Academic Catalog 2021-2022

Introductory Art, Subject Matter Authorization

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Holders of a Single Subject or Multiple Subject credential issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing may secure an Introductory Art Subject Matter Authorization that allows the holder to teach the subject matter content typically included in curriculum guidelines and textbooks approved for study in grades 9 and below.  This allows an employer to assign a teacher with an introductory art authorization to teach a class in which the curriculum is for grades 9 and below but the students in the class may be in grades K-12.

For other requirements governing issuance of this authorization, consult the Teacher Education section of this catalog or contact the School of Education Student Services Center.

Complete each of the following courses or equivalent as approved by the Department of Art and Design Advisor:

Lower Division
ART 1103
ART 1113
ART 150Ceramics I3
ART 1702-D Design3
ART 1713-D Design3
ART 179Drawing 13
ART 180Painting I3
ART 190Sculpture I3
Upper Division
Select one of the following:3
Art Of Calif & Southwest
Latin American Art
ART 365
Select one of the following:3
ART 344
ART 345
Drawing II
Life Drawing I
Painting II
Select one of the following:3
Wheel Thrown Ceramics
Human Form In Sculpture
Mixed Media Sculpture
Total Hours33