Art Education - B.A.

Whether you are just starting out or are an experienced art educator interested in enhancing your knowledge and skills, you will work with a support system of faculty, advisers, and peers who will help you succeed.  You will take courses in art and design education, studio, and art history through a liberal arts education. As an undergraduate, throughout all of your courses you will participate in mentored field experiences.   You will teach community young people in art enrichment classes on campus, students with special needs in special programs, and youth in settings such as detention centers and local public and private school classrooms.   

Art Enrichment kids' art show

DESCRIPTION:

The Bachelor of Arts in Art Education prepares students for Pre-K-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.

GOALS

Learner-Centered Pedagogy

Graduates effectively teach visual art by applying a learner-centered pedagogy to embrace the many dimensions of human intelligence and aesthetic education. Graduates are prepared to meet the needs of all students with an understanding of the value of diversity.

Creating and Analyzing

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.

Skills for Life-Long Learning

Graduates create safe and equitable learning environments in which to nurture life-long skills in problem solving, critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, and constructing meaning.

 

Learn more about the program on the Art Education website.

B.A. in Art Education