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2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Art (Teaching) (ARTT) - BT Major

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120 credits (no minor required)

2.75 GPA required.

Letter grade required in all major courses unless otherwise noted.


The teaching program prepares graduates for Minnesota certification in art (K-12) and is offered in conjunction with the College of Education. Teaching majors must take all courses in the Art (K-12) Professional Education Sequence in addition to courses in the content area.

Teacher Education Licensure Program

Students must be admitted to the Teacher Education Unit before taking Professional Education courses. For more information on this Admission process, visit the Teacher Education Program Admissions page.

All Winona State University Teacher Education Licensure Programs  are continuously updated to reflect new licensure requirements from the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board. Please contact your program academic advisor for the latest information about program requirements.

Criteria required before completing online application:

  • 30 college level credits completed with no more than 4 credits of pass/no credit
  • Cumulative G.P.A. of at least ≥ 2.75 based on 30 most recent credits including all credits per semester
  • B grade or better in a 3-credit college level writing course (ENG 111  if taken at WSU)
  • B grade or better in a 3-credit college level speech course (CMST 191  or CMST 192  if taken at WSU)
  • C grade or better in a 3-credit college level math course (MATH 202  is required for Elementary and Early Childhood majors)
  • Early Clinical experience; clinical hours ≥ 15 hours: Complete 15 hours of experience working with children post high school graduation

General Education Courses (40 credits)

Goal 1: Communication (7 credits)

Both courses require B grade or better.

Goal 2: Critical Thinking

Fulfilled when all other goal areas fulfilled.

Goal 3: Natural Science (7 credits)

Requires at least one course with lab and suggests courses from two different subject areas.

Goal 4: Math/Logical Reasoning (3-4 credits)

Goal 5: History & Social Behavioral Sciences (9 credits)

 Requires courses from at least two different subject areas.

Goal 6: Humanities & Fine Arts (9 credits)

Required major courses ART 221  & ART 222  also count for this requirement. Additional required course must be in different subject area.

Goal 7: Human Diversity (3 credits)

Goal 8: Global Perspectives (3 credits)

Goal 9: Ethical and Civic Responsibility (3 credits)

Goal 10: People and the Environment (3 credits)

Physical Development and Wellness (2 credits)

Required major course HERS 204  also counts for this requirement.

Professional Education Sequence (36 credits)

Note: Teacher education majors must complete all Professional Education Sequence courses in addition to content area courses. Refer to Teacher Education Licensure Programs  for more information.


  • EDFD 401 and 461 must be taken concurrently
  • EDFD 421 and 441 must be taken concurrently
  • EDFD 459 and 462 must be taken concurrently

Junior Portfolio Review

recommended spring semester junior year - see advisor at least one semester prior


◎ = Oral Intensive

◆ = Math/Critical Analysis Intensive

△ = Writing Intensive

✽ = Physical Development and Wellness Graduation Requirement

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