Art Education Post-Baccalaureate Certification


About the program

Target audience

The Post-Baccalaureate, Non-Degree Teaching Certificate program is designed for individuals who hold an undergraduate art degree or graduate art degree with sufficient coursework and wishes to become an art teacher.  The program leads to Georgia teaching certification at the T-4 level. 

This teacher certification program, in the field of art for all grades (P-12), is offered through the College of Education in partnership with the College of Liberal Arts (Department of Art, Music and Theatre). 

Timing

Individuals can start this program in any semester.  There is no firm application deadline but we encourage applicants to apply as early as possible.

Questions

All admissions questions about the letter of intent, initial disposition assessments, GACE testing and exemptions, and the background check or employment verification form should be directed to Greg Dziuban, College of Education graduate admissions coordinator, at 912-344-2568 or greg.dziuban@armstrong.edu

All admissions questions about the application, application fee, transcripts, immunizations and lawful presence should be directed to Graduate Admissions at 912-344-2798 or graduate@armstrong.edu.

All questions about the program and sufficient academic preparation should be directed to the Department of Art, Music and Theatre at 912-344-2556 or tom.cato@armstrong.edu.

Required courses

The program of study consists of nine (9) required courses totaling 27 semester hours.  Coursework consists of professional education classes, art education courses and an internship. 

Professional Education Courses (11 hours)

EDUC 6000 - Professional Orientation to Teaching ........................................................ 3 … online

EDUC 6100 - Technology Applications for Teachers ...................................................... 2

EDUC 6200 - Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment  …………................................... 3

EDUC 6300 - Students with Disabilities …………………………………….……………..... 3 … online

Art Education Courses (12 hours)

ARTS 5400G – Art in Elementary Grades …………………………………….................... 3

ARTS 5410G – Art in the Middle and Secondary Grades ……….................................... 3

ARTS 5430G – Technology in Art Education ………………………………………............ 3

ARTS 5500G – Curriculum and Methods in Art Education ……………........................... 3

Internship (4 hours)

ARTS 6750 - Graduate Internship .................................................................................. 4

TOTAL                                      27 hours

A full-time, semester-long, field-based graduate internship (student teaching) is under the tutelage of a university supervisor.  This internship cannot begin until all other required courses have been completed.

EDUC face-to-face courses are offered at night.  ARTS courses are offered in the daytime only.  Not all courses are offered every semester.  For example, the internship is offered only during the fall and spring semesters and during the day – when schools are in session.