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Art Education, B.S.

Art Education

The B.S. program in Art Education provides dynamic, hands-on, career preparations for those interested in teaching art in schools and community settings with licensure and non-licensure options.

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Art Education, B.S.

The B.S. program in Art Education provides you with dynamic, hands-on, career preparations to teach art with licensure and non-licensure options. The program offers you a wealth of opportunities to learn how to teach art in schools and community settings. You will work closely with art education faculty, mentoring teachers, and K-12 students. The Art Education curriculum is rich with studio art courses and creative opportunities to prepare you as a teaching-artist. You will become knowledgeable of diverse art media techniques and processes, art history, and art inquiry methods necessary to teach students and guide your own creative practices.

All students pursuing a major in Art Education are required to complete the General Education requirements as specified by the department. Students should consult with their advisors each semester to plan their course schedules.

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Art Education student receives Tennessee Art Education Association's Higher Education Student Achievement award

Art Education student receives Tennessee Art Education Association's Higher Education Student Achievement award

Art Education major Paige Brenner accomplished outstanding achievements throughout her studies at MTSU. In 2023, she received the Tennessee Art Education Association's (TAEA's) Higher Education Student Achievement Award for her role as an innovative leader. TAEA recognized her ability to inspire K-12 students, peers, and practicing educators through exemplary teaching, scholarship, and service.

During her studies, Brenner created a multimedia tunnel book artwork in collaboration with Dr. Debrah Sickler-Voigt that was featured on the cover of STEAM Teaching and Learning Through the Arts and Design, published by Routledge in 2023. Their creative collaboration aimed to acquire new STEAM skills for the classroom. She co-presented her experiences developing the tunnel book at the TAEA Conference in Memphis.

Recently graduated, Brenner is eager to teach the many skills she learned at MTSU in her new position as a certified elementary art teacher in Wilson County Schools.

Art Education program collaborates with students, teachers from Tennessee School for the Blind

Art Education program collaborates with students, teachers from Tennessee School for the Blind

In 2023, MTSU's Art Education program collaborated with students and teachers from the Tennessee School for the Blind (TSB) to develop a multimedia stop-motion animation titled The Campfire Dance. Working closely with the Art Education majors and their teachers, TSB's K-12 students learned how to create The Campfire Dance's original set, music, characters, audio, and story. To add humor to their animation, the children used their guide canes to give the impression of roasting marshmallows at a campfire. Instructing the students, MTSU's art education majors became skillful in making student accommodations that included using multi-sensory resources and providing guided practice so that the students could achieve their project's collaborative goals.

The Art Education Majors' teaching was recognized through an honorable mention awarded to the students for their animation by the International Children's Exhibition of Fine Arts Lidice (ICEFA Lidice) using, a UNESCO partner. Watch The Campfire Dance here:

News Briefs

Art Education student receives Tennessee Art Education Association's Higher Education Student Achievement award

Art Education major Paige Brenner accomplished outstanding achievements throughout her studies at MTSU. In 2023, she received the Tennessee Art Education Association's (TAEA's) Higher Education Student Achievement Award for her role as an innovative leader. TAEA recognized her ability to inspire K-12 students, peers, and practicing educators through exemplary teaching, scholarship, and service.

During her studies, Brenner created a multimedia tunnel book artwork in collaboration with Dr. Debrah Sickler-Voigt that was featured on the cover of STEAM Teaching and Learning Through the Arts and Design, published by Routledge in 2023. Their creative collaboration aimed to acquire new STEAM skills for the classroom. She co-presented her experiences developing the tunnel book at the TAEA Conference in Memphis.

Recently graduated, Brenner is eager to teach the many skills she learned at MTSU in her new position as a certified elementary art teacher in Wilson County Schools.

Art Education program collaborates with students, teachers from Tennessee School for the Blind

In 2023, MTSU's Art Education program collaborated with students and teachers from the Tennessee School for the Blind (TSB) to develop a multimedia stop-motion animation titled The Campfire Dance. Working closely with the Art Education majors and their teachers, TSB's K-12 students learned how to create The Campfire Dance's original set, music, characters, audio, and story. To add humor to their animation, the children used their guide canes to give the impression of roasting marshmallows at a campfire. Instructing the students, MTSU's art education majors became skillful in making student accommodations that included using multi-sensory resources and providing guided practice so that the students could achieve their project's collaborative goals.

The Art Education Majors' teaching was recognized through an honorable mention awarded to the students for their animation by the International Children's Exhibition of Fine Arts Lidice (ICEFA Lidice) using, a UNESCO partner. Watch The Campfire Dance here:

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MTSU Art Education graduates are highly successful in the job market. Their employment as professional art educators includes working in public and private PreK–12 schools, museums, community art organizations, and after-school programs. Some pursue specializations in museum education, arts administration, and artist-in-residency programs. Graduates work in middle Tennessee, nationally, and internationally. Those who pursue advanced degrees can become qualified to work as lead art educators, arts administrators, professors, teaching artists, and consultants.

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Welcome to Art Education! MTSU’s Art Education degree has an excellent reputation because it prepares students with real-world teaching, learning, and creative opportunities.

As an Art Education major, you will be offered extensive teaching experiences in school and community settings. You will create studio art projects in a range of media, develop meaningful lesson plans, and study original works of art.

These combined experiences give you the professional skills needed for successful employment as an art educator. You work closely with Art Education faculty who are experts in the field and take pride in mentoring students throughout their studies and into their careers. Ultimately, as an Art Education major you will learn what it means to be a skillful teaching artist qualified to lead in today’s school and community settings.

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