Art Education

The Art Education Program, a combination of an Art major and Secondary Education minor, prepares candidates for becoming K-12 art teachers and attaining the K-12 art license. This program includes both foundational coursework as well as a student teaching experience.

What You'll Gain

At the completion of this program, students will have accomplished:  

  • 100+ hours of field experiences
  • An additional 600 hours during 16 weeks of student teaching
  • A program approved by the Minnesota Board of Teaching and accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
  • Opportunities for leadership through partnerships between CSB/SJU and local school(s) during Discover Your Future

Coursework

Interested in the courses that this program includes? Check out the content (major) courses and foundational education (minor) courses here.

Admission to Art Education

Interested in the Art Education program? Learn about the application process to the department and how to prepare.

Seeking Licensure

For students pursuing a Minnesota teaching in K-12 Art Education, Minnesota Teacher Licensure Examinations are also required. Students must complete the following exams:

For more information regarding licensing, please see "Apply for Licensure." Additional questions regarding licensing can be directed to the Program Coordinator. Teacher candidates are reminded of MTLEs prior to student teaching and receive instructions on the application to their license near the completion of their student teaching experience. It is recommended that teacher candidates complete the MTLEs for their applicable license just prior to student teaching. Spring student teachers should be especially proactive in registering early for these examinations.