Field experience hours: 5 clock hours in a public or private school setting. The goal of this lecture/field experience class is to introduce philosophical issues about art education and to anticipate the practical application and resolution of these issues. Students research introductory and basic elements of curriculum design, lesson/unit plans, and assessment strategies. They generate applicable and pedagogically sound solutions addressing whom to teach, what to teach, how and when to teach. At the conclusion of this course, students will be familiar with leaders in art education and the issues and debates that currently define the field. Utilizing classroom observations and hands-on teaching practice, students will gain the knowledge to engage in learning and teaching as a reflective and active process.