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Retention and Advanced Standing

The Bachelor of Science program in art education is designed to educate professional teachers of art. There are four decision points in the program, and for each of these decision points, there are three possible outcomes: unconditional admission; conditional admission with a prescribed remedial plan which when successfully completed will result in unconditional admission; or denial of admission. Denial of admission at any decision point means the student is no longer able to pursue an art education degree at Case Western Reserve.

Decision Point 1: Application for Admission to the Program

Official admission to the Art Education Program generally occurs at the end of the fall semester of the sophomore year after a student completes ARTS 295 Introduction to Art Education. Admission to the program requires:

  1. being accepted to the university
  2. being accepted as an art major through a portfolio review before matriculation
  3. successful completion of ARTS 295 Introduction to Art Education, including evaluation of an initial Teaching ePortfolio
  4. cumulative Case GPA of 2.5 or better
  5. submission of a signed Statement of Assurance of Good Moral Character
  6. a satisfactory interview with art education faculty, documented on the Teacher Licensure Admission Assessment Form

 

Decision Point 2: Application for Advanced Standing

The Application for Advanced Standing should be submitted by the junior year and the fall semester after Decision Point 1. The application requires:

  1. a successful review of the updated Teaching ePortfolio
  2. submission of a current DPR form documenting the following: a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better, an art course GPA of 2.5 or better, and an education GPA of 3.0 or better
  3. a passing score on the Candidate Disposition Assessment Inventory, completed by the art education faculty

 

Decision Point 3: Application for Student Teaching

The Application for Student Teaching should be completed by week 8 of the semester prior to student teaching. The application requires:

  1. a successful review of the updated Teaching ePortfolio
  2. submission of a current DPR form documenting the following: a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better, an art course GPA of 2.5 or better, and an education GPA of 3.0 or better
  3. a passing score on the Candidate Disposition Assessment Inventory, completed by the art education faculty
  4. passing a TB test
  5. presenting documentation of Hepatitis B vaccination
  6. passing official Federal and State criminal background checks

 

Decision Point 4: Application for Initial Licensure

Application for Initial Licensure occurs after successful completion of all degree requirements. The application requires:

  1. a successful review of the completed Teaching ePortfolio
  2. submission of a current DPR form documenting the following: a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better, an art course GPA of 2.5 or better, and an education GPA of 3.0 or better
  3. a passing score on the Candidate Disposition Assessment Inventory, completed by the art education faculty
  4. achievement of state-mandated scores on the two Praxis II national teacher exams
  5. completion of the Case Student Teaching Final Assessment by the cooperating teacher and university supervisor with a grade of B or better
  6. completion of the Case Teacher Licensure Exit Interview and Survey

After successfully completing all requirements at the four decision points, the student is recommended by the university’s director of teacher education for the Ohio Visual Art (Pre-K-12) License. Completion of the Bachelor of Science in art education does not ensure that the State of Ohio’s Visual Art Teacher License will be awarded. Teacher licensure is also obtainable through the Art Education Graduate Program of Study.

Additional information on this program is available in the office of the director of art education.

Page last modified: April 7, 2014