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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art Certification (P-12)

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Program Requirements

Students who seek certification in art (P-12) major in fine arts with a concentration in art. They also take specific core and education courses with field experiences at the elementary and secondary levels. Students take:


To earn a Bachelor of Arts in Art with P12 Certification, students must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours. Students must earn a cumulative GPA of 2.75.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Mount St. Mary’s develops educators who are able to:
  • demonstrate the content and pedagogical knowledge, skills and dispositions to effect student learning (proficient)
  • examine learning to shape their practice (reflective)
  • demonstrate commitment to the diversity, dignity, equality and rights of the individual (ethical)
  • demonstrate leadership as active participants in the education community (leading)
  • respond to the demands of an increasingly diverse technological and global society (adaptive)

An advisor in the education department will be assigned upon the student’s admission to a teacher education program, though the primary advisor resides in the major department. The student is responsible for knowing and meeting the requirements and deadlines for internship, program completion and certification, as well as all graduation requirements of the major department and of the University. This Maryland Approved Program meets Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) certification requirements. Students are advised to consult certification requirements in states of interest early in their study.

Sample Four Year Sequence: Fine Arts-Art Majors with Certification

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

FSYM 101 The First Year Symposium (3) 

World Languages I (3)

EDUC 100 Foundations of American Education (4)  

FAAR 108 Two-Dimensional Design (3) 

FAAR 105 Drawing I (3) 

16 credits

Spring Semester

WCIV 102 Origins of the West (3) 

World Languages II (3)

PHIL 103 Foundations of Philosophy (3) 

FAAR XXX Art Elective (3)

GNSCI 1XX Lab Science (4)

16 credits 


Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

WCIV 201 The Western Imagination: the Renaissance to the Great War (3) 

PHIL 203 Philosophy in the Modern Age (3) 

FAAR 204 Art History: Survey of Western Art, 14th Through 19th Century (3) 

FAAR 106 Painting I (3) 

FAAR XXX Art Elective (3) (FAAR 111 Three -Dimensional Design (3) recommended)

15 credits 

Spring Semester

AMER 202 America in the World (3) 

THEOL 220 Foundations of Theology: Faith and Revelation (3) 

MATH 211 Mathematical Thinking (3) 

EDUC 208 Learning Theory and Human Development (4)  

EDUC 204 Sophomore Spring Field Experience (0)  

FAAR XXX Art Elective (3)

16 credits 


Junior Year

Fall Semester

THEOL 320 Encountering Christ (3) 

EDUC 300 Modernity in Education (3)  

EDUC 325 Literacy in the Secondary Content Areas I (3)  

SPED 308 Introduction to Exceptional Children (4)  

FAAR XXX Art Elective (3)

EDUC 311 Junior Fall Field Experience (0)  

16 credits 

Spring Semester

EDUC 432 Methods and Assessment of Learning Art (4)  

EDUC 427 Literacy in the Secondary Content Areas II (4)  

ARMO 300 Modernity in Visual Art (3)  

FAAR 230 Drawing II (3) or FAAR 231 Painting II (3)  
EDUC 386 Spring Elementary Internship I (0)  

14 credits 

Senior Year 

Fall Semester

EDUC 490 Teacher Internship/P-12 Art and World Languages (8)  

EDUC 496 PPAT Seminar (4)  

12 credits 

Spring Semester

FAAR 402 Advanced Senior Studio Project (3) 

THEOL/PHIL 300 Ethics and The Human Good (3)

EDGE 343 Globalization and Education (3)  

FAAR XXX Art Elective (3)

Elective (3)

15 credits 


*Students must take FAAR 230 Drawing II (3) or FAAR 231 Painting II (3)  by the end of their junior year. FAAR 402 Advanced Senior Studio Project (3) is open to juniors who have taken FAAR 230 Drawing II (3) or FAAR 231 Painting II (3) and can be repeated.