Why study Art Teaching?
The Art Education program prepares students to teach art in elementary and secondary schools. In coordination with licensure programs in the Teacher Education Department, coursework addresses pedagogical issues in teaching art, as well as provides a strong background in areas such as 2D and 3D art fundamentals, drawing, studio art, and art history.
Art Teaching Programs
The Art and Design Department offers a major and a minor in art teaching.
The Bachelor of Arts degree requires 12 semester hours in the same foreign language or demonstration of proficiency at that level of study.
Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12
Students wishing to be certified to teach art at all grade levels should complete the visual art P-12 teaching major. This major culminates in the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree.
This major should be completed with the P-12 education licensure minor. Additional admission requirements through the Teacher Education Department may apply. Students preparing for careers in teaching secondary school in the liberal arts should review the College of Liberal Arts' teacher licensing policy.
Elementary, Early Childhood and Special Education
Students planning to teach art in elementary schools (pre-kindergarten through grade six) should complete the art teaching minor. Teacher licensure should be completed through a major in early childhood education, elementary education or special education, offered through the Teacher Education Department.