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Art Education


The Department of Art and the College of Education collaboratively designed a curriculum accredited by NCATE – The Standard of Excellence in Teacher Preparation program, to insure art education students are well prepared for the rigorous and rewarding career of teaching art. The art education student will take art studio courses in Drawing, 2D and 3D Design, Color Composition, Ceramics, Sculpture, Painting, Printmaking, Fibers, and Computer Graphics. Additional courses in Art History will give the student depth and insight into global and contemporary art. The student’s teaching skills will develop through comprehensive education courses and the opportunity to apply what they have learned in the area’s schools art classrooms.

Requirements for Admission to the Teacher Education Program

What You'll Do

  • Participate in multiple K-12 field experiences in local art classrooms, Summer Art Academy workshops, and Art Reach workshops.
  • Have full time studio art faculty teaching a wide range of media in highly equipped studio spaces.
  • Have full time art education faculty with experience in the K- 12 art classroom as their primary advisor and instructor.
  • Integrate technology into the art curriculum with the one-to one instructional model.
  • Have the opportunity for student teaching in the United States or abroad.

What You'll Study

  • ED280 Introduction to Teaching
  • SE315 Techniques of Teaching Art
  • PY222 Development of the Adolescent
  • AR 100 Drawing I

College of Education, Health, and Human Studies

Holland College of Arts and Media

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Internships & Career Opportunities

  • Full time art teaching
  • High Placement Rates

Graduate School Opportunities

  • Master's degree in education


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