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Decision Points for the Bachelor of Science in Art Education


It is the student's responsibility to adhere to the criteria for each decision point, as well as initiate and maintain advisement with the academic advisor.

Decision Point #1

Admission to Art Education Candidacy in the Department of Art, Music and Theatre

  • GACE Basic Skills Tests — photocopy of ALL tests (or Proof of Exemption scores & dates). Being admitted to Decision Point 1 requires, among other things, that you pass GACE I Basic Skills Reading, Writing, and Math (200, 201 & 202). You must plan ahead to be certain that your scores are returned by the due date, or you can provide official exemption scores. These exemption scores are usually found on your Armstrong Permanent Record. These exemption scores apply. You must supply the official scores either on your Armstrong Permanent Record or a copy of your official scores.
      SAT 1000 Verbal and Math combined
      ACT 43 English and Math combined
      GRE 1030 Verbal and Quantitative combined
      CBEST Passing score on the official report
      CLAST Passing score on the official report
      FTCE General Knowledge Passing score on the official report

    Recommendation: Take GACE Basic Skills Exam after passing the Regent's Exam and *completion of ENGL 1101 and 1102 with a grade "C" or better and *completion of MATH 1101 or 1111 with a grade "C" or better.
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.50 (nonrounded) or higher.
  • EDUC 2110, 2120, 2130, 3100 with a grade "C" or better.
  • Two (2) Positive Initial Disposition Assessments. Not submitted in LiveText. Must be taken to the Dean’s Office in the College of Education.
  • Completed Criminal Background Check
  • Photocopy of Professional Tort Liability Insurance (plan #, dates of insurance coverage; must be continuous and valid from admission to candidacy through completion of program)

Progression in the Program of Study

  • Continue submission & assessment of critical assignments via LiveText. Begin submission for LiveText.
  • Application for graduation at least two (2) semesters prior to anticipated date of graduation.
  • Maintain overall GPA of 2.50 unrounded or higher.
  • Professional Tort Liability Insurance (plan #, dates of insurance coverage; must be continuous and valid from admission to candidacy through completion of program)

Decision Point #2

Admission to Internship II

  • Completion of all program requirements
  • GPA of 2.50 (nonrounded) or higher
  • Admission to Candidacy in the department
  • Photocopy of passing scores & dates for GACE Content Assessment Tests
Being admitted to Internship II (Student Teaching) requires, among other things, that you pass GACE II Content Assessment Tests One and Two before you can be admitted to Internship II (Student Teaching). Most students take GACE II Content Assessment Tests the semester before they are to enroll in Internship II (Student Teaching). You must plan ahead to be certain that your scores are returned by the due date. You must supply the official scores in your application package, or by the due date for scores.
  • One Positive Disposition Assessment requested from the instructor of ARTS 5400U in LiveText, printed & attached
  • One Positive Disposition Assessment requested from the instructor of ARTS 3760 in LiveText, printed & attached
  • Completed Criminal Background Check
  • Professional Tort Liability Insurance (plan #, dates of insurance coverage; must be continuous and valid from admission to candidacy through completion of program)
  • Completed application for Internship II for enrollment in ARTS 4760
  • Completed portfolio submission in LiveText and request for evaluation (due on November 1 for Spring Internship II and April 1 for Fall Internship II)

Decision Point #3

Graduation

  • Final overall GPA of 2.50 (nonrounded)
  • Successful Performance Outcomes Assessment (POA)
  • One Positive Disposition Assessment requested from the university instructor of ARTS 4760 in LiveText
  • Internship portfolio submissions in LiveText

Helpful Hints for Completing your Graduation Application


A requirement exists that you complete the Graduate Application two semesters before you graduate.

You may pick up the Graduation Application from the Registrar's Office in Victor Hall or from the Fine Arts Office Room 125. Write the courses you will take the semester you graduate in the right column. Write the courses you took the semester before in the center column. Write the courses you took before that semester in the left column.

Make an appointment with your advisor. Bring the application, a copy of your Permanent Record from the Internet and a signed, updated Program of Study to your advisor.

Your advisor will review your application. Your updated Program of Study will have all earned grades on the lines to the right of the courses. Put the letter for the semester and the year you will take the course on the line to the right of the course. If you are taking the course in the Fall Semester 2011, you write F11 on the line. This explains to your advisor and the Registrar when you plan to complete the requirements. Complete your Program of Study before you meet with your advisor. If you have transferred any courses, a copy of the substitution or equivalency form(s) must also be attached. Please ask your advisor to copy these forms from your Permanent File.
SEE ALSO
Application Form for Admission to Candidacy - Coming Soon
Application Forms for Admission to Internship II - see Office of Field Experiences - Internship II/Graduate Internship