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The student seeking the licensure of Elementary Art Education (PreK-8) is required to maintain a 2.70 cumulative GPA and earn a C or better in education classes. Students choose core humanities, social science and natural science options which meet licensure requirements as defined by the Department of Education, and complete a major in art. The student must apply for acceptance into the program during the sophomore year and must meet licensure requirements of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts at the time of program completion.✣ The SEI endorsement course is required. See education and art advisors.
✣ The College reserves the right to alter program requirements as necessary to remain in compliance with Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education licensure standards.
In addition to completing an art major, the following courses are required for an elementary/art education major:
Due to licensure requirements, students majoring in elementary art education have specific core requirements in some areas and will receive core adjustments in other areas. These requirements are noted here; all other core requirements must be completed as outlined in the Core Curriculum section of the catalog.