The Art Education K-12 Certification program prepares undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students for licensure to teach art to grades K-12. Students pursuing Art Education as a major will graduate with a B.A. or B.F.A from the School of Art and Art History, as well as K-12 art teacher certification through the college’s Teacher Education Program. Post-baccalaureates receive the teacher certification without pursuing a degree.

Note: Undergraduate elementary education majors may also obtain a specialization in Art so they are certified to teach K-6 or 5-12 general art classes.


In addition to coursework in education, the Art Education program requires candidates to obtain broad foundation in the formal and conceptual traditions of studio art, as well as substantive knowledge in art history, art criticism, and aesthetics. Students conduct case studies, observe in art classrooms, teach in a children's workshop, and participate in secondary schools’ artist-in-residence programs.

Program Requirements

Admission Requirements and Application Process

Please allow at least 6 weeks to complete your application materials.

Please direct application questions to Stacy Ervin in the Office of Student Services.