Art in Education

Plan of Study

TCC Associate of Art in Art to
NSU Bachelor of Art in Education in Art Education

The Art Education program at NSU is designed to provide students with a broad educational base in the visual arts and qualify them to teach art at the secondary level. Students in the Art Education program will receive specialized instruction in drawing, painting, design, printmaking, art history, sculpture and ceramics and learn skills in objective self-criticism and evaluation of art work. They will also have the opportunity to publicly display their art in a capstone exhibit.

Transferring to NSU is a seamless process. Although you can transfer to NSU at any time in your academic career, the smoothest transition occurs if you have earned or will earn an A.A. or A.S. from TCC. This milestone will help meet your general education requirements for the Art Education major at NSU. As an Education major, you also have to complete a Psychology course and 3 hours of language other than English. You should utilize the 3 hours of "Required Electives" in the TCC General Education Requirements to take a foreign language. Utilize the 3 hours of electives in the A.A. in Art program to take PSY 1113. While obtaining your A.A. in Art degree, you can earn 21 hours of the 48 hours of art courses required for the Art Education program. These 21 hours are listed on the plan of study.

What it takes to complete a B.A.Ed. in Art from NSU. If you don't complete your A.A. or A.S. at TCC, you will need to meet Northeastern's specific general education requirements. You must have at least 124 hours completed to earn a B.A. Ed. in Art. Of those hours, 60 must be from a four-year college or university and 40 must be junior and senior (3000/4000) level. You must be English proficient; this means that you must pass English composition I & II with a "C" or better. Therefore, when you transfer to NSU, you will likely need to complete 60 to 64 more hours in order to earn your B.A.Ed. in Art. All courses counting toward the Art Education major must be passed with a grade of "C" or better. Students in the Art Education program complete 27 hours of studio art, 9 hours of art history, 12 hours of art education, and 29 hours of professional education courses.

How do my TCC classes transfer to NSU? Each class you take at TCC will count in one of the following categories that make up this bachelor's degree: general education, major, or free elective. Free electives are extremely flexible and can be selected from any academic area. However, be aware that if not chosen carefully, free electives may not count toward the 124 hours needed for graduation. Always consult your advisor on the viability of any free electives taken. As an education major, you will not have many free elective hours to fill. If you completed a class at TCC that does not meet one of the other specific requirements, it will count in the free elective category, up to the first 64 hours. If you have completed more than 64 hours at the associate degree level, all courses will transfer to NSU, but only the first 64 hours will apply to your degree. This is because you must have 60 hours from a four-year institution to meet state requirements for graduation with a baccalaureate degree.

When can you start taking NSU classes? You can begin taking classes at NSU while you are completing your A.A. or A.S. at TCC. This is called dual enrollment, many students do this each semester. Consult an NSU academic advisor and a financial aid counselor to see how dual enrollment can work for you. For more information about please call 918-444-3617 or visit the Art Education program.

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