“Switching to Art Education as my major not only changed the course of my future, but it also kept me in school. If not for the passion I found here, I would have dropped out of college by now. I also found a group of beautiful humans who share that same passion and commitment to our collective future." Kia'Rae Hanron

Why are students excited about UVM's Art Education Program?

Art EducationDesigned to serve students with a passion for art and education, the Art Education program occupies a unique place among programs at UVM. Typically the Art Education courses are small and geared toward individual attention.

Students grow into accomplished artists and experienced teachers, fulfilling requirements in general education, professional art education, professional education, studio art, art history, and electives in related subjects. Graduates satisfy requirements for teacher licensure in art for grades Pre-K through 12.

Teacher instructing students in front of art piece

While the professional education courses come from the College of Education and Social Services, the bulk of the coursework (Studio Art, Art History, Art Education, and general education requirements) comes from the College of Arts and Sciences. 

With the belief that experience in the classroom is the backbone of a strong program, most art education courses have a fieldwork component known as a practicum. The culminating Art Education experience is a 12-credit full-time student teaching practicum in a local public school, and an accompanying 3-credit seminar to help compile the licensure portfolio.

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Major requirements

Is UVM's Art Education Program for you?

  • Small class sizes and personalized attention
  • Students become thoughtful and critical thinkers engaged with the broader field of art education

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Graduate employment rate


of CESS 2017 graduates were employed or continuing their education within six months of graduating.


  • Art Teacher (PreK-12)
  • Arts Director
  • Art Therapist

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