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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Faculty Contact: Debra McGann, Ed.D.
Academic Program Coordinator: Vicky Zygouris-Coe, 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.

If your career plans include pursuing state-regulated professional licensure or certification in your chosen field, it is important to become educated on the credentialing requirements of the state in which you hope to practice.

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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.

If your career plans include pursuing state-regulated professional licensure or certification in your chosen field, it is important to become educated on the credentialing requirements of the state in which you hope to practice.

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