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Program Information

Housed within the Department of Art in the School of Fine & Performing Arts, the Art Education Program is a vibrant community of dedicated professors and students involved in creative work and independent scholarship. The program is contemporary in its approaches to best practices in curriculum and theory.

Our majors share studios and equipment with Fine Arts majors and are taught by the Department of Art's internationally renowned faculty. Many of our students pursue dual baccalaureate degrees in Fine Art and Art Education, or minor in Art History, making them more marketable when they enter the job market.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Use knowledge of issues in contemporary art, design, teaching, and technology to develop meaningful art educational curricula and experiences for children, youth and families. 
  • Promote social inclusivity and critical thinking through practices that are culturally responsive, environmentally responsible, student-centered and standards-based in local and global contexts 
  • Use appropriate information from diverse sources to support evidence-based teaching and assessment 
  • Develop and articulate context-sensitive, self-reflective practice as researchers, artists, and teachers. 
  • Participate in a strong professional learning community with faculty, colleagues, mentors and students in meaningful and supportive relationships    
  • Build professional networks to support the practice of lifelong learning. 


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