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Art Education (Pre K-12)

Bachelor of Science in Art


  • Oxford
  • Major
  • On Campus
Art Education Students

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Miami University has a rich tradition in training caring, competent, transformative art teachers. The Art Education Program prepares students in the knowledge, skills, and professional dispositions for teaching excellence. It leads to the Bachelor of Science in Art with Multi-Age Visual Arts License.

Contact Info

Stephanie Danker, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Art

Art Building 124

400 S. Patterson Ave., Oxford, OH 45056

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Curriculum and Courses

The Art Education program at Miami University prepares the student for licensure as an art teacher in Ohio Public Schools. It leads to the Bachelor of Science in Art with Multi-Age Visual Arts License (Prekindergarten through grade 12, ages 3-21). Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), and the State of Ohio Department of Education Teacher Licensure Standards, it is in compliance with current guidelines from Ohio’s Academic Content Standards (Visual Arts) and the National Art Education Association (NAEA).

  • Art 195 Introduction to Art Education
  • Art 295 Elementary Art Methods
  • Art 395 Art Across The Curriculum
  • Art 495 Saturday Art Practicum
  • Art 419 Student Teaching In Art Education

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Course Catalog

Career Options

The degree in Art Education prepares students to teach visual art at public schools, private schools, museums, art centers and arts organizations. Students can also pursue careers in arts administration and arts management.

Facts and Stats

Your college experience here will be one of the most exciting times of your life. To make sure of this, we’ll provide you with a powerful support system.

  • 90% First-to-second year retention

    Miami University Data

  • 21st Among Public Universities in the United States for Four-Year Graduation Rate

    The Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac

  • 96% of 2018-2019 graduates who were employed or furthering their education by fall 2019

    Miami University Data

Admission and Aid

This is Where Your Journey to Miami University Begins.

Explore what it means to be a college student at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where students prepare to go anywhere and everywhere. We’ll be here to help every step of the way as you prepare for college admission, enrollment, and success.

Your admission into the art education program is judged on a portfolio that you must submit for review. The purpose of the review is to assess artistic potential, to approve admission to the department, and to award departmental scholarships. Students who are denied admission in their initial attempt may apply a second time after successfully completing ART 195. In addition, a student should have completed at least six hours of studio work with at least six additional hours of studio classes in process.

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