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Bachelor of Science in:

Art Education (Alternative Settings)

The art education program at Kutztown University is one of the most highly regarded in the United States. Your education consists of courses in art education, studio art, visual studies, art history, and general education. Art Education: Alternative Settings students also enroll in complementary courses in an area of interest, an internship, and other hands-on experiences to enhance their academic experience.

This program is taught by the Department of Art Education and Crafts.

Program of Study

Art Education: Alternative Settings students begin their first year taking the same visual art foundations program (drawing, design, digital art, and art history) as all other visual art majors. The second year introduces coursework in a variety of art forms, and students select an area of artmaking focus: fine metals, ceramics, sculpture, textiles, painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, or time based/experimental media. Coursework in visual studies provides an understanding of art, design, and visual culture from historical, critical, and philosophical positions. Alternative Settings students complete courses in art history, psychology, education, health and wellness, in addition to an internship in an area of interest.

Dual Degree Opportunities

Students may choose to pursue a dual degree to earn a B.S. in Art Education: Alternative Settings and a B.A. in Art History or a B.S. in Psychology. Typically, a dual degree takes five years to complete.

Internship Experiences

The region provides a wide variety of settings for students to obtain a rich array of experiences related to community arts education, museums, and health and wellness. The Art Education: Alternative Settings program provides students with internship opportunities through museums, health and wellness facilities, and community art centers throughout the region in rural, suburban and urban locations. Students work closely with a professional in the field to enhance their knowledge and skills.


Art Education: Alternative Settings program faculty are dedicated to students and their areas of research. Regional museum educators, health and wellness practioners, and community art directors mentor students through their role as internship supervisors.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Art Education: Alternative Settings program pursue careers in museum education, health and wellness settings, private schools or community art centers.

The Department of Art Education and Crafts also offers the B.S. in Art Education, which prepares students to teach art in grades K-12 in the public schools, the Post-Baccalaureate Certification in Art Education and the M.Ed. in Art Education.

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Art Education Admission Requirements

In addition to the general admissions requirements for KU, students interested in Art Education must also submit a portfolio of completed artwork.

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Transfer Education Admission Requirement

For transfers with 48 or More Credits
Teaching is a profession that requires selective admission procedures and rigorous course of study.  Transfers with less than 48 credits must have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA from all institutions previously attended.  Transfers with 48 or more credits must be admitted into teacher candidacy in order to be admitted into the education major.

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