Art Education Major
Major or Minor
Art is one of the greatest forms of self-expression and glorification of God. The art degree program at Bethel University offers students a foundation in painting and drawing for students pursuing a career in art education.
Art Education at Bethel is unique in that students earn a degree that reflects the department’s commitment to training students to become excellent teachers and accomplished artists. A teacher’s art-making practice and teaching practice mutually inform one another. The program is founded on creative thinking strategies, visual literacy and innovative studio practices.
You’ll work with faculty members trained in your area of interest and connect with other creative-minded students. Together, you’ll grow and create in ways that help you push your abilities and artistic skills. Our facilities provide you with the space you need to focus your creative energy whenever the mood strikes between class sessions.
12- to 15-week
student teaching placements
of students receive some form of financial assistance
Arts Education Major
This degree will provide you with a great combination of art and education courses culminating in a semester of student teaching.
Bachelor of Arts (BA) Program – 4 years
- Art History
- School Age Growth & Development
- Educational Pedagogy
Prepare for an exciting future as an:
- Art Teacher
You’ll gain career-shaping skills such as:
- Understanding content area knowledge in fine art and visual culture that includes central concepts, methods of inquiry, structures of the disciplines, and content area literacy.
- Preparation to create meaningful learning experiences for students through both content area and pedagogical knowledge.
- Understanding the purposes, characteristics, and limitations of different types of assessments in art education, including standardized assessments, universal screening, curriculum-based assessment, and progress monitoring tools.
Art Education Major Highlights
Become an accomplished artist and excellent teacher with a program founded on creative thinking strategies, visual literacy and innovative studio practices. You will develop interactive lesson plans and curriculum in the visual arts.
Also Consider These Areas of Study
As you’re considering a degree in art education, you may wish to expand your education in these other areas of study: