Bachelor of Science in Visual Arts Education (K-Grade 12)

Core Curriculum

All degree programs require completion of the Core Curriculum. A complete description of the core and its requirements is available in the Core Curriculum section of the Daemen catalogue. Courses which satisfy a portion or complete a core requirement will have such designation indicated after the course title.


    • ART103 Foundation Design I (3)
    • ART104 Foundation Design II (3)
    • ART105 Foundation Drawing I (3)
    • ART106 Foundation Drawing II (3)
    • ART230 Computer Rendering (3)
    • ART251 Ceramics I (3)
    • ART267 Sculpture I (3)
    • ART331 Art Reading List (3)
    • ART443 Issues & Methodologies in Contemporary Art (2) — ILIT; WI.NOTE: IN COMBINATION WITH ART498=RP
    • ART446 History of Contemporary Art: 1940 – Present (3)

      • ART225 Watercolor Painting I (3)
      • ART325 Introductory Oil Painting (3)
      • ART326 Introductory Acrylic Painting (3)

      • ART240 Woodcuts and Monoprints (3)
      • ART439 Serigraphy (3)

      • ART334 Digital Photography (3)
      • ART455 Photography (3)
    • Art Studio Electives: 9 credits
    • ART498 Senior Art Exhibit (1) — NOTE: IN COMBINATION WITH ART443=RP

    • NOTE: A student who has earned a B or less in EDU237/L in his/her first two attempts will be dismissed from the teacher certification program.
    • EDU203 Learning Theory (3)
    • EDU237/L Instructional Design: Theory & Practice (3/1)
    • EDU301-311-302 Methods & Materials: Art (Elementary/Middle//Secondary Level) (3/3/3)
    • EDU313 Foundations of Education (3)
    • EDU402 Methods in Classroom Management -Secondary Education (3)
    • EDU477-478 Student Teaching and Seminar: Elementary/ Secondary Levels: Art (K-6/7-12) (6/6)
    • SED270 Nature & Educational Needs of Students with Disabilities (3)

    • CMP101 English Composition (3) — CS; ILIT; WI
    • IND101 Sustainable & Critical Relationships (3)
    • IND275 History of Art: Ancient-Medieval (3) –AA;WI
    • IND285 History of Art: Renaissance-Modern (3)–AA; WI
    • Foreign Language: This teacher certification program requires successful completion of 6 credits in one foreign language.  A student may not waive this requirement via demonstrated proficiency in a foreign language.
    • Core Electives: 33 credits: Recommended: IND/WST328 The Image of Women in Art & Media (3)


Admission to Upper Division Requirements

  1. An overall grade point average of 2.75 or better for all completed college courses.
  2. A grade point average of 2.75 or better in all education courses (ECSE, EDU & SED prefix). Please go to to calculate.
  1. A Dispositional Interview.
  2. Compile and submit, for Education Department faculty review, a comprehensive emerging e-portfolio, the contents of which include the following exhibits: artifacts, facsimiles, projects, grades. Projects must be the scanned originals submitted to the professors and, therefore, include the professors’ comments/corrections/annotations.
  • A researched, scholarship-based paper submitted for EDU 203.
  • An outline of an instructional unit, including a fully designed 3-lesson learning segment, prepared for EDU 237.
  • A researched, scholarship-based paper submitted for SED 270.
  • A written emerging professional resume.
  • A written emerging philosophy of education
  • A written emerging comprehensive reflective narrative detailing perception of current status, skills gained during coursework, targets or goals for continuing professional development, and expectations for the future (i.e., intended career choice).
  • A completed Disposition Self-Assessment (DSA) containing narrative reflection showing examples to support the ranking of each of the criteria.

Absence of any of these items or an overall GPA lower than 2.75 will constitute an incomplete submission, and the portfolio will not be accepted for review. If you are missing assignments, please see your advisor before the submission date to seek advice about your options.

  1. Traditionally admitted students (non-transfer students) who are seeking admission to upper division status must apply by March 19 of the second year of study.
  1. Transfer students must apply by March 19 during the semester in which they are completing EDU 267 or ECSE 280. Transfer students who enter Daemen College with an Associate degree must submit a portfolio which includes an emerging professional resume, a written emerging philosophy of education, a comprehensive reflective narrative, and, if available, artifacts from comparable courses taken at other institutions, indicating where they were taken and the grade earned.
  1. In the event of a resubmission due to extenuating circumstances approved by the department chair, the GPA will be considered as closed as of the spring semester. The review process will be complete by August 31st before the start of the new fall semester.

Requirements For Student Teaching

  1. An overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.75
  2. A grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 in all Education courses
  3. Apply for Student Teaching, usually at the end of the third year
  4. Be recommended for student teaching by the Program Director of Art Education and the Education Department Chairperson.

Graduation Requirements

  1. An overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 and submission of an Application for Degree form.

Additional Requirements for Initial Certification

Consult the Daemen Education Department FAQ for complete details.

Suggested Course Sequence

Access the suggested course sequence for the BS, Visual Arts Education, from the Education Department web page or the Program Plans site on the Registrar’s web page.