|Art Education Faculty|
The Bachelor of Science in Art Education major offers two concentrations designed to prepare students as K-12 educators and cultural workers in the arts. Students develop as artists and interlocutors, enabled to make critical judgments, historical inquiries, and aesthetic responses to the expressive arts.
Students who complete the Teacher Certification concentration are highly qualified to earn a state department of education instructional certificate to teach art in per-kindergarten through twelfth grade teaching-learning situations.
The Community Arts concentration prepares graduates for work in museums, arts agencies, and community centers.
The well-balanced curriculum includes courses in visual arts production, art history, and professional education as well as course options in related fields of anthropology, education, psychology, and sociology. Both concentrations included field experiences, student teaching or internships in the arts. Students develop leadership skills, organize programs, and write curriculum to meet the needs of their constituents and the expectations of the National Core Arts Standards. Elective courses allow individuals to personalize their EU experience.
The Pre-Art Therapy major prepares students for professional practice upon completion of an additional MA degree. Courses for this major include studio arts, art history, art education, art therapy, and psychology as well as internship opportunities.
The Bachelor of Science in Art Education is a four year undergraduate program leading to art education teaching certification (kindergarten to twelfth grade). The philosophy of the program is that the art teacher should be an artist/art educator. In this program students develop their skills as artists, and learn to make historical inquiries, critical judgments, and aesthetic responses to art.
When you choose the Art Education - Community Arts concentration at Edinboro University, you prepare yourself for a satisfying career that celebrates the arts in the world around us.
The purpose of the Art History Minor is to encourage the student to develop a deeper understanding of the visual culture and context of a range of historical periods, media, and cultural perspectives that will serve to enrich and broaden their performance in their major program.
The General Art minor builds on a solid foundation of Art and Art History coursework, allowing students to pursue a unique direction that may not be possible with a minor in a single specific discipline or concentration area.