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MSU Teacher Education Unit (TEU)

B.S.Ed. with a major in Art

Art

North Dakota State Standards 8.02 (Visual Arts)

ND Standard 8.2.1

The program requires the study, understanding and application of media techniques and processes. The program uses a variety of performance assessments of candidates’ understanding and ability to apply that knowledge.

Media, techniques and processes are learned and developed in the Art core courses listed below:

ART 110 Intro to Art (2)
ART 112 Computer Graphics (2)
ART 122 2D Design (2)
ART 123 Color and Design (2)
ART 124 3D Design (2)
ART 130 Drawing I (2)
ART 140 Crafts (2)
ART 220 Painting I (2)
ART 225 Watermedia I (2)
ART 231 Figure Drawing I (2)*
ART 250 Ceramics I (2)
ART 265 Sculpture I (2)
ART 270 Printmaking I (2)
ART 361 Printmaking II (2)
*Or Art 331 Drawing III (2)
ART 425 Professional Practices (2)

Individual instructors determine assessment criteria for each of the above courses using departmental guidelines established through consensus planning. Instructors use a variety of assessment instruments such as, but not limited to, pre- and post- examinations, project and portfolio reviews, and individual and group critiques to determine technical and cognitive processes.

Teacher Candidate Evidence for ND Standard 8.2.1: A portfolio of projects from one or more of the courses above. Professional Practices for the Visual Artist is one of our capstone courses for the program. The senior exhibition in partial fulfillment of the Bachelor’s degree produces final proof of the proficiency of the candidate with the media, techniques and processes.

ND Standard 8.2.2

The program requires the study and experiences to develop the ability to interpret art through structured ideas, responses and intentions. The program uses a variety of performance assessments of candidates’ understanding and ability to apply that knowledge.

Our students study, experience, and develop the ability to interpret art through structured ideas, responses and intentions in the following core and elective art courses. The courses are designed to take the students through structured hands-on activities with a specific parameters, but open for personal interpretation by the teacher candidate student.

ART 110 Intro to Art (2)
ART 112 Computer Graphics (2)
ART 122 2D Design (2)
ART 123 Color and Design (2)
ART 124 3D Design (2)
ART 130 Drawing I (2)
ART 140 Crafts (2)
ART 220 Painting I (2)
ART 225 Watermedia I (2)
ART 231 Figure Drawing I (2)*
ART 250 Ceramics I (2)
ART 265 Sculpture I (2)
ART 270 Printmaking I (2)
ART 361 Printmaking II (2)
*Or Art 331 Drawing III (2)
ART 280 Photography I (2)
ART 204 Jewelry I (2)
ART 213 Graphic Design (2)

Individual instructors determine assessment criteria for each of the above courses using departmental guidelines established through consensus planning. Instructors use a variety of assessment instruments such as, but not limited to, pre- and post- examinations, project and portfolio reviews, and individual and group oral and written critiques to determine understanding of the structures of art such as the related elements and principles of art.

Teacher Candidate Evidence for ND Standard 8.2.2: A selection of student projects from any of the studio courses, reading journals, sketchbooks and examples of written gallery visits.

ND Standard 8.2.3

The program requires the study of the arts in relation to history and cultures with its contribution to the individual and society. The program uses a variety of performance assessments of candidates’ understanding and ability to apply that knowledge.

While all of the Art core and elective courses contain art history and cultural appreciation components, noting art’s contributions to the individual and society, the classes listed below deal more specifically with this standard.

ART 110 Introduction to Art (2) The Study and appreciation of the visual arts.
ART 210 Art History 1 (3) A survey of western art from Paleolithic to Renaissance.
ART 211 Art History (3) A survey of western art from Renaissance to present.
ART 219 Native American Art (2) Arts and crafts of the North American Native American cultures through the study of the artifacts and the contemporary works.

Individual instructors determine assessment criteria for each of the above courses using departmental guidelines established through consensus planning. Instructors use a variety of assessment instruments such as, but not limited to pre- and post- examinations, and comprehensive examinations that determine the candidates understanding of the personal, social and physical functions of art, the aesthetic value of art and the structure of art. Art department policy has all majors write five gallery critiques, reading journals or sketchbook activities each semester to assess the application of cognitive processes and student attitudes toward specific art and its contribution to their own life.

Teacher Candidate Evidence for ND Standard 8.2.3: Examples of written gallery visits, reading journals or sketchbook activities each semester.

ND Standard 8.2.4

The program requires the study of characteristics and merits of one’s own artwork and the artwork of others. The program uses a variety of performance assessments of candidates’ understanding and ability to apply that knowledge.

Candidates study the characteristics and the merits of their own artwork and the artwork of others in the Art core and Art history courses. A thorough understanding of these processes is gained through the advanced courses and the advanced independent study in any of the Art core courses.

ART 214 Graphic Design II (2)
ART 322 Graphic Design III (2)
ART 331 Drawing III (2)
ART 333 Painting II (2)
ART 341 Sculpture II (2)
ART 351 Ceramics II (2)
ART 352 Ceramics III (2)
ART 361 Printmaking II (2)
ART 362 Printmaking III (2)
ART 370 Photography II (2)
ART 371 Photography III (2)
ART 380 Watermedia II (2)
ART 410-419 Advanced Independent Study in each of the above
ART 425 Professional Practices for the Visual Artist (2)

Individual instructors determine assessment criteria for each of the above courses using departmental guidelines established through consensus planning. A variety of assessment tools are implemented but not limited to, project and portfolio reviews by peers, the course instructor and candidate self-reflection, examinations, self- assessments and reflections, individual and group critiques.

As part of the ART 425 course all candidates prepare and mount an exhibition of their work. At the close of the exhibition, the candidate is interviewed by the course instructor and writes a reflection on the exhibition and on their preparation as a teacher candidate through the art department. The review is used as an instrument to measure the strengths and weaknesses of the candidate, the strengths and weaknesses of the courses, facilities and faculty. The faculty in turn uses the review results to assess candidate performance, departmental goals and facilities.

Teacher Candidate Evidence for ND Standard 8.2.4: A candidate-prepared exhibition/exit interview. A candidate-prepared presentation on an artist, style of art, or a particular technique or medium. A candidate-prepared portfolio containing a sampling of projects from the core courses that exhibits growth through the course. A candidate-prepared presentation on an artist, media, technique or process that enhances all students learning in a course the candidate is presently taking.

ND Standard 8.2.5

The program requires the study of curriculum development within art education. The program uses a variety of performance assessments of candidates’ understanding and ability to apply that knowledge.

Art Education curriculum development is covered in the following art courses:
ART 201 Art Methods for Elementary Education (2)
-Developmental stages of children’s art
-Discipline Based Art Education
-Multiple Intelligence’s
-Interdisciplinary Connections
-The National Visual Art Standards
ART 390 Art Methods (2)

Curriculum is further explored in the following Professional Education sequence course:
ED 320 Curriculum, Planning and Assessment (3)

Assessment for the above art courses is through examination, structured hands-on studio activities within specific parameters and candidate prepared lessons . The lessons are evaluated by peers, the course instructor, and candidate self-reflection. During the methods courses candidates complete a 60-hour practicum in a public school setting that culminates in the teaching of at least one candidate-prepared lesson. Art 390 is one of capstone courses for the Art education program. Candidates write a comprehensive examination of their acquired art knowledge.

Teacher Candidate Evidence for ND Standard 8.2.5: Examination scores, completed projects, lesson evaluations, or the candidate’s reflective journal, documented activity log, and comments from the practicum teacher.

ND Standard 8.2.6

The program requires the study of methods of teaching art. The program uses a variety of performance assessments of candidates’ understanding and ability to apply that knowledge. The study of the methods of teaching art is covered in the following art courses:

ART 201 Art Methods for Elementary (2)
ART 390 Art Methods (2)

Assessment for ART 201 uses a variety of rubrics to evaluate the studio activities. Candidates design art lessons that reflect an understanding of the developmental characteristics of children and present lessons to their peers. Candidates often use the art lessons in other education courses and often field test them in their job settings such as daycare and after school programs.

In ART 390 candidates cooperate with a practicum teacher to prepare and deliver an art lesson or lessons that utilize their pre-service knowledge.

The art methods courses are enhanced by the following Professional Education courses:

ED 201 Introduction to Teaching (1)
ED 310 The Foundations of Education (3)
ED 460 Managing the Learning Environment (2)
ED 470 Teaching Diverse Learners (2)

Teacher Candidate Evidence for ND Standard 8.2.6: All students prepare a portfolio of studio projects and witness peer prepared and taught art lessons from both the K-12 Art Education candidate and from the Elementary Education candidates in ART 201. A reflective journal from an K-12 Art Education candidate for ART 390, and the demonstration of proficiency in the application of methods to the classroom setting for all students complete the evidence for Standard 8.2.6.

ND Standard 8.2.7

The program requires the study of current, appropriate instructional technologies. The program uses a variety of performance assessments of candidates’ understanding and ability to apply that knowledge.

While the following required and elective courses deal specifically with the use of technology, all of the Art core courses are taught with current methods and techniques. Instructors in the Art department actively seek the latest developments in their particular specialties in the way of computer software, audiovisual materials, new and safer materials and techniques, tools and equipment for the delivery of their course content:

Required:
ART 112 Computer Graphics (2)
ART 280 Photography I (2)
Elective:
ART 213 Graphic Design I (2)
ART 214 Graphic Design II (2)
ART 322 Graphic Design III (2)
ART 370 Photography II (2)
ART 371 Photography III (2)
ART 414 Advanced Independent Graphic Design (1-16)
ART 417 Advanced Independent Study Photography (1-16)
ART 419 Advanced Independent Study Computer Graphics (1-16)
ART 422 Digital Design (2)

The Art courses technological components are further enhanced by the following Education course:

ED 380 Technology in Teaching (2)

Individual instructors determine assessment criteria for each of the above courses using departmental guidelines established through consensus planning. A variety of assessment tools are used that include, but are not limited to, a set number of projects with points assigned, examinations, individual and group critiques of work, and formal and informal self-assessment. Research papers and projects and gallery critiques are also utilized.

Teacher Candidate Evidence for ND Standard 8.2.7: A candidate prepared portfolio containing a cross-section of projects from one or more of the above classes, with an example of the assessment used to determine the meeting of parameters and outcome objectives.