If you are drawn to art and teaching should consider combining your passions with Taylor’s Bachelor of Science in Art Education degree. Art Education will develop your ability to teach various aspects of artistic expression to grades Preschool-12, inspiring the next generation to love and appreciate the arts through art history, fundamentals, and practice.
Splitting your time between the Modelle-Metcalf Visual Arts Center and the lower level of Euler, you will create a diverse range of artwork while learning the skills of managing a classroom. Over your four years at Taylor, you will develop your creative skills and pass them on to the next generation.
Through Art Education, you will take basic education courses, such as educational psychology and classroom management, and apply them to drawing, painting, graphic design, ceramics, photography, sculpture, and printmaking.
Every Art Education student completes one semester of full-time teaching during their senior year. The semester is split between placements in two different schools, teaching different grade levels. In your final year, you will develop a senior thesis and create an exhibition of your original collection of work. This program leads to a licensure in grades Preschool-12 approved by the Indiana Department of Education and accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
Community art service is required for Art Education majors and offers students a chance to use their artistic skills to give back to the local community. Service experiences involve teaching art lessons to at-risk students, working with local school programs, providing art activities for various school functions, and painting murals on various buildings in downtown Upland. Our Art Education majors are involved in several community programs. Some of these include After School Art, Summer Fine Art Camp, and private art lessons with children in Grant County.
Students interested in course descriptions and academic policies can check out our Undergraduate Catalog here.