The Art Education program prepares students to teach visual arts in elementary, middle, and secondary schools. The blend of philosophical and theoretical studies, studio practices, art history and pedagogy courses develops a comprehensive understanding of how to implement strong arts education programs in schools as well as utilize arts-based research skills. The program emphasizes competency in contemporary art, cultural understandings, and studio art techniques to apply the arts to human learning within various community and societal structures .
Art Education CourseworkStudents begin the program exploring the purposes and practices of making art within a contemporary culture. They apply their learning to art education classrooms through a variety of practicum experiences. Students are qualified to obtain Colorado K-12 Art Education licensure upon completion of the program.
School of Art and Design