May 26, 2018  
2017-2019 UTPB Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2019 UTPB Undergraduate Catalog

Art, BA, with Teacher Certification


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The total semester credit hours required for a Bachelor of Arts - 4 years: Art (Teacher Certification) is 120 sch.  Should students prefer a career in teaching within the public or private sector, it is appropriate to pursue Teacher Certification. This is a BA with a major in Art with the 45 sch in the major and 24 sch in the Education courses. Students interested in Teacher Certification will earn the BA in Art while completing the requirements for certification. It is necessary for the students to fulfill the education requirements to earn the BA degree in Art. Students must apply for admission to the Teacher Preparation program and obtain a certification advisor. Students pursuing teacher certification are required to enter one competition (local, area, state, national, or international) prior to graduation.

Degree Requirements


  1. It is the student’s responsibility to read the catalog and be familiar with and fulfill all the requirements for the BA degree.
  2. Complete at least 120 sch for the BA degree. At least 48 sch must be completed at the junior/senior level, and 24 of the last 30 must be taken at U.T.P.B.
  3. At least 30 sch must be taken at UTPB.
  4. This degree does not require a minor. Please refer to the catalog for specific requirements. However, if teacher certification is not completed, the degree will require a the completion of a minor.
  5. Obtain at least a C grade in ALL MAJOR courses. Maintain a GPA of 2.0 or C average in all courses applicable toward the BA degree.

General Education Requirements (42 sch)


Communication (6 sch)


Language, Philosophy, and Culture (3 sch)


* UNIV courses are open to students in the Honors Program only.

Political Science (U.S., State of Texas and Local Government) (6 sch)


Creative Arts (3 sch)


* UNIV courses are open to students in the Honors Program only.

Component Area (3 sch)


Bachelor of Arts in Art with All Level Teacher Certification (48 sch)


All Art majors are required to meet the visual arts core prior to taking upper-level courses. Students transferring to UT Permian Basin must also meet these requirements before taking junior and senior level Art courses.

Freshman Visual Arts Core (15 sch)


All Art majors are required to meet the visual arts core prior to taking upper-level courses. Students transferring to UT Permian Basin must also meet these requirements before taking junior and senior level Art courses.

Junior or Senior Level Art Requirements (24 sch)


  • Sculpture (3 sch)
  • Painting (3 sch)
  • Printmaking (3 sch)
  • Drawing (3 sch)
  • Ceramics (3 sch)
  • Photography (3 sch)

One Art History course before the Twentieth Century (3 sch)


One Art History course related to the Twentieth and Twenty First Centuries (3 sch)


Exhibition Entry


junior or Senior Level Electives to Complete 120 sch (9 sch)


Education Certification Requirements (24 sch)


All Level ( EC-Grade 12) Certification - Students MUST contact a certification advisor for a certification plan and certification advising.

Approved major for this certification: Art.

  • Professional Foundations
  • Phase I: PSYC 3341  or PSYC 3344  or equivalent; EDUC 3352  or equivalent; EDUC 4362  .
    • Apply for admission to program prior to registration for Phase II courses.
  • Phase II: EDUC 4321  or EDUC 4322  ; EDUC 4326  .
    • Take the diagnostic tests for the TExES prior to registration for Phase III courses.
  • Phase III: EDUC 4378  (Take professional practices course if required.)
    • Take the content-area TExES and PPR TExES. Apply for admission to student teaching.
  • Phase IV: EDUC 4686  (Student Teaching); EDUC 4099  (Seminar).
    • For completion of Seminar, pass the content-area TExES and PPR TExES if not passed previously.

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