About the Program
This course of study is recommended for students seeking a career educating students in the visual arts. Art is one of the most exciting aspects in the school curriculum as it allows students to learn about themselves and the world around them. Teaching art is a dynamic process that changes the lives of students by allowing them a safe place to dream, to test ideas, to fail without harm and perform without competition.
What Makes the Program Distinctive?
The Art Education program is based on the four components of a modern discipline-based art curriculum including art production, art history, art criticism and aesthetics. For the past seven years, 100% of the C-SC students that graduated with an art education degree are hired in their field. Numerous students have continued their education and acquired Masters and Doctorates in art education at the college level.
Beyond the Classroom
Student Run Clubs: Art Club, National and Missouri Art Education Association, AIGA Student Group
Honor Societies: Kappa Pi
Professional Experiences: Observations, Field Experience, Student Teaching
Travel-Study Courses: The Arts Abroad course to Europe is offered every two years.
Service Learning: Kappa Pi (each student does 20 hours of volunteer work)
Creative Expression: Students are encouraged to enter work in student and professional art shows, accept commissions and complete a major body of work in the Art & Design Senior Capstone course.
K–12 Art Education
Community Art Centers
AT A GLANCE
Can you minor in this program?
Emphasis within the major:
Instilling best practices in education, promoting critical thinking and allowing room for creative exploration and development.
For more information, contact:
Gary Meacher, M.F.A.
Chair, Art & Design Department
Assistant Professor of Art & Design