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Nalin (nalin)
Sun, 11 Feb 1996 20:23:13 +0000

I believe that the original question dealt with getting a job and how
important is a good grade point average. Working hard and developing a
network was how I ended up in my first permanent job. IMHO, I do feel that
grade point averages reflect that willingness to work hard.

On a different note, I would disagree that only artist make great teachers,
I know several great art teachers who are not artists/educators. I think
that the choice to produce art is just that, a choice. I know several art
teachers who are more drawn to art history than studio and I think a
background rich in art history or art criticism or aesthetics is just as
valid a criteria for teaching art.

On Sat, 10 Feb 96 21:43:15 EST, Bill wrote,

> A certified teacher with a BFA or a
>MFA certainly would look more attractive to me that an art ed major with only a
>BA. Obviously there is more to the selection process than just the portfolio
>as I outlined before. If you want to be an art teacher, don't forget to
>be an artist first.
>Being a good artist does not necessarily make you a good teacher, but I don't
>know of any great art teachers that aren't good artists.

Lorena Nalin
Elementary Art Specialist
Tucson, AZ

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