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.
Students may pursue a BA or BS with this major
Art Education Program Blog: http://gvsuarteducation.blogspot.com
The Art Education program has one resource room (a storage room for basic art making materials and tools) and two large studio classrooms (CAC 1201 and 1207) to afford adequate space for both artmaking and lecture-based discussions. The two classrooms have ample wall space to display student artwork, as well as storage space, shelves (drying racks), and cubbies abundantly sufficient to accommodate 24 students per class.