Become part of an inspiring group of Art Education students who are preparing for a career that will influence their own K-12 students to create and appreciate art. The Teacher Education Bachelor of Science – Art Education Program will equip you to become a highly effective art educator with expertise in the most current trends in art education and proficiency in fine arts.

Your coursework will include studies in art appreciation, art for students with exceptionalities, fine arts, such as drawing, painting, ceramics, art history, computer art, as well as, teaching art in elementary, middle and high school.

In addition to the traditional Art Education Certification track above, there is also a track for Lifelong Learning students who wish to pursue careers outside of traditional, formal K-12 schools that do not require certification.

The Art Education Program offers both undergraduate and graduate degree options.

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Degree Facilitator: Debra McGann, Ed.D.
Program Coordinator: Janet Andreasen, Ph.D.

Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Science

Teacher Education (BS) – Art Education

The Teacher Education BS – Art Education program offers students the option of two tracks: Education and Lifelong Learning (non-certification). The Education Track is appropriate for students interested in opportunities for employment with formal, K-12 schools that require certification. The Lifelong Learning Track is appropriate for students seeking opportunities for employment outside formal, K-12 schools that do not require certification.

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The Teacher Education BS Art Education Track meets the educational eligibility criteria for certification in Art (K-12) in the State of Florida. Graduates of this Florida state-approved teacher preparation program will qualify for a Professional Florida Educator's Certificate. Graduates of the program who wish to teach in another U.S. state or country may require additional eligibility criteria to qualify for licensure and/or certification in those locations. We are unable to confirm the licensure and/or certification requirements of other states or countries. Therefore, if you intend to pursue such credentialing in another state or elsewhere, it is advised that you to contact the applicable state or country credentialing authority to familiarize yourself with its specific requirements and determine if this program meets the applicable eligibility criteria. If you have additional questions in this regard, please contact edstudserv@ucf.edu to assist you in your career planning.

Undergraduate Minor

Art Education

The Art Education minor is well suited for students enrolled in the School of Visual Arts and Design or Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Art. This minor in not available to students in pending status in a College of Community Innovation and Education teacher certification program.

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Graduate Program

Master of Arts in Teaching

Teacher Education (MAT) - Art Education

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) graduate program was created to allow individuals who hold a bachelor’s degree, but are not certified to teach to become effective, certified teachers of art education. Graduation from this state-approved MAT includes the successful completion of a 6-hour internship, submission of a comprehensive portfolio, and passing scores on all sections of the Florida Teacher Certification Examination. The Master of Arts in Teaching admits in spring and summer terms only.

The Teacher Education MAT, Art Education program is a state-approved initial teacher preparation program for students seeking certification to teach Art in grades K-12, including students previously certified to teach in another field.

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The Teacher Education MAT Art Education Track meets the educational eligibility criteria for certification in Art (K-12) in the State of Florida. Graduates of this Florida state-approved teacher preparation program will qualify for a Professional Florida Educator's Certificate. Graduates of the program who wish to teach in another U.S. state or country may require additional eligibility criteria to qualify for licensure and/or certification in those locations. We are unable to confirm the licensure and/or certification requirements of other states or countries. Therefore, if you intend to pursue such credentialing in another state or elsewhere, it is advised that you to contact the applicable state or country credentialing authority to familiarize yourself with its specific requirements and determine if this program meets the applicable eligibility criteria. If you have additional questions in this regard, please contact edgrad@ucf.edu to assist you in your career planning.