AED 500: ART IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Use of art materials, processes, and procedures in the elementary school; individual experience in various media appropriate at different grade levels; consideration of the role of the classroom teacher in self-contained, supervised, or art specialist programs; related problems of the school curriculum.
AED 501: ART DEVELOPMENT IN THE PRESCHOOL CHILD
Intellectual, emotional, physical, perceptual, and creative development of the young child from birth through kindergarten; roles of parents and teachers in the creative growth of the child; implications for the choice of materials, processes, and procedures appropriate at the preschool level.
AED 502: ART FOR THE EXCEPTIONAL CHILD
Special problems in the use of art media with children who vary markedly from their peers in emotional, physical, intellectual, or other= conditions; individual and/or group investigations of topics ranging from students with disabilities (PL 94-142, Education of All Handicapped Children Act) to the specially gifted or talented students; implications of the choice of materials, processes, and procedures in individual cases; consideration of the role of the art teacher vis-à-vis the school art therapist.
AED 505: FOUNDATIONS IN MUSEUM EDUCATION STUDIES
History of museum education; practical experience creating interpretive programs and exhibitions using museum collections, archival resources, and publications; overview of museum operations; current and controversial issues and future trends; definition, history, theory, and responsibilities of museums and museum education; opportunity to work firsthand with curators and museum educators to create appropriate and accessible programs for diverse audiences.
AED 506: COLLOQUIUM IN THE ARTS
Common and related concerns, experiences, and activities in the various arts, including visual and performing arts, and other acts of individual and/or group expression; seminar reports, discussions, presentations; planning of integrated arts activities and investigation for potential implementation in the field; individual or group project as practical.
AED 510: ART MATERIALS WORKSHOP
Studio experiences with visual arts media, processes, and techniques for art and classroom learning activities; individual and/or group investigations of experiences and adaptations to classroom application. Extra class studio hours as needed.
AED 512: DESIGN PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES
General design principles and applications; elements of design in space organization; theoretical and functional applications to individual plans and projects. Tutorial relationship with instructor.
AED 518: ART EDUCATION AND MULTICULTURALISM
Cultural competence in art education; attitudes, approaches, and materials required for teaching art to today’s diverse school populations; understanding and appreciating the arts and life ways of various peoples and their cultures; curriculum development; interaction with various community resources.
AED 520: ART AND THERAPY
Art experiences/products of children and adults in therapeutic settings; slide lectures, demonstrations, films, videotapes, articles, books, observations, and group and field experiences.
AED 527: FIELD STUDIES
Prerequisites: Art education program major; consent of department chair.
Supervised field experiences in the major discipline.
AED 565: SEMINAR IN FEMINIST ART AND CRITICISM FOR TEACHING
A forum for development and critique of teaching methods, visuals, and instructional materials for using feminist art and criticism in art education; practical direction in applying relevant contemporary art, written criticism, and oral interpretation in classroom settings.
AED 590: INDEPENDENT STUDY
AED 591: RESEARCH PROJECT
Research or investigation of a particular problem in the discipline, planned and carried out by the student and supervised by the instructor.
AED 601: ADMINISTRATION AND SUPERVISION IN ART EDUCATION
Role of the supervisor of art in relation to the community, the school administration, the classroom teacher, and the special art teacher; functions of the art consultant and the special art teacher in elementary schools; preparing budgets, procuring equipment, and ordering supplies. Extra class reports and discussions. Classification: elective for art education graduate program students.
AED 603: INTERNSHIP (ART EDUCATION OR ART THERAPY)
Prerequisite: Consent of department chair.
Supervised internship in an educational setting consistent with the student’s program of study.
AED 604: FUNDAMENTALS OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING FOR MUSEUMS
Theories and practices of planning and implementing museum education programs for diverse audiences; techniques and methods for creating innovative programs within a museum setting.
AED 606: METHODS OF DEVELOPING AND EVALUATING ART CURRICULA
Formulation of standards for analyzing and evaluating teaching materials and strategies as they relate to teacher-student dialogue, learning behavior, and problems of the individual; experimental research studies in schools; may include visits and participation of site personnel.
AED 609: STUDIO METHODS
Technical studio experience as appropriate to the teaching artist: processes, procedures, skills, knowledge, and attitudes; integration of personal and classroom investigations. May be repeated up to three times.
AED 610: METHODS OF INSTRUCTION IN NONSTUDIO DISCIPLINES
Theoretical and practical background to implement nonstudio activities in the art classroom; approaches to teaching art history, criticism, aesthetics, and multicultural concerns.
AED 688: SEMINAR IN ART EDUCATION
Prerequisite: completion of 18–21 credit hours.
Contemporary problems; review of curriculum developments, methodology, innovative developments, and interdisciplinary concepts; individualized studies under faculty advisement.
AED 689: RESEARCH
Prerequisite: AED 688.
Individual and group study of methods of research in the discipline; training in research methods, interpretation, evaluation, and adaptation of research findings for application to professional needs.
AED 690: MASTER’S PROJECT
Prerequisite: AED 602 or AED 689.
A study undertaken by one or more individuals on a problem of professional significance, to demonstrate an area of mastery in the field.
AED 695: MASTER’S THESIS
Prerequisite: AED 602 or AED 689.
Individual investigation of an original problem representing a significant contribution to the literature of the field. May be repeated.