The Post-Baccalaureate Certification in Art Education is available to candidates with an undergraduate B.F.A. degree in the visual arts or B.A. in a related field who have an
The certification program culminates in a Pennsylvania Department of Education Level I certification in the visual arts. Students in art education have gone on to teach in public, private and charter schools, museums, and community settings. Information for prospective students who reside outside of Pennsylvania, or plan to relocate.
For full-time study, the program consists of three semesters of required courses that reflect current directions in art education and one semester of student teaching. In addition, candidates take EDU and SPU professional competencies common to all teacher certification programs. Most courses are taught in the evenings, weekends, summers, and online for maximum flexibility for those with busy schedules. See the suggested sequence of courses on the Post-Baccalaureate Certification Checksheet for Art Education.
While grounded in theory, the program focuses on contemporary practices in public schools and other educational settings. Students take coursework offered by professors who are nationally and internationally recognized artists, educators
Upon satisfactory completion of the program and filing paperwork with the PA Department of Education, students can apply for teaching jobs. Employers seek our graduates as potential colleagues because of KU’s long history and
When you’re ready for a new career, choose wisely. Choose KU Art Ed.