Art Education

Undergraduate Program

Art Education students are first and foremost artists who want to teach. They are dedicated to becoming lifelong learners, artists, researchers, and teachers. Prospective art teachers are leaders and advocates for the arts in schools, museums, community centers and other settings while also caring about students with diverse abilities, their learning, and nurturing their love of visual art.

At YSU, our program nurtures professional teaching skills along with creative and intellectual growth. Students work with art education faculty who have a diverse set of research interests ranging from the use of digital technology in the classroom, art curriculum and instruction, to international studies and multicultural art education. Small class sizes and hands-on field teaching experiences effectively prepare you to enter the profession of teaching or an advanced graduate degree program. Our graduates find rewarding and meaningful employment in public and private schools, community centers, museums and galleries.

Education at YSU include a community art program, Students Motivated by the Arts, the Butler Museum of American Art, and the McDonough Museum of Art. Area K-12 art teachers come to YSU as graduate students and adjunct faculty, sharing their experience and enthusiasm with undergraduate student teachers.

Students can elect art education as their major in the Department of Art as freshmen; however, they can only begin to enroll in art education and breath studio courses after a successful completion of the Freshman Foundation Portfolio Review. As juniors, they will be automatically transferred into the Beeghly College of Education (BCOE) to complete all required courses including those in professional education. Additional information about the degree program and curriculum requirements can be found at the BCOE. The B.S.Ed. leads to Teaching licensure in the State of Ohio.

Course Listing

Art 3737: PreK-4, Visual Arts Education
Art 4837: Prof. Practice/Middle School
Art 4838: Prof. Practice/Sec. School

Minor Course Listing

Terg 2601: Read. Appl. Content Area P-123
Found 1501: Intro. to Educ.
Found 3708: Education & Society
Seduc 4843: Student Teaching
Seduc 4842A: Student Tchg Seminar
Sped 263: Ind. w/Excep. in Society