Art Education

Explore and develop your talent while preparing to guide young students in the appreciation and application of the visual arts. This program is offered in conjunction with our Department of Education and prepares you to be licensed to teach art from pre-kindergarten to 12th grade (P-12). 

Visual Arts Education P–12 Requirements (39 hours)

Students planning to complete the Visual Arts Education licensure program must complete a major in Art ( BFA, Art History, or Studio Art ) in addition to the requirements below.

All of the following:

  • EDUC 201 Foundations for Teaching in a Multicultural Society field 3 hours 
  • EDUC 220 Applied Media and Instructional Technology 3 hours
  • EDUC 240 General/Special Education Partnerships in Elementary/Middle School 3 hours 
  • EDUC 345 Curriculum and Assessment in Middle/High School field 3 hours 
  • EDUC 350 Educational Psychology: Human Growth and Development of the Middle/High School Student field 3 hours 
  • EDUC 352 Educational Psychology: Human Growth and Development of the Pre-School/Elementary/ Middle School Student field 3 hours 
  • ART 402 Teaching Art in the Elementary and Middle School field 3 hours 
  • ART 403 Teaching Art in the High School field 3 hours 
  • EDUC 476 Student Teaching in Elementary, Middle, and High School 12 hours

One of the following:

  • EDUC 230 Educational Psychology: Foundations of Special Education in Elementary/Middle School field 3 hours 
  • EDUC 356 Educational Psychology: Educating Exceptional Learners in Middle/High School field 3 hours