Art and Design Department
Art education explores the connections between the visual arts and learning.
The discipline integrates the practices of art making, art criticism, and an understanding of contemporary visual culture as foundations for teaching art in schools as well as community settings. Art education students complete rigorous training in studio art complemented by courses in the theory and methods of art education. During the last year of the program, majors complete their professional training with assisting and directed teaching opportunities at regional schools. The program leads to teacher certification for visual art in the Michigan public schools at the primary and secondary levels.
Additional Information and Links
Art Education Facilities
Art Education Alumni Websites
Becca Guyette (Schaub): Director of Educational Programs, UICA
Rosemary Haugen: Elementary K-4 Art Teacher, North Oakview Elementary
Mary Hall (Powell): Elementary Art Teacher, Traverse City Public Schools
Department of Art and Design, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan
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