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Art & Design Program

Phone: (208) 885-6851
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College of Art and Architecture
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2471
Moscow, Idaho 83844-2471

Art Education

Art Education

The Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education (B.S. Secondary Ed, emphasis Art) prepares you to teach studio art and design in public and private schools, community centers, galleries, museums and other art-related organizations.

The four-year degree program is offered in the College of Education. You will apply for admission into the Teacher Education Program to complete the upper-division education courses during your junior and senior years.  Students of this program graduate with a teacher certification.

What You Learn
The B.S. Secondary Education (emphasis Art) degree program combines rigorous studio art training in the art and design program with courses and internship opportunities offered through the College of Education. You will develop your personal artistic style and skills, and also learn about:
Teaching methods and strategies
Lesson planning
Art history and concepts
Various supplies and technologies used in art education

Coursework is offered in the following areas:

  • Graphic design
  • Interactive design
  • Digital imaging
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Mixed media
  • Drawing
  • Art history and theory

Career Opportunities
The B.S. Secondary Education (emphasis Art) degree provides you with the required training and certifications to become a K-12 art teacher in elementary and secondary public schools. You may also pursue a career teaching art in other organizations.

Potential job titles include:

  • 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
  • Art school teacher/artist
  • Gallery/museum educator
  • Independent artist
  • Art nonprofit employee
  • Summer camp/retreat art program instructor
  • Summer school art program director
  • Private business art consultant

*Students may also take the required Education courses to be certified to teach Art along with, or after completing a B.A. or B.F.A in Art.