Teach Art, Beautify the World!

We prepare you to teach students from Kindergarten through 12th grade. As a teacher in art education, you will help students of all ages create their masterpieces. Your courses will include a variety of media such as painting, sculpture, and design that will help you learn the techniques you can share with your future students.

The C-SC Difference

We like you to experience teaching early and often, in diverse settings. You will be in a school as early as your freshman year observing experienced teachers so you are prepared to practice your skills as a student-teacher your senior year.

You’ll have the opportunity to join an International Collegiate Art Honors Society, along with an active art club, Mosaic. You will show your work in the college gallery and exhibit in local, regional, and national juried shows. Many of our students win awards and go on to become successful artists or continue on to graduate school.

Don’t miss out on our Arts Abroad course that travels to Europe every two years to further build on your studies. Each senior participates in a senior capstone show that focuses on a unified body of work. Your instructors are award-winning, exhibiting artists who are eager to teach you the use of unique tools and techniques, technical skills, and deep, rich communications.

A major that lets your imagination and creativity soar.

Our teachers attain jobs. In 2021, 100% of our graduates had employment before June 1 in schools such as Highland Elementary and Quincy Junior High School.

The art education program at Culver-Stockton College helped me reach my full potential as a student, an artist, and as a teacher. Under the guidance of my teachers, I can help foster my own students’ artistic growth in the classroom.

Rachel Loyd, Roundtree ’18, Art Teacher, Notre Dame High School, Quincy, IL

Art Galleries & Venues

Alexander Campbell Auditorium

Alexander Campbell Auditorium

Alexander Campbell Auditorium is a proscenium theatre built in 1966 with a seating capacity of more than 900. The auditorium is used for musicals and larger theatre productions.

Mabee Gallery

Mabee Art Gallery

The Mabee Art Gallery can be found on the main level of the Herrick Foundation Center. The gallery extends up into a second story balcony overlooking the main floor which features the center jump circle from the original basketball court previously housed in the building. The gallery hosts shows from renowned regional and national artists, faculty exhibits, and student honor and senior shows.

Mabee Little Theatre

Mabee Little Theatre

Mabee Little Theatre is a flexible seating "Black Box" experimental theatre, used for theatre department productions and student-directed productions. It is housed in the lower level of the Alexander Campbell Auditorium.

Merillat Recital Hall

Merillat Recital Hall

Merillat Recital Hall is a 225-seat area used for the opera workshop, student recitals, and other events.

What can I do with an Art Education Degree?

Teach from grades Kindergarten through 12th
Give private art lessons

3+2 M.Ed. Program

Begin your Master of Education degree as early as your junior year.

Beyond the Classroom

  • Student Experiences
    • Culver-Stockton Student Teaching Organization (CSTO)
    • Visit regional art galleries and museums
    • Assist in preparing shows of well-known artists in our on-campus art gallery
    • Mosaic – photography, design and art club
    • AIGA student art group
  • Professional Experiences
    • Classroom observations (freshman through junior years)
    • Student Teaching
    • Travel Study courses to study the Arts in Europe
    • Presenting your own body of work
    • Begin selling your own artwork as an undergraduate