studio 368.) Oriental-Japanese method of wheel-thrown porcelain vessels and its place in art teaching. May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor. Special fee required.

391. Problems. (1-3)
Individual problems are studied and researched under the supervision of the faculty member. Prerequisite: Permission of faculty member involved.

400. Elementary Student Teaching in Art. (3)
Directed and supervised student teaching in art at the elementary level (grades 1-6) in a school plus a seminar on campus dealing with theory and practice relevant to art in the elementary school. Prerequisites: 310, 320 and approval of the Program's Student Teaching Supervisor.

410. Curriculum Development in Art Education (3)
Diverse art historical, philosophical, and psychological bases for theories and models of curriculum development as they apply to teaching art in a planned manner. Students will develop part of yearly curriculum for art education.

420. Art Education in Early Childhood. (3)
Theory, methods, curriculum for teaching art with children ages 4-7, emphazing the teacher's response to the creative needs of young children as a part of their total growth and learning. Special fee required.

431. Studio Art in the School - Bookmaking. (3)
Studio experience in art for school situations with a focus on the teaching of bookmaking. Special fee required.

432. Studio Art in the School - Digital Arts. (3)
Studio experience in art for school situations. The course explores the teaching of digital arts and the use of technology to enhance teaching art for both the elementary and secondary levels. Emphasis is on the use of the Mac computer as a creative tool for simple digital editing. Special fee required.

433. Studio Art in the School - Printmaking. (3)
Studio experience in art for school situations. The course explores the teaching of printmaking at both the elementary and secondary levels through study of relief and intaglio printmaking techniques. Special fee required.

434. Studio Art in the School - Printmaking Advanced Secondary. (3)
Studio experience in art for school situations. The course explores the teaching of printmaking at the secondary level through study of non-toxic intaglio printmaking (solar gravuere) and monotypes. Special fee required.

435. Studio Art in the School - Drawing, Painting, Collage. (3)
Studio experience in art for school situations with a focus on the teaching of drawing, painting and collage. Special fee required.

436. Studio Art in the School - Textile Arts. (3)
Studio experience in art for school situations with a focus on the teaching of textile arts. Special fee required.

437. Studio Art in the School - Clay. (3)
Studio experience in art for school situations with a focus on the teaching of ceramics. Special fee required.

461. Student Teaching at the Secondary Level. (3)
Directed and supervised student teaching in art at the secondary level (grades 7-12) in a school plus a seminar on campus dealing with theory and practice relevant to art in the secondary school. Prerequisites: 310, 320 and approval of the Program's Student Teaching Supervisor.

465. Art and the Exceptional Child. (3)
(Also offered as special education 465). Designed to acquaint teachers with the value and therapeutic uses of art in special education classrooms and to acquaint art education majors with adaptations of art to various exceptional cases. Special fee required.

466. Art with At-Risk Students. (3)
A studio-based course in theory and practice of working with diverse students at risk for factors including socioeconomics, language, behavior, psychiatric diagnoses. Ten hours fieldwork. Lab fee.

472. Art Criticism and Aesthetics for Teachers. (3)
An exploration of art criticism and aesthetics as part of a comprhensive art education curriculum with practical application in a K-12 setting.


474. Art for the Gifted. (3)
Identification and characteristics of gifted students in general and in art. Theory, methods, curriculum and practical art experiences for the gifted. Special fee required.

475. Art, Architecture and Environmental Education in the Schools. (3)
The use of art and architecture in the school curriculum. The aesthetics of the built environment in relation to design and behavior and the order and delicate design in nature and buildings. Designs of learning environments are also explored. Special fee required.

493. Topics. (1-3)
Courses on a wide variety of topics about art education are offered according to interest and need. Different sections indicate different topics.
Prerequisite: varies with course topic.

Graduate Courses

500. History and Philosophies of Art Education. (3)
An introduction to major historical beliefs, values, and practices that have influenced contemporary art and art education programs and practices all levels of instruction, with implications for art therapy and museum education.

510. Curriculum Development in Art Education. (3)
Historical, philosophical, and psychological bases for theories and models of curriculum development as they apply to teaching art in a comprehensive and planned manner. Students will develop the curriculum for art education.

520. Art Education in Early Childhood. (3)
Theory, methods and curriculum for teaching art with children ages 4-7, emphasizing the teacher's response to the creative needs of young children as a part of their total growth and learning. Lab fee.

531. Studio Art in the School - Bookmaking. (3)
Studio experience in art for school situations with a focus on the teaching of bookmaking. Special fee required.

532. Studio Art in the School - Digital Arts. (3)
Studio experience in art for school situations. The course explores the teaching of digital arts and the use of technology to enhance teaching art for both the elementary and secondary levels. Emphasis is on the use of the Mac computer as a creative tool for simple digital editing. Special fee required.

533. Studio Art in the School - Printmaking. (3)
Studio experience in art for school situations. The course explores the teaching of printmaking at both the elementary and secondary levels through study of relief and intaglio printmaking techniques. Special fee required.

534. Studio Art in the School - Printmaking Advanced Secondary. (3)
Studio experience in art for school situations. The course explores the teaching of printmaking at the secondary level through study of non-toxic intaglio printmaking (solar gravuere) and monotypes. Special fee required.

535. Studio Art in the School - Drawing, Painting, Collage. (3)
Studio experience in art for school situations with a focus on the teaching of drawing, painting and collage. Special fee required.

536. Studio Art in the School - Textile Arts. (3)
Studio experience in art for school situations with a focus on the teaching of textile arts. Special fee required.

537. Studio Art in the School - Clay. (3)
Studio experience in art for school situations with a focus on the teaching of ceramics. Special fee required.

565. Art in the Exceptional Child. (3)
(Also offered as special education 565) Study of the special use of art activities with exceptional children along with practicum experience in field situations. Materials fee.

566. Art with At-Risk Students. (3)
A studio-based course in theory and practice of working with diverse students at risk for factors including socioeconomics, language, behavior, psychiatric diagnoses. Ten hours fieldwork. Lab fee.
568. Image and Imagination in Art Education. (3)
Metaphorical aspects of art, art in the construction of self and realities, and image making. Examines relationships among image and imagination, art and art education. Lab fee.

570. Art in Multicultural Education. (3)
Examination of issues related to the education of diverse populations, especially the Native American and Hispanic populations of New Mexico.

572. Art Criticism and Aesthetics for Teachers. (3)
An exploration of art criticism and aesthetics as part of a comprhensive art education curriculum with practical application in a K-12 setting.

574. Art for the Gifted. (3)
Identification and characteristics of the gifted student in general and in art. Theory, methods, curriculum and practical art experiences for the gifted. Materials fee. (Offered upon demand.)

585. Research Applications to Art Education. (3)
Examination of the assumption, methods, results and applications of research in art education and art therapy.

590. Current Trends and Issues in Art Education. (3)
Examination of the contemporary developments, trends, and issues in the field of art education as they relate to society, education, and art.

591. Problems. (1-3, to a maximum of 6)
Individual research into an area in art education proposed by the student and conducted under the direction of a professor.

593. Topics. (1-3)
Specialized courses about a particular topic in art education. A wide variety of topic courses is offered according to demand. Different sections indicate different topic content.

595. Advanced Field Experiences. (3-6, to maximum of 12)
Individual observation, teaching, residency in an art education field situation under the supervision of a professor. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. We encourage internships in museums, special populations workshops, and other non-school settings for art education.

598. Directed Readings in Art Education. (1-3, to a maximum of 6)
Independent reading and research into a particular area of interest related to art education.

599. Masters Thesis. (1-6 hours per semester)
Offered on a credit/no-credit basis only. The writing of original research for a master's thesis.

Many courses listed above are offered on demand or in an alternating sequence to meet the current programmatic needs of students. For specific semester course offerings or for more detailed information about the graduate program contact the Art Ed office.


   

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