Art Education

Program Mission

The School of Art’s Art Education program is here to prepare students for teaching in the real world. From embracing human intelligence to deeply engaging young learners’ minds, we guide your learning with our expert experience and knowledge.

Bachelor of Arts in Art Education:

The Bachelor of Arts in Art Education certifies students for preK-12 Visual Art Licensure. Graduates effectively teach visual art by applying a learner-centered pedagogy to embrace the many dimensions of human intelligence and aesthetic education. Graduates understand child development to successfully engage learners in the complete artistic process of thinking— perceptual, imaginative, formative, expressive, and communicative--by combining a range of subject matter, symbols and ideas. They organize and evaluate teaching activities for creating and analyzing works of art and design from contemporary and past cultures. This involves using a variety of media, technology, and community resources, making connections between visual art and other disciplines, as well as assessing the learning outcomes of their students. Graduates are prepared to meet the needs of all students with an understanding of the value of diversity. They create safe and equitable learning environments in which to nurture life-long skills in problem solving, critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, and constructing meaning.

Master of Arts in Art Education:

The MA in Art Education furthers graduates' thinking on and strategies for effectively teaching visual art by applying a learner-centered pedagogy to embrace the many dimensions of human intelligence and aesthetic education. Graduates deepen their understanding of child development to successfully engage learners in the complete artistic processes of thinking—perceptual, imaginative, formative, expressive, and communicative--by combining a range of subject matter, symbols and ideas. Within theoretical and practical frameworks, graduates refine their ability to create, organize, and evaluate teaching activities in and through art and design from contemporary and past cultures. This involves using a variety of media, technology, and community resources, making connections between visual art and other disciplines, as well as assessing the learning outcomes of their students. Graduates further their ability to meet the needs of all students with an understanding of the value of diversity. They create safe and equitable learning environments in which to nurture life-long skills in problem solving, critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, and constructing meaning.

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Linda Hoeptner Poling
lhoeptne@kent.edu

330-672-7895

School of Art
Kent, Ohio 44242