Mar 02, 2021  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Education: Initial Teacher Certification in Art Education Birth-12

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The Art Education program offers a Bachelor of Science in Art Education with New York State Initial Teacher Certification, Birth-Grade 12. Committed to developing well-rounded artist-teacher-researchers, the mission is to prepare students to become practicing artists and knowledgeable, reflective professional educators capable of teaching visual arts in diverse contexts and advancing change in the field.  The program blends theory and research with extensive field placement practice in area schools and Nazareth’s Saturday Art School.

The College is currently pursuing accreditation of its educator preparation programs by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP). [Pursuant to §52.21 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, the educator preparation programs offered by Nazareth College are considered to be continuously accredited for purposes of meeting the New York State requirement that all such programs maintain continuous accreditation.] The B.S. Art Education program is registered with the New York State Department of Education.

Note - Transfer students must complete a minimum of five studio art courses at Nazareth College.

New York State Teacher Certification Examinations
For students meeting the GPA requirements for Teacher Certification, teacher candidates are required to take and pass three New York State Certification exams:

  1. Educating All Students Test (EAS)
  2. Revised Content Specialty Tests- Visual Arts (CST)
  3. Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA)

This program requires completion of the art education major. For a complete list of requirements, please visit the art education major page.

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