Current Students

Students are required to meet with the School of Art Academic Advisor, Maria Robertson, at least once a semester prior to registration for the subsequent semester. Reach Maria Robertson at 330-672-1363. Questions specific to Art Education curriculum, advanced study and testing, student teaching, and licensure should be directed to your Art Education faculty advisor.  For questions on the GPS and graduation consult the University Catalog. 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 GPS report is correct and that you have met all your requirements. 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 spring 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 Exploration and Development

Register in your junior year to begin your job search process. Contact them in 261 Michael Schwartz Center, call Career Exploration and Development at 330-672-2360, or visit the Career Exploration and Development 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)