Art Education, Associate in Fine Arts Degree

Florissant Valley, Forest Park, Meramec and Wildwood

This transfer option is designed to provide students with the first two years of study towards a professional degree in art education. Upon completion of the AFA - Art Education Option, students can successfully transfer to the University of Missouri-St. Louis to earn a bachelor of fine arts degree in art education or to other four-year art schools or colleges to complete the last two years toward a professional art education degree. Students are strongly advised to familiarize themselves with the art education program at the school to which they plan to transfer and work with advisors at St. Louis Community College to plan a program to meet those requirements.

The AFA - Art Education degree is governed and accredited by the state of Missouri and meets the mid-preparation benchmarks of the performance standards established for pre-service teachers in the state of Missouri. Students should work in consultation with both art and education advisors and will complete required courses in general education, art and professional education. Persons interested in this program should possess a strong interest in the visual arts and a desire to teach at the elementary or secondary level. Students are expected to have college level reading, oral and written language proficiencies and display clear, correct, and effective writing and speaking skills.

Students must achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75. Students transferring to UM-St. Louis with an AFA in Art Education must achieve a passing score on each section of the Missouri General Education Assessment (MoGEA) and completion of the Missouri Educator Profile (MEP). It is recommended that students begin testing for competencies early in their sophomore year. Some four-year transfer institutions may have additional requirements including higher GPA or MoGEA scores. Students are encouraged to work closely with an advisor so they may understand and prepare to meet all entrance requirements.

Students who are planning to transfer to UM-St. Louis should consult with an advisor to learn of the articulation agreement before beginning their coursework toward the STLCC AFA degree. UM-St. Louis offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Art Education, with K-12 teacher certification, with emphasis electives in painting, drawing, photography or printmaking.

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Program of Study

General Education
ENG 101College Composition I3
COM 101Oral Communication I3
HST 101United States History to 18653
or HST 102 United States History from 1865 to the Present
PSY 200General Psychology3
PSY 205Human Growth and Development3
MTH 160College Algebra4
XXX xxxScience Elective with lab4
Physical Education Activity
Select 2 credit hours2
Professional Education
EDU 218Educational Technology3
EDU 120Art for Children3
EDU 210Teaching Profession with Field Experience3
EDU 227Educational Psychology3
EDU 211Foundations of Education in a Diverse Society3
Program Requirements
ART 101Art History I3
ART 102Art History II3
ART 107Design I2
ART 108Design II2
ART 109Drawing I3
ART 110Drawing II3
ART 111Figure Drawing I3
ART 131Computer Art Studio3
3-D Art Elective
ART 113Ceramics I3
or ART 116 Sculpture I
2-D Art Electives
Select 6 credit hours of the following:6
Figure Drawing II
Painting I
Printmaking I
Graphic Design I
Photography I
Drawing III
Total Credit Hours71