Engage your students through visual communication

For better or worse, today’s students are increasingly drawn to visual communication over pretty much any other medium. And it’s not surprising why—in a world full of technology that makes it easy to express ourselves through photos, videos, and other visual ways— the world is our stage, and we want to make ourselves known. Why not take this as an opportunity to teach a richer understanding of images and the creativity behind self-expression? With a little time and study, you have the tools to show your students the passion and power in the world of art!

Cost Per Credit$701
Sample Careers
  • Art Teacher
  • Drama Teacher
  • Vocational ED Teacher

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Program Overview

The art education program is designed to provide you with a challenging course of study that will focus on art to enhance your intellectual development, personal growth, and career satisfaction. You will develop your own abilities as an artist and then learn how to help others create and appreciate art. This means, you’ll benefit from a well-rounded overview of the history, purpose, and technical methods of art.

If you don’t have a teaching license, don’t worry. You do not need to have one in order to participate in this program. If you are interested in working with children, their families, and at-risk youth then this program will provide valuable education for you. However, if you have (or are pursuing) your teaching license, then upon completion of the program, you’ll have the option to seek an additional license in art (#1952).

What to Expect

As an educator, you will learn to better understand the role of artistic activity in the human condition, possess an advanced knowledge of art curricula and pedagogy, demonstrate a high level of competence with visual arts media, and be aware of past and current practices in the the field. Our priority is to provide you with the theories that then inform your educational practices. For example, you’ll study how to use works of art, museum visits, and technology to enhance your students’ education.

Licensure / Certifications
Graduate students may work toward k-12 Wisconsin licensure in Art (#1952). Licensure in Art Education, both undergraduate and graduate, is directed by the School of Education.

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