Bring your checklist, a current class schedule, and all other related papers with you to all advising appointments. You should also make it a point to download a copy of your course transcripts and prepare a schedule prior to your advising meeting. You will not be advised for course registration without your course checklists and other related documents. You are responsible for keeping your checklist updated. Do not lose your advising sheet!

Every semester, prior to pre-registration, you should make an appointment with your advisor(s) to discuss your class schedule for the following semester. You will be unable to register for classes until you meet with your advisor who will approve your projected schedule and “unblock” your account. Once your account is “unblocked” you may register for classes online
In some cases, an advisor may “unblock” your advising screen for several semesters and make it possible for you to register for classes without an advising appointment.

Art Department advisors hold regularly scheduled office hours and can meet with you about advising concerns during those times. Advising for course registration typically begins around mid-term of each semester and lasts through pre-registration. Advisors typically post advising hours and you may sign up for a registration advising appointment at that time. It is important for you to meet with your advisor(s) prior to pre-registration to avoid disappointment, as many Studio Art foundation courses fill up quickly.

At least one semester prior to student teaching, an appointment should be made with the Advising Coordinator of the Darden College of Education to verify that all records and course work for teacher licensure are in order. At this time an appointment should also be made with the Chief Departmental Advisor of the Art Department to verify that all records and course work relating to licensure and graduation are complete.

For admittance into the Art Education program, transfer candidates must have a minimum collective GPA of 2.50 from institutions previously attended. In addition to ECI 485: Student Teaching, all transfer students must complete a minimum of 30 hours at Old Dominion University, including 21 hours in Studio Art. For more information, see the attached sheet and refer to the University Catalog.

Transfer students and students who have been accepted into a second degree program should make an appointment with the Art Education Program Director or the Chief Departmental Advisor of the Art Department to verify curriculum requirements. All records, advising, and paperwork will be handled through the Art Department.

All transfer students and licensure only candidates must meet with the Chief Departmental Advisor  prior to, or during, their first semester. At this meeting, transfer students and licensure candidates should bring a portfolio of slides, photographs, or actual work completed in studio art courses at their previous institutions. When images and examples of work are not available, students and candidates must supply copies of course syllabi and/or university catalog course descriptions for studio art and art history course for which they wish to receive credit. These documents are necessary in order for students to receive credit for art and art history courses taken at other institutions. The CDA will approve the coursework and will declare your Major.

click here for details about PRAXIS EXAMS!
Note the following and plan accordingly:

1. ARTS 305: Elementary Art Education and ARTS 406: Secondary Art Education are considered as both professional education requirements and studio art courses.

2. It is recommended that ARTS 406: Secondary Art Education and ARTS 407: Art Education Practicum and Art 408 Student Teaching Seminar be taken together in the same semester. These three courses are typically only offered during the Fall semester. Students must register online for the 407 Practicum.

Request your Practicum placement online from the TES website!!!

When these courses cannot be taken in the same semester prior to student teaching, ARTS 406, 407 and 408 should be taken in the fall semester immediately preceding student teaching;  Praxis 1 score are required. Student must also apply to the TES program with approved Praxis 1 scores .

Praxis Scores:

TES Program

3. TLED 485 : Student Teaching is a 12-credit course. This course requires attendance at two assigned schools for the entire semester. Art Education student teaching can be either spring or fall semester. Registration for student teaching takes place in the first week of the fall semester prior to student teaching. Unless you are enrolled in ARTS 406 or ARTS 407 and 408 you must meet with the Art Education program director during the first week of the fall semester prior to the Spring semester in which you intend to do your student teaching. You will have two teaching assignments of seven weeks each, one at the elementary level and one at the secondary level (middle or high school). One of the two placements must be in an urban school district (Norfolk, Newport News, or Portsmouth). Because the student teaching experience is intended as the final preparation for and simulation of the actual experience of K-12 teaching, you should be prepared for a very demanding workload. You will be expected to attend all weekly seminars and school functions. Your cooperating teachers, school principals, and your art education supervisor will evaluate your professional and instructional performance. Potential employers review your student teaching evaluations, and therefore, it is crucial that you complete a successful student teaching experience. Because your performance during student teaching is the most important component of licensure, it is inadvisable for you to hold a job or to schedule any other classes when completing Student Teaching. Therefore, you should make necessary financial and other arrangements in the semesters prior to student teaching. Praxis 1 and 2  and the VCLA are required for Student Teaching.

4. Degree seeking students apply for graduation- online forms- in the Fall semester of their final year; the Fall before Student Teaching. Applications can be picked up in the Chief Departmental Advisor’s office.

All Art Education students must be accepted into the Teacher Education program before they are eligible to apply for Student Teaching. A student applying for admission into the Teacher Education Program must submit passing scores on Praxis I , SAT or VCLA/Praxis 1 MATH.

Generally, students apply to the Teacher Education Program during the semester in which they are enrolled in ARTS 305: Elementary Art Education. Ideally, you should apply to the Teacher Education Program as soon as possible. At the earliest, students with at least 30 semester hours can apply. Students should apply two semesters prior to the semester in which they intend to student teach.

For acceptance into Teacher Education, you must have an overall G.P.A. of 2.75 with a grade of C or better in the academic major/minor content and professional core. Further, you must have a passing score on the PRAXIS I exam. Applications for Teacher Education can be found in, and should be submitted to, the Office of Teacher Education Services (Education Building, Room 152). All questions relating to the Teacher Education Program, licensure applications, student teaching, and internship placements can be directed to the Program Support Technician: (phone: 757-683-3231 – fax: 757-683-4872).

In consultation with the Chair or the Chief Departmental Advisor, you should formally declare Art Education as your major as soon as possible to ensure that all records are forwarded to the Art Department. With this in mind, it is also important to remember that you cannot officially declare a major until you have completed the required 6 semester hours of English composition (see the University Catalog).

You must maintain a minimum G.P.A. of 2.75 for continuance in the Art Education Program, to be eligible for Student Teaching, for final degree certification, and for licensure.

In Art Education, Student Teaching is only offered during the Spring semester. Again, it is important to note that you must achieve passing scores on the PRAXIS I  Praxis 2 and the VCLA examinations and be admitted into the Teacher Education Program before applying for Student Teaching. Students apply for student teaching during the first week of the fall semester prior to Student Teaching.

Preparation for Student Teaching Checklist
__ 1. Earn at least 30 credit hours.
__ 2. Pass PRAXIS I and Praxis 2 and ( VCLA ) examination.
__ 3. Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program.
__ 4. Pass Exit Exam.
__ 5. Complete all art, art history, and art education coursework.
__ 6. Apply for Student Teaching.

The University writing exit examination is required for graduation. It must be passed before you will be allowed to student teach. At the same time, you will be required to complete an assessment questionnaire about the university.

You must have a valid TB test to meet the requirements for ECI 301: Social and Cultural Foundations of Education, ARTS 407: Art Education Practicum, and for ECI 485: Student Teaching. A TB test may be obtained at the Student Health Center (MW 8:15 AM – 12:00 PM, 1:00 – 2:00 PM; Friday 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 1:00 – 2:00 PM). The test costs $2.00 payable in advance at the Bursar’s Office. A test given by a private physician is also acceptable.

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