The Art Education Program encompasses two main disciplines: art and education. Our curriculum encourages deep inquiry into studio art, art history, and education. Students grow into accomplished artists and experienced teachers who can impart their love and knowledge for the arts to students of all ages. The Art Education Program provides the tools for our students to become thoughtful and critical thinkers engaged with the broader field of art and education. They learn to provide diverse populations with quality art education and understand how to advocate for the arts outside of the classroom.
Students in the Art Education Program are enrolled in the College of Education and Social Services, and fulfill requirements in general education, professional art education, professional education, studio art, art history, and electives in related subjects. Graduates satisfy the College of Education and Social Services requirements for teacher licensure in art for grades Pre-K through 12.
Our students grow into accomplished artists and experienced teachers who can impart their love and knowledge for the arts to students of all ages.
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. (See Art Education Handbook)
Our graduates have undertaken a variety of careers related to art education: public and private school art education at all levels, international art education, arts administration, art therapy, museum education, contemporary visual culture graduate school, arts program development, educational filmmaking, gallery direction, theater, architecture and university teaching. Because the classes are small and the degree is professional, alumni tend to keep in touch with faculty and peers, thus developing a broad national and international network of concerned and active art educators.
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