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Multi-Age Visual Arts

The Multi-Age Visual Art, Pre-K to grade 12, licensure program seeks to prepare teachers to work with learners from ages 3 through 21 and Pre-K through grade 12 in the area of the visual arts.

The program includes coursework that address: 
  • Knowledge of content in the field of visual art
  • Knowledge of and skills in instruction and planning
  • The importance of seeing each child as an individual with unique potential. 
Field experiences begin in the first semester and continue throughout the program. 

The program also leads to a major in Studio Art.

For more information please contact:
Dr. Mary Jo Cherry 
440 646 8147
mcherry@ursuline.edu 

Course Descriptions

EDL 101 Introduction to Education (3) 
An overview of education through consideration of historical, philosophical, and social perspectives. Teacher candidates consider the roles and functions of schools within the larger social context, gain an introduction to foundational aims of education and their impact on curricular issues, and begin to develop a personal philosophy of education. Requires additional hours of field experience, BCI clearance, and NEA/OEA student membership. 

EDL 102
 Educational Psychology (3) 
A survey course designed to introduce teacher candidates to psychological principles as they apply to classrooms and school contexts. Teacher candidates are introduced to cognitive, psychological, social, and moral theories of development and consider how these apply to teaching and learning. Requires additional hours of field experience, BCI clearance, and NEA/OEA student membership. 
Prerequisite: PS 101. 

EDL 120 Diversity in Education (3) 
An examination of the philosophical, historical, and legal underpinnings that support contemporary education’s interpretation and implementation of equity in the educational arena. Strategies for adapting instruction to the diverse population are included. Requires additional hours of field experience, BCI clearance, and NEA/OEA student membership. 

EDL 130 Instructional Technologies for Educators (3) 
A course that helps candidates inspire student learning with technology and engage learners with digital tools. Pre-service teachers work to discover “limitless ways to create highly interactive learning opportunities for elementary and secondary school students using . . . a full range of existing technologies . . .” (Maloy, Verock-O’Loughlin, Edwards, & Woolf, 2011). Using 21st century skills and the NETS (National Education Technology Standards) revised frameworks for teaching and learning with technology from ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education), faculty work to provide meaningful ways for candidates to incorporate technology into lessons, making them interactive and motivating to students. 

EDL 210 
Planning for Instruction (3) 
A study of the practical application of principles of instruction on lesson planning. Candidates study the Ursuline College Undergraduate Pre-Student Teaching Lesson Plan and then present a lesson in a micro-teaching context, applying principles of learning and teaching, including assessment practices and use of instructional technology, that support effective classroom teaching and instruction. Requires additional hours of field/clinical experience, BCI clearance, NEA/OEA student membership, and membership in Specialized Professional Association. 
Prerequisites: EDL 101, 102. 

EDA 300 Visual Arts Methods - Adolescence to Young Adult (2)
A study of curriculum with an emphasis on the practical application of principles of instruction on unit and lesson planning specific to the design of visual arts instruction at the secondary level. Teacher candidates plan a unit based on the Ohio Learning Standards in fine arts for visual art, deliver lessons in both school and micro-teaching contexts, and apply principles of measurement and evaluation to the design of a variety of assessment instruments. Principles are introduced by college faculty on campus, and fieldwork involves instruction in and application of current practices in schools. Requires additional hours of field experience in an AYA placement, BCI clearance, NEA/OEA student membership, and membership in the Specialized Professional Association
Prerequisites: EDL 101, 102, 210.

EDA 310 Reading & Literacy - Adolescence to Young Adult (3)
Introduction to principles that govern students’ literacy development. Teacher candidates are introduced to foundational theories of both reading and writing and to the reading/writing connection. Literacies, such as computer and media, are applied to classroom use. Instruction emphasizes practical applications of theory to the learning of junior and senior high school students. Requires additional hours of field experience, BCI clearance, NEA/OEA student membership, and membership in the Specialized Professional Association of the discipline focus of the major.
Prerequisites: EDL 101, 102, 120, 210.

EDE 300 Visual Arts Methods - Early Childhood (2)
A study of curriculum with an emphasis on the practical application of principles of instruction on unit and lesson planning specific to the design of visual arts instruction at the Pre-Kindergarten to grade 3 levels. Teacher candidates plan a unit based on the Ohio Learning Standards in fine arts for visual art, deliver lessons in both school and micro-teaching contexts, and apply principles of measurement and evaluation to the design of a variety of assessment instruments. Principles are introduced by college faculty on campus, and fieldwork involves instruction in and application of current practices in schools. Requires additional hours in a Pre-K to grade 3 placement, BCI clearance, NEA/OEA student membership, and membership in the Specialized Professional Association
Prerequisites: EDL 101, 102, 210.

EDM 300 Visual Arts Methods - Middle Childhood (2)
A study of curriculum with an emphasis on the practical application of principles of instruction on unit and lesson planning specific to the design of visual arts instruction at the fourth- through ninth-grade levels. Teacher candidates plan a unit based on the Ohio Learning Standards in fine arts for visual art, deliver lessons in both school and micro-teaching contexts,
and apply principles of measurement and evaluation to the design of a variety of assessment instruments. Principles are introduced by college faculty on campus, and fieldwork involves instruction in and application of current practices in schools. Requires additional hours in a middle-grade placement, BCI clearance, NEA/OEA student membership, and membership in the Specialized Professional Association.
Prerequisites: EDL 101, 102, 210.

EDA 442 Student Teaching: Multi-Age (12)
Student teaching for Multi-age Visual Arts license seekers entails a 16-week experience: 8 weeks in an elementary setting and 8 weeks in a secondary setting. In each setting, the candidate begins by observing and then is mentored into taking over the entire teaching load at each site. The candidate is supervised by a master teacher and a college supervisor. No additional courses may be pursued during the student-teaching semester.
Prerequisites: Completion of professional sequence and content area requirements, BCI and FBI clearances, NEA/OEA student membership, membership in the Specialized Professional Association of the discipline focus of the major, and successful completion of Gates 1 and 2 requirements, including passage of OAE licensing exams.