BSEd Art and Design Education Undergraduate Program

Spread a love for the arts

In the art and design education program, you will: 

  • Learn how to understand, motivate and engage K-12 learners in the study and appreciation of visual art
  • Grow your teaching skillset and receive feedback. Teaching presentations are videotaped and discussed in group settings
  • Spend four weeks in community schools working with an art teacher at every level, through a practicum in art education
  • Student teaching at Rountree Elementary

  • Art Education

  • Art Education students working on socially-conscious art mural project

  • Students Teaching Students show

  • MNAEA field trip

  • Painting a still life

  • Painting a still life

  • Student drawing in oil pastels

Degree options

Four-Year

Access a sample schedule to know how you can graduate in four years.

Careers and outcomes

  • Teacher (bachelor-level graduate)
  • Professor (master's-level graduate)


BSEd in Art Education Program Mission

The BSEd in Art Education is a teacher-training program in which students learn how to understand, motivate, and engage K-12 learners in the study and appreciation of the visual arts. The program lays the groundwork for an in-depth study of classroom management and innovative teaching strategies. Students gain knowledge of global, historic, and cultural perspectives in contemporary art education practices, develop a broad range of studio making skills, and pursue their own creative endeavors. The Art Education curriculum culminates in teaching practica, whereby students attain experience and the professional competencies required for certification.