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    May 24, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog of Courses 
2023-2024 Catalog of Courses [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art K-12 Education Major


Liberal Arts Core - Credits: 32-34

All Fort Lewis College degrees require the completion of the Liberal Arts Core (LAC). Liberal Arts Core requirements may be satisfied by major requirements. (aka. “double dipping”)

See Liberal Arts Core  for course choices

First-Year Launch Course 1 course FLC 100  (Credits:1)
Communication 2 courses COMP 150  AND one CO2 course (Credits: 6)
    One CO2 course AND One CO3 course (Credits: 6)
Mathematics 1 course One MA1 course (Credits: 3-4)
Arts & Humanities 2 courses Two AH courses (Credits: 6)
History 1 course One HI course (Credits: 3)
Social & Behavioral Sciences 1 course One SS course (Credits: 3)
Additional AH/HI/SS 1 course One additional AH or HI or SS course (Credits: 3)
Natural & Physical Sciences 2 courses Two SC courses - one MUST include a lab (Credits: 7-8)

Major Requirements - Credits: 71

Note: The total major credit requirement listed above does not include credits from liberal arts core courses that may be used to satisfy major requirements.

Skills Courses:

Complete three (3) courses from the following:

Advanced Skills Courses:

Complete one (1) of the following courses:

Free Electives - Credits: Variable

Chosen in conjunction with your academic advisor to assure that the total graduation credit requirement for this program is met.  

Note: Students completing the Liberal Arts Core in fewer than 33 credits or who have met a prerequisite or required course through transfer, examinations, or assessment of prior learning will have additional free choices.

Upper Division Requirement - Credits: 36

Among the total required courses, at least 36 credits must be upper division (300- and 400-level) courses. This major may require additional courses to meet the upper division requirement.

Course Information

Prior to course registration, students should review all courses for prerequisites, minimum prerequisite grade requirements and minimum class standing

Additional Program Notes

g The following courses require a grade of B- or better for continued progression through the licensure program: ED 222 ED 341 , and ED 342 .

h For declared Studio Art, Art K-12 Education, and Communication Design majors, Foundation Portfolio Review is a prerequisite for many of the upper division Art and Design courses.

Note: Students may minor in Art History,  Communication Design, or Studio Art at least twelve (12) credits must be discrete from any other major or minor.

Note: Students may double major in Communication Design and Art K-12 Education, each major must have 27 discrete credits. 

Note: Student may not double major in Studio Art and Art K-12 Education. 

Note: Undergraduate students must adhere to the Baccalaureate Teacher Education Licensure Program  requirements and meet the academic standards for undergraduate classification.

Note: Post-baccalaureate students must adhere to Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Licensure Requirements  and meet the academic standards for Post-Baccalaureate classification.

Note: Students must be admitted to the Teacher Licensure program to enroll in 400-level ED prefix courses. Students must subsequently be admitted to Student Teaching

c This Liberal Arts Core course is required by the major. To complete the degree in the specified total credits for graduation, students must use this course to fulfill the requirements of both the Liberal Arts Core and the major.

d This course fulfills both a Major requirement and a Liberal Arts Core requirement. Credits for this course are counted in the Liberal Arts Core section of the curriculum listing. These credits are not counted in the Major Requirements total.


All curricular requirements for the Liberal Arts Core and at least one major must be met. Many students choose to use free electives to complete the requirements for a certificate, minor or teacher licensure.

A minimum of 15 credits of coursework must be completed in the combined areas of AH/HI/SS.

Students must achieve a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 and a minimum grade point average of 2.00 for those courses accepted to meet the requirements for the major, a certificate or minor.

A minimum of 30 credits must be completed at Fort Lewis College. College-sponsored off-campus academic experiences are considered “in residence.”