Required for first year students majoring in Art Education. Provides an examination of the foundations of art education in public schools and examines the motivations for selecting art teaching as a profession. Focuses on grades kindergarten through grade 12. Topics include overviews of pre-service teacher preparation at PSU, societal issues affecting public education in general and the arts in particular, a review of American education history, school finance and school law, and the study of student learning styles and needs. Students initiate the development of a professional electronic portfolio. A 10 hour observation/participation component in the schools is required. Springs.
*All course information is from the 2013-2014 Catalog.