Art Education

In the words of Albert Einstein, “Logic will get you from A to B.  Imagination will take you everywhere.”  At Utah Valley University, we greatly value the power of art education to foster creativity, imagination, and innovation, as well as skills in communication, critical thinking, and problem solving.

The Bachelor of Science in Art Education prepares students to qualify for teaching licensure for 7-12th grade. Curriculum is designed to give students a background in general education, as well as secondary education. Students can also focus on a single studio area within visual arts such as painting/drawing, sculpture/ceramics, illustration or printmaking.  Students in the art education program at UVU will work closely with the Art & Design Department as well as the School of Education.

Teaching art in a public, private, or charter school, K-12 is the most traditional way of using an Art Education degree. Other options students might consider include: teaching online, teaching preschool (or daycare), teaching private lessons to adults or children, teaching art at an after-school program, running education programs and teaching classes at art museums, starting a non-profit arts organization, teaching at non-traditional organization, being a guest artist or teacher, tutoring, teaching assistant, substitute teaching, retail craft coordinator, writing about art, or consultant for art supply catalog or store.