Overview

Students who enter the Art Education program at Fairmont State University will be have a number of exciting specialized classes in addition to their general studies requirements.

They will be exposed to courses in:

  • Art history
  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Sculpture
  • Pottery
  • Electronic Art
  • Printmaking
  • Arts Education
  • Professional Education

The FSU Art Department’s faculty is an award winning group of artists, teachers, and scholars. 

They help students to improve their skills in all aspects of art making so that students as teachers can pass the skills on to others.

Students in Art Education classes have numerous opportunities to develop innovative lessons for youngsters and to incorporate them in actual hands-on field experiences through course work and Art Education Club activities.

The Art Education curriculum and experiences are designed to provide students with the highest level of professional education for the art teacher.

It allows students to grow in their abilities as creative artists and scholars of the arts, and to play a major role in the cultural life of a school, college, and community.

Art Department sponsored opportunities are available for Art Majors to travel to major art museums and galleries. Past Art Department trips have included:

  • Cleveland – Cleveland Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art  
  • Pittsburgh – Carnegie Museum of Art, Warhol Museum, The Mattress Factory
  • Washington, D.C.  – National Gallery of Art, Hirshhorn Museum, Corcoran Museum
  • Cincinnati – Cincinnati Museum of Art, Contemporary Art Center, Taft Museum
  • New York City – Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Guggenheim Museum

Career Opportunities

Every step of the way, you will find professors and peers who will help you to develop the confidence you want when you begin your career as an art teacher in public schools.  While many Art Education graduates make their impacts in classrooms, there are several types of careers to consider, including:

  • Public or Private school art teacher
  • Visual  Art instructor or  education coordinator in Community Arts programs
  • Museum Education
  • Advanced degree opportunities in Visual Arts and Education fields
     

Requirements for Admission to Teacher Education

  • Earn a minimum quality point average of 2.75 overall, 2.75 in each teaching specialization and 2.75 in all professional education classes.
  • Complete Early Field Experience COMMUNITY Early Field Experience PDS requirements.
  • Achieve acceptable scores on the Core Academic Skills for Educators Test (CORE).
  • Complete EDUC 2200 (Introduction to Education) and EDUC 2201 (Instructional        Technology) with a grade of “C” or higher. 
  • Complete the Teacher Education Application form in Taskstream.
  • Be approved by the Teacher Education Selection Committee.

 

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Contact Info

Jennifer Yerdon LeJeune
Assistant Professor of Art Education
Wallman Hall 414
Phone: 304.367.4756
jyerdon@fairmontstate.edu

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Dr. Robert E. Mild
Interim Dean
School of Fine Arts
Wallman Hall 303
Phone : 304.367.4219
Robert.Mild@fairmontstate.edu

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The Fairmont State University Department of Music presents its fourth annual Spring Gala on Saturday, April 30, at 7:30 p.m. in Colebank Hall. The concert includes a variety of music, from spirituals and folksongs to jazz and video game music.

Featured performers include the Collegiate Singers, Community Chorus, African Drum and Dance Ensemble and Jazz Band. In addition, outstanding student soloists from the FSU music program will perform. A public reception for all attendees precedes the concert at 7 p.m.

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Monday, April 11, 2016

Fairmont State University ceramic students, alumni, staff and faculty have created several hundred handmade bowls for this year’s Empty Bowls Marion County.

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Monday, April 11, 2016

The City of Fairmont Arts and Humanities Commission presented its 31st annual “Arts in the City” ceremony Sunday.

Held at Central United Methodist Church, the 2016 ceremony rewarded nine artists and humanitarians for their work.

“Obviously our point is to bring recognition to artists and scholars in the local area,” Jack Hussey, commission member, said.

Clifton “Kip” Price was the humanities award recipient for his work in educating the public on the untold story of the “Wereth 11” soldiers’ sacrifice in the Battle of the Bulge during World War II.

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