Art & Art History ETDs

Publication Date



Teacher education should be a continuous process if the teacher is to achieve full realization of his capabilities. Pre-service education is exceedingly important for achieving this, but it cannot provide complete and adequate preparation. It alone cannot produce full realization of the potentialities of the prospective teacher. Upon entrance into the profession, the beginning teacher, regardless of his adequacy of preparation, is faced with a new environment in which he must use new and relatively unfamiliar materials and tools. Rapid changes in educational procedures soon make the pre-service education of both the beginning teacher and the experienced teacher outmoded. The pre-service education of the teacher can be considered the foundation for the quality of instruction offered by him, but no building is complete with only the foundation, so the structure of teacher competency depends largely upon steady growth in ability.



Document Type


Degree Name

Art Education

Level of Degree


Department Name

UNM Department of Art and Art History

First Committee Member (Chair)

Wilson H. Sims

Second Committee Member

Bonner M. Crawford

Third Committee Member

Frank Angel Jr.