Overview of Art Education Program

In addition to the theory and practice of current approaches to teaching in diverse settings, the Art Education program offers an intensive study of the visual arts through studio courses, art history, and art criticism. Students demonstrate competency in a variety of art forms and specialize in one area, leading to their senior thesis exhibition. Upon completion of the Education Department's requirements and a semester of student teaching, graduates earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art Education and are eligible to apply for the Ohio Teacher Licensure in Visual Arts (PreK-12). 

Learn more about Art and Design in our School of Arts & Humanities video!

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Program Statistics

100% 2-Year Career Outcomes Rate - School of Arts and Humanities
$11,000 in Art Scholarships Available
$500 Art Guild Award Available
  Program Outcomes and Careers

A Bachelor of Arts degree in Art Education may lead to several career options, including:

  • Artist-in-residence
  • Art school instructor
  • Art supervisor
  • Cultural arts center instructor
  • Multi-age art teacher (pre-school through high school)
  • Museum educator or docent
  • Private art teacher
  • Senior center art coordinator
  Hands-On Learning

Coupled with the field experiences in the art education courses, students have opportunities to assist with summer art workshops for children, family art nights, and student art exhibitions. Membership in the Mount’s Art Education Association and the Ohio Art Education Association (OAEA) facilitates a smooth transition from preparation to professional practice by promoting involvement in campus, regional, state, and national art education activities. MSJ Art Education students regularly participate in the annual OAEA state conventions.

  Featured Courses

Our comprehensive curriculum includes:

  • 2-D Design
  • 3-D Design
  • Art Criticism
  • Art History Electives
  • Artworld
  • Ceramics
  • Comprehensive Art Education I and II
  • Digital Literacy
  • Digital Photography
  • Drawing I and II
  • Multi-age Visual Art Practicum
  • Painting
  • Philosophy of Art
  • Pre-Thesis
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Student Teaching
  • Thesis
  • World Art History

Click below to view Studio San Giuseppe located in the Dorothy Meyer Ziv Art Building.

Launch Dorothy Meyer Ziv Art Building



Program Facilities

Take a virtual tour of our Studio San Giuseppe art gallery located inside the Dorothy Meyer Ziv Art Building.