Art and Design Education, B.S.Ed. Student Learning Outcomes

College Visual and Performing Arts
Major Art and Design Education
Degree B.S.Ed.
Date Revised November 2018

Student Learning Outcomes and Proposed Methods for Collecting Data (from Assessment Plan)

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Creativity in Art Practice and Pedagogy: Competence in a range of studio arts with proficiency in at least one art form; knowledge of children’s artistic development (K-12 students’ graphic, physical, intellectual, social and psychological development); and capacity to design and implement imaginative and effective learning experiences for K-12 students.
  2. Scholarship and Knowledge of the Field: Knowledge of cutting edge research in art education; capacity to make informed judgments based on research; and knowledge of contemporary art educational practices.
  3. Communication: Effective personal written, verbal, nonverbal, and visual communication skills; including technology skills, selection of appropriate modes of communication to foster K-12 student learning; and the ability to analyze and interpret visual culture.
  4. Community and Collaboration: Commitment to serve diverse students and community; ability to plan and implement curriculum and assessment in and for a variety of students and educational settings; and exercise of politeness, courtesy, and respect for others.
  5. Professionalism and Disposition: Integrity and commitment to the profession of art education; proficiency in establishing socially responsibly pedagogical aims; and accepting responsibility for own learning.

Methods of Assessment

  • Assessment of Content Knowledge (2)
  • edTPA (1-5)  Entrance Portfolio (1, 5)
  • ARTE 345 Curriculum Binder (1-5)
  • Cooperating Teacher Assessment (1-5)
  • Grades in Advanced Clinical Classes (1-5)
  • Exit Portfolio (1)
  • NIU OELP Dispositions (4, 5)
  • Student Teaching (1-5)
  • Alumni Survey (1-5)

Last Updated

AAE updated September 2019

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