- College of Education and Human Development

Secondary Education (Art Education)

Students interested in this emphasis area are encouraged to meet with an undergraduate academic advisor in the College of Education and Human Development. 

The Bachelor of Science in Education with an emphasis in Art Education prepares students to work with children in public, private and alternative school systems.  You may consider a degree in education if you are an artist/designer, enjoy working with children and/or adolescents, want to strengthen the future through art education, and want to make a difference in how students see and respond to their world and the lives of others.  MU students work closely with artists, mentors, practicing teachers, administrators, and university faculty in the School of Visual Studies to develop the knowledge and skills to enhance learning outcomes for children and youth.  The coursework through the College of Education and Human Development focuses on teachers' roles in facilitating learning at all levels of development and considers the influences of cultural, political, historical, and economic factors on students, teachers, and schools.  Upon successfully completing the initial teacher certification process, the state grants you certification in K-12 Art Education.  Practical and rewarding clinical training in schools and agencies begins sophomore year, and continues each semester culminating in a senior-level teaching internship, enhancing teaching skills and confidence.  Coursework within Art Education provides you with experience in the methods of teaching art at all levels in supporting learners in the development of visual literacy.  This includes consideration of visual art production, responding to art, connecting art to all content areas, and presenting art for varied audiences.  This includes methods for teaching art, talking about art, design, and digital/mass media, strategies for assessing art learning, and pathways for developing into a professional artist educator.

Common Career Paths

You can do nearly anything with a Mizzou degree, but here are some common career paths taken by graduates of this major:

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