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Art

Art Education

Students who would like to pursue a career in teaching art in grades K-12 need to do the following:

Go to the Education website download the necessary forms, and apply for acceptance into the Professional Program In Education. Upon acceptance into the Education program as an Education minor (Level IV), students declare themselves Art Majors with an emphasis in Art Education with a signed form from the Art Advisor.

Meet with the Art Advisor as soon as possible. Before acceptance into the Education program, it is highly recommended that students declare themselves Art Majors with an emphasis in Studio Art or Gallery/Museum Practices. The lower level course work overlaps and allows progress toward any area of emphasis in art.

The Art Education emphasis gives the student training in a broad range of studio art areas. Students complete all of the introductory studio art courses: painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, textiles/fibers, and jewelry/metals. Students also complete the design core, courses in art history, and at least four upper-level studio art courses from several different areas.

Students declare themselves Art Majors or Minors with a signed form from the Art Advisor as soon as possible, preferably no later than the sophomore year. Many of the lower level art courses have a priority registration designation to reserve seats for the declared art major/minor.

Art Education Association

The Art Education Association is a student organization that connects art education students, networks with area art teachers and schools, and engages in related community service projects.