AE1000 - Introduction to Art Education
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.