Wisconsin's Public Liberal Arts College

Undergraduate Art Education


Visual Arts Department

Undergraduate Art Education

The Art Education major  is comprehensive and requires no minor and certifies graduates to teach art at level birth-21.  Art Teaching Major at the Early Childhood to Adolescence Level (EC-A) ages birth-21.

 Teaching Art in the Elementary Grades  Provides a background in art education, children's artistic development, and program planning and evaluation in art for the elementary school child. Includes the development of lessons and units in art 

Teaching Art in Secondary Schools  The development of discipline-based art curricula, art media and instructional materials, teaching methods, and evaluation strategies for junior and senior high school art programs

 Art for Special Education   Exploration of art concepts, media, and processes with adaptation for the mainstreamed student with special educational needs. A study of characteristics of students with behavior and/or learning disorders, cognitive delay, physical handicap, and gifted and talented.  

 Art Education for the Gifted and Talented  Study of current guidelines, trends, and program options that address the special educational needs of gifted and talented students. Areas of emphasis include: student characteristics, art work characteristics, identification procedures, and curriculum models. 

The Development of Creative Functioning   Study of the creative individual; research findings on creativity; techniques for promoting creativity thinking and problem-solving in educational, clinical, and business environments.

Undergraduate Art Education Requirements

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