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Every student in the School of Art can come to the main office and make an appointment to meet the advisor. Be sure to see your Academic Advisor, Maria Robertson, at least once a year to follow through on questions you might have on:

  1. Advanced Study application
  2. Studio minor application; and/or
  3. Student Teaching eligibility
She can also check if you are/are not on track and make suggestions accordingly. Reach Maria Robertson at 330-672-1363.KAPS and GRADUATION AdvisingReview your Undergraduate Catalog for quick answers. The College of the Arts advising offices are located in 202-C Taylor Hall, 330-672-2780. The advisors in the College of the Arts make official decisions about your graduation. You are required to talk with an advisor before applying for student teaching to check that your KAPS report is correct and that you have all your requirements met.

Advising in Art Education

Every student in art education has an assigned advisor. Be sure to see your advisor at least once a year to follow through on questions you might have. They can check if you are/are not on track and make suggestions accordingly. Don’t procrastinate! The advisors are assigned as follows:

Graduate and post-undergraduate students; student teachers; seniors with last names A-L; sophomores last name A-H
Dr. Vande Zande

All freshmen; seniors last name S-Z; sophomores last name I-P
Dr. Hoeptner Poling
All juniors; seniors last names M-R; sophomores last name Q-Z
Dr. Kan

Find answers to common advising frequently asked questions


Stay connected! Receive information and deadlines via the Art Education listserv. Send Dr. Hoeptner Poling,, a message that you would like to be added to the listserv using your account:.

Check your email account (not a personal email account) at least once a week. Professors frequently communicate with their students via email. This is a departmental requirement!

Check the bulletin board on the upper level of the School of Art and on the Stark campus for continued information about art education. You may direct any further program questions to Dr. Hoeptner Poling, Coordinator of Art Education, 330-672-7866,

Other Things to Consider


Become a member of the Ohio Art Education Association (OAEA) and the National Art Education Association (NAEA). These organizations provide many member benefits and opportunities for low student dues. Membership forms are posted on the art education bulletin board on the upper level of the School of Art.

Scholarship opportunities

During spring semester freshman can apply for the Freshman Art Scholarship. During the fall semester all can apply for the School of Art Scholarship. Check the main office for deadlines and requirements. Usually 10-15 pieces of art work are required (which can be submitted digitally or on slides if submitting the actual work poses difficulty).

Career Services Center

Register in your junior year to begin your job search process. Contact them in 261 Michael Schwartz Center, call Career Services Center at 330-672-2360, or visit the Career Services Center website. The center organizes Education Super Start Saturday and Teacher Interview Day to assist future teachers.

Travel/Study Courses

The following courses are available for elective credits

  • OAEA (Fall semester)
  • NAEA (Spring semester)
  • New York City (Spring semester)
  • Florence (Italy) (Summer intersession)
  • Beijing and Xi’an (China) (Spring semester)