Bachelor of Education in Art Education

The Art Education Program is designed to prepare art teachers for grades K-9, Cycle 1 and Cycle 2 according to the classifications of Abu Dhabi Educational Council (ADEC) and the Ministry of Education. This program is offered in collaboration with the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. The major theme of the program is to prepare highly qualified Art teachers as professional practitioners.

Program Objectives

  • Actively seek opportunities for professional growth in art education and who become classroom researchers.
  • Have the necessary academic background in art education, professional education knowledge, skills and dispositions to respond effectively to students’ differences in education settings.
  • Apply effective communication techniques to foster active inquiry, creative and innovative thinking, collaboration, and supportive interaction inside and outside the classroom.
  • Apply effective communication techniques to foster active inquiry, creative and innovative thinking, collaboration, and supportive interaction inside and outside the classroom.
  • Create positive communities of learners that encourage positive social interaction, active engagement in art learning, and self-motivation for all students.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate skills in research methodology, problem solving, and critical thinking.
  • Evaluate, manage, and apply appropriate art education methods and procedures in processes of investigation toward identified solutions independently and confidently as professional.
  • Evaluate teacher-learner interactions to facilitate and guide student learning art in diverse learning environments.
  • Appraise diversity and its impact on art curriculum and art instruction.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of outcomes-based art curriculum.
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate a personal approach to teaching and learning art through the use of information derived from a variety of art sources.
  • Design, develop and implement appropriate art assessment techniques and tools.
  • Plan and implement art curriculum as related to current trends.
  • Outline the application of technology in art and effective communication techniques in grade K-9 settings.
  • Function and communicate effectively within the social setting of the school, community and society.

Degree Requirements

Required Credit Hours : minimum 126 hours

General Education (Req. CH:39)

Cluster 1: Values to Live By - Islam (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ISLM100Islamic Culture3.000

Cluster 1: Values to Live By - Ethics (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
FOED102Professional Ethics in Education  13.000
1 : Also counts towards the major

Cluster 2: Skills for Life - English Communication Skills (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ESPU103Introduction to Academic English For Education3.000

Cluster 2: Skills for Life - Information Literacy (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
GEIL101Information Literacy3.000

Cluster 2: Skills for Life - Thinking Skills (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
PSY105Creative & Innovative Thinking Skills3.000
PHI180Critical Thinking3.000

Cluster 3: The Human Community - Emirates Society (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
HSS105Emirates Studies3.000

Cluster 3: The Human Community - Humanities/Fine Arts (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ARCH340History and Theory of Architecture3.000
HSR120Introduction to Heritage & Culture3.000
HSR130Introduction to Language & Communication3.000
LIT150Introduction to Literature3.000
LNG100Introduction to Linguistics3.000
LNG110Language, Society & Culture3.000
MSC200Introduction to Mass Media3.000
MSC240World and Arab Media3.000
PHI101Introduction to Philosophy3.000
PHI270Philosophy of Education3.000
PHI271History and Philosophy of Science3.000
TRS200Introduction to Translation3.000

Cluster 3: The Human Community - Social and Behavioral Sciences (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
PSY313Educational Psychology  23.000
2 : Also counts towards the major

Cluster 3: The Human Community - The Global Experience (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
AGRB360Global Agri-food Trade3.000
ARCH346Contemporary World Architecture3.000
BIOE240Principles of Environmental Science3.000
GEO200World Regional Geography3.000
HIS120Arab & Islamic Civilization3.000
HIS121World History: Origins to 15003.000
HIS125Contemporary Civilization3.000
PSG250Principles of International Relations 3.000

Cluster 4: The Natural World - Mathematics (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
MATH120Contemporary Applications of Math3.000
STAT101Statistics in the Modern World3.000

Cluster 4: The Natural World - Natural Sciences (6.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ARAG205Introduction to Fish & Animal Science3.000
ARAG220Natural Resources3.000
BION100Biology and its Modern Application3.000
CHEM181Chemistry in the Modern World3.000
FDSC250Contemporary Food Science & Nutrition3.000
GEOL110Planet Earth3.000
PHYS101Conceptual Physics3.000

Cluster 5: Capstone Experience (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
CURR426Capstone Experiences in Art Education  33.000
3 : Co-Requisite: CURR 466 Student Teaching in Art Education and also counts towards the major


Art Education Major

Required Courses (84.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ART101Arts and Society I3.000
ART201Drawing I3.000
ART301Painting I3.000
ART3023-D Design3.000
ART303Digital Photography3.000
ART382Introduction to Art Criticism3.000
CURR101Educational Technology3.000
CURR102Principles of Curriculum & Instruction3.000
CURR104Introduction to Art Education3.000
CURR213Children's Artistic Development3.000
CURR223Assessment in Art Education3.000
CURR224Interpreting Art Experience: Social and Behavioral Perspectives3.000
CURR301Colour Theory3.000
CURR302Introduction to Art Museum Practices3.000
CURR359Early Field Experience in Cycle I1.500
CURR360Early Field Experience in Cycle II1.500
CURR369Teaching Art in Cycle I Schools3.000
CURR370Teaching Art in Cycle II Schools3.000
CURR417Art in Public Places3.000
CURR466Student Teaching in Art Education  49.000
FIL312Animation Filmmaking3.000
FOED201School and Family3.000
PHED201Physical Fitness and Wellness3.000
FOED350Educational Research3.000
HIS133Introduction to Art History3.000
MSC462Designing Media Messages3.000
SPED101Education of Exceptional Children3.000
4 : Co-Requisite: CURR 426 Capstone Experience

Supporting Elective Courses (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
FOED101Learning Communities3.000
PHED311Health & Movement3.000
SPED321Gifted and Talented3.000