Bachelor of Science, Teacher Certification
Want to use your love of art to teach others? KU’s Art Education program, regarded as one of the best in the nation, is all about options.
Of course, art teachers work in public and private elementary, middle and high schools. But they also enjoy plenty of other options: teaching and running programs at art museums, anthropology museums, children’s museums, community arts centers, family support agencies, hospitals, parks & recreation departments, and plenty of other organizations.
The nonprofit arts sector generates $166.2 billion in economic activity each year according to the Americans for the Arts economic impact study. Because of this economic and political impact, public sector, arts
As an Art Education
KU’s network of support begins the moment you enter the program and continues after graduation. It reaches far beyond the university to include alumni who look at our graduates as potential colleagues or as replacements for their own positions because of our reputation for producing quality art teachers. You’ll be mentored by professors who are nationally and internationally recognized artists, educators
Dual Major Opportunities
Students may pursue a dual major to earn a B.S. in Art Education and a B.F.A. in Applied Digital Arts, Communication Design, or Studio Art. Typically, a dual major takes five years to complete.
Minor in Art Education
Students pursuing a B.F.A. in Applied Digital Arts, Communication Design, or Studio Art may enroll in the Minor in Art Education. Through this 18 credit hour program, students learn pedagogical approaches to teaching art and visual culture.
The Art Education program provides students with clinical experiences (student teaching) in K-12 teaching in elementary, middle, and high school settings. The program provides opportunities for experiences in rural, suburban and urban locations in the region.
Graduates of the B.S. in Art Education program are prepared for certification to teach art in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Credentials are also recognized in most other states.
Sample Career Options
Student Learning Outcomes