Art Education

The art education major provides a solid base in the areas of studio art and education. A degree in art education qualifies you to apply for a state license to teach art in grades K-12.

Teaching your craft

Major in art education and you’ll become knowledgeable with the aesthetic experience through a variety of hands-on practices gained in the classroom. Through the creation of artwork in various forms of media, students will expand on their ability to invent and experiment. The art education major provides preparation for teaching in the areas of ceramics, painting, sculpture, graphic design, printmaking, theory, art history, exhibition, and portfolio work.

Students who graduate with this major can pursue careers in K-12 art education.

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Studio and gallery Facilities

A Place to Practice and Teach

Join a dynamic creative learning community with intimate sized studio classes, an active studio environment, and a focused outcomes-based curriculum. The faculty are practicing artists that regularly model and communicate the compelling demands and rewards of creative study. Students emerge from the program as well-rounded, successful individuals who are prepared to teach others to be true artists.

Pass on Your Passion

The Education and Connections to Succeed

While still investing in your own artistic journey, it’s important to learn the best ways to translate your knowledge and pass on techniques through lessons. As an art education major, students dive into our new studio and gallery spaces and begin new experiences right away in their first year of study. By the last semester at BVU, students are fully prepared to student teach in K-12 classrooms. They may even complete a 3-week internship in an art classroom during J-term, or have another field experience under their belt to practice what they’ve learned in core education courses. After graduation, BVU students teach in a variety of grade levels and locations, including rural and urban settings across the country.

Internships

  • Storm Lake K-12
  • Sioux Central High School
  • Alta-Aurelia Community Schools

Careers

  • Manson Northwest Webster, art teacher
  • Wichita State University, Art/tech teacher
  • Storm Lake High School, Visual arts teacher

Dedicated Career Help

Interest discovery, application assistance, internship/job connections and more.

Major in Art Education with Teaching Licensure (42 credit hours)

Visual Art and Design Core (24 credit hours)

  • ARTD 180 Introduction to Visual Design
  • ARTD 185 Introduction to Dimensional Design
  • ARTD 190 Introduction to Digital Design
  • ARTD 195 Portfolio Review
  • ARTD 240 Visual Literacy and Criticism
  • ARTD 250 Life Drawing
  • ARTD 280 Business of Art
  • ARTD 304 Critical Issues in Modern and Contemporary Art
  • ARTD 492 Visual Art and Design Capstone
  • ARTD 493 Visual Art and Design Practicum

Visual Art and Design Studio Courses (15 credit hours)

  • ARTD 310 Painting
  • ARTD 320 Sculpture
  • ARTD 330 Ceramics
  • ARTD 340 Introduction to Printmaking or ARTD 342 Experimental Printmaking
  • ARTD 350 Graphic Design

3 credit hours from

  • ARTD 301 Ancient through Roman Art History
  • ARTD 302 Early Christian through Mannerism Art History
  • ARTD 303 Baroque to Modern Art

Plus

Major in Art Education with Teaching Licensure (K-8)

  • EDUC 451 K-8 Art Methods and Field Experience
  • TEAC 418 Professional Seminar III: Student Teaching in Elementary Art
  • Plus requirements for elementary education

Major in Art Education with Teaching Licensure (5-12)

  • SEDU 365 Methods of Reading in the Content Areas
  • SEDU 401 Methods of Teaching Secondary Art and Field Experience
  • TEAC 428 Professional Seminar III: Student Teaching in Secondary Art
  • Plus requirements for secondary education and education core

Major in Art Education with Teaching Licensure (K-8 and 5-12)

  • EDUC 451 K-8 Art Methods and Field Experience
  • TEAC 418 Professional Seminar III: Student Teaching in Elementary Art
  • SEDU 365 Methods of Reading in the Content Areas
  • SEDU 401 Methods of Teaching Secondary Art and Field Experience
  • TEAC 428 Professional Seminar III: Student Teaching in Secondary Art
  • Plus requirements for secondary education and education core

Faculty

Daniel Strohmyer

Director & Asst. Professor M.Ed. Program

Mark Hopkins

Assistant Professor Education

Marlise Witham

Student Professional Experiences Coordinator

Karin Strohmyer

Assistant Professor of Special Education

Callè Friesen

Assistant Professor of Education