As a Visual Art Education major, you’ll cultivate your own artistry, while learning how to educate and inspire others. Our curriculum combines 2D and 3D Studio Art with Education coursework, giving you the skills needed to succeed in the studio and classroom. Upon completion of the program, you’ll be prepared to take the Indiana Teacher Certification Exam and be certified to teach PreK-grade 12.
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I love that this program focuses as much on art as it does on education. It acknowledges us as artists and teaches us how to connect to the raw creativity that our young students have. It teaches art as an essential form of communication.
Brittney Renninger ‘18
Visual Art Education, PreK-12
You will get in the field early and often! Unlike most programs, you’ll start your first semester and will be exposed to a variety of school settings, including:
And they win awards!
USF’s art faculty, facilities, gallery space, and reputation are unmatched. As you work on your own artistic skills, you’ll benefit from the critique and support of other artists, including our expert faculty.
You’ll have access to our Art Education Lab and our outstanding art studios.
The Department of Education is accredited by the Indiana Department of Education and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), which was previously known as the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The Visual Art Education Program is also fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).
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