Oct 18, 2021  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art, Studio Practice Concentration (Preparation for Teaching), BA

The BA in Studio Practice/Preparation for Teaching, offered by the Department of Art and Art History , is designed for students interested in teaching art in high school or middle school and has been approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) as meeting the undergraduate subject matter preparation for a single subject credential program to be completed after the BA. The Preparation for Teaching degree provides a broad foundation in contemporary art practice and permits some specialization in a favorite art medium as well as specialized courses in teaching art education for young people. (Note that completing this major does not guarantee admission to a credential program; see www.sjsu.edu/education for more information.) This is an excellent time to prepare for a teaching career in California.

Summary of Degree Units

University Graduation Requirements 41
Major Preparation 27
Major Core Requirements (includes Capstone) 25
Specialized Courses 9
University Electives 18
Total 120

University Requirements for Graduation

Students must complete all residency, curriculum, unit, and GPA requirements as outlined in the Undergraduate Graduation Requirements  section of the Policies and Procedures .

Program Roadmaps

The 4-Year Roadmap is available online. Roadmaps should be used in consultation with the catalog and your advisor to identify additional requirements for completing the major (for example, course grade minimums). Associate Degrees (ADT) Pathways are also available online.

General Education/American Institution Requirements

Courses that meet General Education/American Institution requirements are noted with area designation for required area. For legend please see General Education Attributes .

University Requirements (41 units)

Core Lower Division General Education (27 units)

Of the 39 units required by the university, 12 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Courses that meet GE Areas A1, A2, A3 or B4 must be passed with a “C-” or better to meet the requirement. Consult with major advisor for details.

Upper Division General Education (6 units)

Of the 9 units required by the university, 3 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Consult with major advisor for details.

American Institutions (6 units)

The 6 units of American Institutions (US123) coursework shown below also fulfills GE Areas D2 and D3. Other courses meet the American Institutions requirement, but may not include additional GE areas. The American Studies (AMS 1A /AMS 1B ) and Humanities Honors (HUM 1A /HUM 1B , HUM 2A /HUM 2B ) programs both offer larger integrated packages that meet this requirement. Consult with major advisor for details.

Complete One Sequence From:

Physical Education (2 units)

Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement

At SJSU, students must pass both the SJSU Writing Skills Test (WST) and a 100W course. Exceptions to the GWAR may be found at Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR) .

A grade of C or better (C- not accepted) is required to meet graduation requirement.

Major Requirements (34 units)

Core Requirements (22 units)

Area Focus (9 units)

Complete three (3) courses in one of the following areas:

Courses can not be taken again if taken in another requirement area.

University Electives (18 units)

Talk with you advisor from the Department of Art and Art History  about a list of recommended minors.

Total Units Required (120 units)