Art K-12 Licensure Program toward M.Ed., Secondary Education

Offered on the Fairbanks campus only, this is an intensive, classroom-based K-12 art licensure program (34 credits) that prepares postbaccalaureate candidates for K-12 teaching positions. The program is specifically designed to prepare candidates to teach in multicultural settings in Alaska. The content will specifically identify and discuss current issues of art education and applying Alaska content/performance standards and frameworks as well as national standards for art education.

Candidates who apply as graduate applicants may simultaneously pursue teacher licensure and the M.Ed. secondary education degree. Significant additional course work will be required. (See requirements for M.Ed. secondary education.)

At the end of the program, if students have successfully met all of the program requirements, they will be eligible to apply for an Alaska initial teaching license and will receive certificates of completion from UAF.

Candidates who enter the K-12 Art Licensure program are required to have use of/own a laptop computer before they begin their internships in the fall semester of their professional year.

For program options and professional field experiences information, please see information listed in the catalog for the secondary postbaccalaureate licensure program.

Admission to the K-12 Art licensure program toward M.Ed. in secondary education includes meeting requirements of the UAF Graduate School and the School of Education. Candidates take five of the licensure courses at the F600 level.

For information on the application process, acceptance to the program and professional field experience, please refer to the secondary postbaccalaureate licensure program toward M.Ed. section.

Admission Process and Requirements

Applicants will follow the admission process and requirements listed in the catalog for the secondary postbaccalaureate licensure program, with the exception that applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in art from an accredited university or college. Applicants should be aware that additional content course work may be required, depending on content of degree. Additional course work, as determined by the appropriate departments, may mean a delay of program admission until requirements are fulfilled.

Minimum Requirements for Licensure: 34 credits

ED F452Elementary Internship3
ED F453Secondary Internship3
ED F649Elementary Art Methods3
EDSC F402Methods of Teaching in the Secondary School3
EDSC F415Foundations of Modern Educational Practice3
or EDSC F205 Introduction to Secondary Education
EDSC F614Learning, Development and Special Needs Instruction3
or EDSE F622 Curriculum, Management and Strategies II: High Incidence
EDSC F636Art Secondary Instruction and Assessment3
EDSC F642Technology Applications in Education I1
EDSC F643Technology Application in Education II2
EDSC F657Multicultural Education and School-Community Relations4
EDSC F658Classroom Organization and Management3
PSY F240Psychology of Development3
or PSY F245 Child Development
Total Credits34