The Department of Art Education

The Art Education Department is open to serve the needs of our current and prospective students, faculty, staff, parents, community members, and others. Please email us at for assistance.

We are a rich community - of faculty, students, alumni, art teachers, arts organizations and professional associations - dedicated to advancing the role that visual arts play in people’s lives.

The department prepares students by developing their technical skills, aesthetic sensibilities, creative insight, critical faculties, and historical perspectives, by providing cultural opportunities, and community and professional experiences needed to integrate the arts throughout their lives. The department is committed to providing leadership in the arts through academic programs, conferences, institutes, youth programs, cross-cultural exchanges, community partnerships and lifelong learning opportunities.

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National Art Education Association (NAEA)  members practice the art of teaching, learn about problems and solutions in teaching, and get inside information on what it takes to become an effective art teacher.

Learn more about our student chapter

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The Annual Kutztown University Art Education Conference
Postponed until fall 2022

Learn more about this year's conference.

Summer Institutes for Art Educators

The Institutes are designed to provide in-depth experiences that are unavailable through regular coursework.

2020 Summer Courses and Registration

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Greetings from the Career Development Center!  As part of KU's attempt to provide effective and current resources to all of Kutztown University students, we have listed three resources we hope will further your development during your time here at KU!  The first is a direct link to the Career Development Center's webpage, the second is a link to our resume & cover letter help guides and the third is a link to the Major Discoveries Series.  If you have any concerns or suggestions, please contact