If you are drawn to art and teaching, consider combining your passions with a Bachelor of Science in Art Education. The Art Education program at Taylor will develop your ability to teach all ages, inspiring others to love and appreciate the arts through art history, fundamentals, and creative practice.
An Art Education major’s time is split between art classes in the Modelle Metcalf Visual Arts Center and education courses in the lower level of Euler Science Complex. You will take studio classes exploring different mediums to hone your artistic skills, while learning and practicing teaching skills in order to share your love of art with students.
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. Three core art education courses will teach you how to integrate learning from your education and studio classes into your art classroom.
Art Education majors at Taylor are in local school classrooms almost every semester. These field experiences provide pre-service art teachers the opportunity to observe master art teachers practically integrate theoretical approaches. You also get to receive hands on experience by student-teaching at two different placements, and an opportunity to show your mastery of art with a senior thesis exhibition during your senior year.
Students interested in course descriptions and academic policies can check out our Undergraduate Catalog here.
The Foundational Core is the key to Taylor’s total education. These classes will give you a big-picture view of how your calling connects with God's purpose for your life, engaging with ideas that will demonstrate how God has given you certain talents and skills to bring healing to the world. Each student who completes the Foundational Core emerges as a well-versed individual, equipped with critical thinking skills, a lifelong love of learning, and an appreciation for God's creation.