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Art 609

ART 609: Art Education Supervision

Credit Hours: (3) Three hours lecture, discussion or reports

The study of current supervisory problems in the administration of art programs.

Note(s): Offered alternate spring semesters.


Detailed Description of Content of Course

The student will define the roles of the supervisor in art education in reference to the administrator, to the teacher/artist and to the public relations person. The student will develop a proposal, as a group or groups depending upon the size of the class, concerning the need for an art supervisor's position in the school system. The student will review research in art education (NAEA journals, Studies in Art Education, dissertation abstracts, etc.) and select and outline significant problems by stating the problem, methods and procedures for dealing with the problem, conclusions, findings and the student's personal summary of the problem. The student will design an art room for a high school art class that is multipurpose for a maximum of 33 students.


Detailed Description of the Conduct of the Course

This course is taught with a seminar format in which each student makes a presentation of current and various problems in art education. Each student will participate in class discussion, presentations, and various art education supervision philosophies. Observation and visitation of art supervision systems in varied locales may also be a part of this curriculum.


Goals and Objectives of the Course

Art 609 is a graduate level course in art supervision at the conclusion of which public school art teachers will demonstrate their ability to be art supervisors. The students will verbalize art education supervision philosophies and will justify the need for the art supervisor in the public school system. The student will demonstrate the ability to design an art room for a high school art class of 33 students which is multipurpose in nature. This course is open to any graduate student in art, it is required for M.S. in art students, and it is available as an elective or as part of a minor in various other graduate programs, such as leisure studies, special education or interior design.


Assessment Measures

These students are assessed by class presentations, reports, term papers, and the usual examinations.


Other Course Information

This course fulfills the graduate course requirement for the M.S. in Art degree.


Review and Approval

March 1999 Revision Arthur Jones, Chair