The undergraduate art education program is designed to prepare art teachers who:
- Are skilled and insightful artists, designers, and educators
- Understand the diverse ways in which people create and engage with art and cultures
- Nurture the interests and potential of young people in a range of learning environments
- Organize their knowledge about art into student-centered curricular units and lessons
- Apply a repertoire of instructional and evaluative strategies to facilitate the learning process
- Are responsive to the school's culture and relationship to the community
- Utilize innovative digital technologies in their teaching
- Have a commitment to ongoing professional development.
In addition to the strengths of the studio and pedagogical components of the art education program, students participate in 100 hours of fieldwork prior to their student teaching semester. In addition, through the NAEA Student Chapter, the Art Education fieldwork program offers many opportunities for its majors to observe and assist in a variety of art teaching contexts including schools, museums, agencies and organizations.
For further information, contact the Art Education Program Office at 845-257-3850.