Program Overview

Students choose one of three options: B.A. in Art Education, B.F.A. with Art Education Licensure, or Licensure Only.

The B.A. in Art Education degree is designed to prepare pre-service art teachers for K-12 licensure.

For the B.F.A. degree with licensure, students must complete all studio requirements for a concentration in one studio area, as well as all of the Professional Education courses required for the B.A. degree.

Students who already hold a B.A., B.S., or B.F.A. in Studio Art or Visual Art, may elect to seek the Licensure Only option in which they must meet all of the art history, studio art, and professional degree requirements for the B.A. in Art Education.

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 .

The PRAXIS 2 Examination is a requirement for licensure both nationally and in the Commonwealth of Virginia. For Art Education licensure in Virginia. the PRAXIS   Examination is divided into two components: PRAXIS I: Academic Skills and PRAXIS II: Content Area – Art Education. Students make take and ass the VCLA to graduate.

A link to the TES application can be found here: Student must fill out the form and meet with the Art Education concentration advisor to complete the forms:

Further Information on the required  state exams are found here:

The professional education preparation programs at Old Dominion University are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Virginia Department of Education

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