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10.58.503    ART K-12

(1) The program requires that successful candidates:

(a) demonstrate proficiency in and engage in the processes of art making involving traditional and contemporary studio approaches, concentrating in one or more studio area;

(b) demonstrate understanding and application of global, historical, and contemporary theories of art education curriculum and instruction, visual culture, and cross-curricular and interdisciplinary skills enabling learners to reflect and refine personal art education practices;

(c) engage in inquiry into the diverse histories of art, enabling learners to be exposed to the cultural contexts in which artworks are created, including that of American Indians and tribes in Montana, and fostering respect for all forms of art through the study of diverse traditional and contemporary artists;

(d) develop abilities to critically study, see, and respond to the diverse qualities within artworks, including the process of creating their own artworks and curating the artworks of others, and teaching candidates to communicate their perceptions about artworks in verbal and written languages;

(e) demonstrate a working vocabulary in art production through developing the ability to create and present imaginative and original artworks with a concentration of one or more of the visual art forms;

(f) use appropriate art technologies as tools of expression, research, and assessment; and

(g) demonstrate an awareness of copyright purposes and practices, reproduction, and diverse methods of appropriation, including cultural appropriation.

(2) The program requires that successful candidates demonstrate an understanding of:

(a) the stages of artistic development of children, adolescents, and young adults as these relate to art curriculum, and ensuring that the scope and sequence of the curriculum is developmentally appropriate;

(b) the necessity of creating an environment of empathy, tolerance, and emotional safety in the art classroom;   

(c) the health and safety aspects of studio work, including materials, tools, equipment, classroom design, and procedures;

(d) budgeting and purchasing;

(e) censorship issues and their complexity;

(f) appropriate assessment strategies for evaluating student progress and accomplishments in the visual and media arts as aligned to the Montana standards for visual arts, as well as other standards where the arts are integrated with technology and the content areas;

(g) collaborative skills and practices of art in interdisciplinary curriculum and instruction with other disciplines; and

(h) diverse career opportunities in art and art related fields to provide encouragement and advice to students about future options. 


History: 20-2-114, MCA; IMP, 20-1-501, 20-2-121, MCA; NEW, 1979 MAR p. 492, Eff. 5/25/79; AMD, 1984 MAR p. 831, Eff. 5/18/84; AMD, 1989 MAR p. 397, Eff. 3/31/89; AMD, 1994 MAR p. 2722, Eff. 10/14/94; AMD, 2000 MAR p. 2406, Eff. 9/8/00; AMD, 2007 MAR p. 190, Eff. 2/9/07; AMD, 2014 MAR p. 2936, Eff. 7/1/15; AMD, 2023 MAR p. 86, Eff. 7/1/23.

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