Majoring in Art Education involves the study of pedagogy, or the method and practice of teaching. You’ll develop the skills and insights to become an effective art teacher (K-12) and lifelong learner. You’ll gain knowledge and skills that are important for any teaching career as you take 88 to 94 credit hours towards a Bachelor of Arts degree, and the art education curriculum meets the Minnesota Department of Education requirements for a teaching credential (passage of standardized examinations of content and pedagogy are also required).
You’ll also keep it real in a series of classes, field experiences, and student teaching opportunities that make for an effective blend of theory and practice, plus participation in a senior art major group exhibition. Because we design our art education program to be responsive to the exact needs of the marketplace, it will be a relevant degree if you’re considering a career teaching art in grades K-12 within private or public elementary and secondary schools.