The Bachelor of Science degree in art education prepares students to become successful educators of exceptional skill and unique, creative thought. It is well suited for those excited to share their passion for art with other learners.
The art education program is designed for students who wish to obtain a P-12 visual arts teaching license. Graduates of Huntington University’s art education program are heading up successful art departments and classrooms across the state of Indiana and throughout the country. Most graduates are extended full-time offers within a month of graduation.
Though many prefer to teach in school settings, other art education graduates are employed in related fields, such as community art center education and museum education. Reciprocity agreements between Indiana and other states help graduates find employment nationwide.
The art education program at Huntington University provides a solid foundation in studio art, curriculum planning, visual arts standards, and teaching methods. As an art education major, you will study art history and complete studio coursework in addition to taking courses in visual arts teaching methods and art education foundations to prepare to teach art in today’s art programs and assist in making the transition from art education theory to professional practice. You will explore hands-on practical experiences in several semesters prior to student teaching. Students gain experience through practicums, practice hours, and numerous observations of different grade levels, learning environments, and teaching styles.
Huntington students have a very high rate of passage on state education competency tests. Our NCATE-accredited program is specifically designed for students who wish to obtain an Indiana teaching license.