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B.S. Art Education

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Teaching, Using Your Talents

In this program you will build your own artistic talents and prepare to inspire creativity in studio art and design in schools, community centers, galleries and more. Rigorous studio training will develop your technical skills and courses in the College of Education will equip you with teaching skills. Graduates are eligible to be certified in K-12 teaching.

Fast Facts

  • you will be prepared to teach art and inspire creativity
  • combines rich studio experiences and faculty guidance from accomplished artists
  • certificates and training will be required to become a K-12 art teacher in elementary and secondary public schools
  • Middle school/junior high art teacher
  • Elementary art specialist
  • High school art teacher
  • Charter school or alternative school art teacher
  • Private school art teacher
  • Community art program teacher/director
  • Parks and recreation art program teacher/director


Potential salaries are based
upon national averages for
Art Teachers.
Degree Roadmap Students who graduate with a degree in Art Education will complete 120 required credits toward the degree. Download a PDF of the requirements.
Degree Prep To prepare for courses required to earn a degree in Art Education, we recommend you:
  • have an interest in art history, lesson planning, teaching methods and strategy
  • take courses in humanities, languages, and social sciences
  • appreciate and have a broad-based knowledge of art

Professional Fee

per semester

Applies to full-time students, or those registered for a minimum of 12 credits. Confused? We've got an answer for you.

Technical Fee

per semester

This fee partially supports personnel as well as the equipment, tools and supplies that are available for our majors to utilize within their class work.
Scholarships The College of Art and Architecture awards more than $42,000 in scholarships each year. There are many scholarship opportunities to explore
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Internships Our strong industry connections create opportunities for internships with regional firms and other organizations. Our students have completed internships at:

  • Museums
  • Galleries
  • Libraries
  • Public schools (teaching practicum required for art education majors)
  • Public agencies
  • Private firms in architecture, landscape architecture, interior design or graphic design
  • Art nonprofits
  • Community centers

Get involved with our clubs on campus. More information about our clubs and ways to get in touch are available here.

  • American Institute of Architecture Students
  • American Institute of Graphic Artists
  • American Society of Interior Designers
  • Freedom by Design
  • Integrated Designers, Educators, and Artists
  • National Association of Educators of Art
  • New World Design Build
  • Student Chapter of American Society of Landscape Architecture
  • Student Congress of Art & Architecture
  • Visual Arts Community
  • Tau Sigma Delta - Honor Society