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B.A. in Art Education with St. Lawrence University

Contact Person:
Caroline Downing, Chair
218 Brainerd, (315) 267-2251,

Program was under revision at time of publication. Please contact the Art Department for current program requirements.

SUNY Potsdam and St. Lawrence University collaborate to offer an Art Education Certification program to SUNY Potsdam students. The program allows a student to take coursework for the Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art at SUNY Potsdam and become certified by the State of New York for K-12 Art Education. The program prepares and qualifies students to teach art at all levels of public schools in New York State.

Students who are interested in the Art Education program should meet with the Coordinator in the Art Department, Mark Huff, during the fall semester of the Junior year to discuss the program and register their intent to join the program. During the spring semester of the Junior year students should formally apply to the program. Students must have a 3.0 GPA to be admitted into the professional sequence at St. Lawrence University. At that time the Chair will review each student’s file and determine the readiness for the Professional Semester. The student will then register for one course in the fall and four courses in the spring of the Senior year at St. Lawrence University which is the only semester that the Professional sequence is taught.

During the spring semester of their senior year, all art certification students must enroll in the Professional Semester at St. Lawrence University that consists of the following courses: EDUC 405 Dynamics of Student Teaching, EDUC 406 Supervised Student Teaching, EDUC 407 Supervised Student Teaching and EDUC 410 Methods and Materials in Art Education. Please be aware that admission into the Professional Semester is not automatic. Criteria for admission are published in the SLU catalog. Questions regarding the Professional Semester should be directed to Esther Oey, the Coordinator of the Undergraduate Teacher Education Program, St. Lawrence University, (315) 229-5847 or Mark Huff, SUNY Potsdam Art Department,