Plan of Work

The Plan of Work s defined and created during the first semester after the student’s admission to the College of Education with an advisor in college. You may call (313) 577-0902 to arrange an appointment. Advanced planning will help ensure the completion of your program in a timely fashion. The plan of work is not just a list of courses, or a program description that contain all the courses available. Each student’s plan of work is based on their previous coursework and may therefore different from every other student. All students are welcome to consult with Dr. Brown regarding coursework, sequencing, matriculation, certification, or any issues regarding graduation. It is to the student’s advantage to consult and seek advising on any part of their degree program to avoid taking courses not appropriate for their specific situation. Remember, the faculty and staff are here to serve you and to assist you getting the most from your educational experiences at Wayne State University. The Plan of Work is drawn from the courses listed below.

Required Intermediate Courses

AED 5000 Introduction to Art Education  3 Cr.
AED 5160 Theory and Practice in Art Education 3 Cr.
AED 5100 Special Topics: Art Teaching Lab Methods 3 Cr.
  (co-required with AED 5650)  
AED 5650 Art Teaching Laboratory 3 Cr.
  (co-required with AED 5100)  
AED 5790 Applied Design in Visual Arts Education 3 Cr.
AED 5890 Art of Indigenous Cultures 3 Cr.
AED 5150 Computer Graphics in the School Art Room 3 Cr.
AED 5230 Ceramics Education I 3 Cr.
AED 5280 Printmaking 3 Cr.
Subtotal Credit Hours: 27 Cr.

Advanced Studio Courses

Choose Three Courses

2 - Dimensional

AED 5020 Theory and Practice in Art Education 3 Cr.
AED 5690 Collage, Assemblage, & Multi-Media 3 Cr.

3 - Dimensional

AED 5070 Methods and Materials: Sculpture 3 Cr.
AED 5690 Ceramics Education II 3 Cr.
Subtotal Credit Hours: 9 Cr.

Professional Courses: Prerequisites for Student Teaching 

16 Credit Hours

The following courses must be completed before beginning your Student Teaching clinical experiences.    

EDP 3310 Foundations of Educational Psychology   3 Cr.
BBE 5000 Multicultural Education in Urban America 2 Cr.
RLL 6121 Reading in the Content Area (Elem./Secondary) 3 Cr.
SED 5010 Exceptional Child in the Classroom 2 Cr.
Subtotal Credit Hours: 10 Cr.

Student Teaching

13 Credit Hours

All coursework must be completed before registering for Student teaching. Students must take and pass the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) Visual Arts Education Examination prior to student teaching.

TED 5780 Directed Teaching and Conference 5 Cr.

1/2 day clinical placement at the elementary or secondary level to meet State K - 12 certification requirements.

TED 5790 Student Teaching & Conference for Special Groups 8 Cr.

Full day clinical placement at the level, elementary or secondary, you wish to teach full time.

Subtotal Credit Hour: 13

Total Credit Hours for Certification: 59