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Dual Education/Art

Visual Arts Dual Major for Students enrolled in the School of Education

The Dual Visual Arts Major is offered to students enrolled in one of the following programs: Deaf Education and Art (DEAR), Early Childhood Education and Art (ECAR), Elementary Education and Art (ELAR), or Special Education and Art (SEAR). A portfolio review is required to enter the major. The major consists of 10 courses and requires a 2.75 cumulative grade point average and a minimum grade of C+ in all major courses. A minimum grade of B is required in AAV 111, AAV 112, AAV 113, and AAV 140 4-D. Students enrolled in the Visual Arts Dual Major must take a minimum of six courses in TCNJ’S Department of Art and Art History.

Students enrolled in the Visual Arts Dual Major must take the following 10 courses:
Core:
1. AAV 111 Drawing
2. AAV 112 2-D
3. AAV 113 3-D
4. AAV 140 4-D
5. AAV 102 Visual Thinking

Studio Concentration:
6. AAV 215 Painting
7. AAV 213 Sculpture
8. Intermediate-Level Art Studio (AAV 2XX), AAV 130 Photography I, or AAE 373 Elementary Techniques

Art History:
9. Art of the European Tradition: Survey Course (AAH 105, 106, or 252)
10. Asian, Islamic, African, or Native-American Art (AAH 215, 216, 217)

Note: In order to be eligible for a NJ teaching endorsement (certification) in Art, students must take 3 advanced level Art Studio (AAV) or Art History (AAH) courses from an accredited institution. As long as students meet the 10-course requirement above, they are eligible for graduation (i.e., graduation and teaching endorsement are separate), however the additional 3 courses are required for state art teaching certification. Students apply for the art teaching endorsement after graduation directly through the New Jersey Department of Education. Students may use their electives to fulfill these three course requirements

Recommended 3 additional courses for Art teaching certification:
11. Advanced-Level Studio or Art History (3XX AAV or AAH)
12. Advanced-Level Studio or Art History (3XX AAV or AAH)
13. Advanced-Level Studio or Art History (3XX AAV or AAH)

Recommended First Year Program of Study: Dual Visual Arts/Education Majors
Fall
AAV 111/Drawing I 1 course unit
AAV 112/2-D 1 course unit
Education Major Course 1 course unit
Education Major Course 1 course unit

Spring
AAV 102/Visual Thinking 1 course unit
AAV 113/3-D or AAV 140/4-D (or AAH 105, 106, 252) 1 course unit
Education Major Course 1 course unit
Education Major Course 1 course unit

Total for Year: 8 course units

You can find the downloadable planner here.

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