Art Education Major (ARTE)
With K-12 Teaching Licensure

Bachelor of Arts Degree


Program Overview

The art education major at ORU is offered in cooperation with the ORU College of Education. In the ARTE program students participate in both art and education courses that provide the preparation for entry into the education profession at the K-12 level. Instruction includes artistic, educational and design skills demanded by contemporary society and technology, while maintaining a respect for the value of tradition. Additionally, a large network of successful alumni provides an opportunity to enhance education through experiences gained in the professional environment. Upon completion of the ARTE program students are eligible to receive their license to teach in the state of Oklahoma.

 

Scholarships

• ORU Art Programs Talent Award Scholarships are renewable for up to four years in amounts ranging from $1,000 to $2,000 per year. Recipients must remain an art education, graphic design or studio art major, maintain a 2.5 GPA, submit work and participate in two student exhibitions each year. Application Procedure: First, create a digital portfolio with a minimum of ten (10) examples of your best work. Recommended sites for no-cost portfolio hosting include Carbonmade and Behance. Second, write an application letter stating why you want to major in art at ORU. Please mention any awards or honors you have received. Third, send an email to Assistant Professor Jason W. Howell (jhowell@oru.edu) with a link to your online portfolio site, your Student Identification (Z) Number (if admitted) and your application letter. Final application Deadline is March 1 yearly though applications are accepted early.
• The University's Quest Whole Person Scholarship is available to all ORU applicants.
• ORU offers several scholarships for current students. Please visit Financial Assistance site for more information. Of particular interest to art majors is the Gloria B. Scholarship Fund.
• Awards for Outstanding Graduating Senior Art Student of the Year is given in the following areas: art education, graphic design (print), graphic design (video), and studio art.

 


Facilities

"I chose to be an art educator because I love working with children, and art is my passion. If you want the Christian outlook on art, then ORU is the best choice you can make. I know that God will be right beside me, every step of the way, helping him reach hearts through art."

Brittanie Pollard





Student:
Brittanie
Major: Art Education
Hometown: Dayton, OH

The school provides student use of facilities for painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, and digital graphic design.

  • The Douglass Latta Computer lab with a limited number of Apple® computers and peripherals, including scanners, drawing tablets, digital video and SLR cameras and large format color inkjet printers.
  • Three ceramic kilns, glaze room, potters wheels
  • Painting and Drawing studio
  • Art education classroom
  • Etching, relief press and print shop
  • Sculpture shop with welding, casting equipment
  • Teaching Gallery
  • Separate computer lab dedicated to Education majors

Outcomes

With an ARTE degree careers are possible in

  • Public schools
  • Private schools
  • Private educational business
  • Agency child care
  • Community youth organizations

What Do You Have To Look Forward To?

Being immersed in a combination of art and education classes; expressing your self creatively through both art projects and lesson plan development; impacting the future as a Christian artist and educator.


Course Offerings Include

  • Fundamentals of Art
  • Art History
  • Printmaking
  • Ceramics
  • Illustration
  • Watercolor
  • Digital Photography
  • Graphic Design
  • Web Design
  • Elementary and Secondary Art Methods and Evaluation
  • Education Seminar
  • Pedagogy
  • Student Teaching

Degree Plan

Contact

Mandel Chenoweth, MTA
Head Art Education Department
918-495-6374
tchenoweth@oru.edu