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Welcome to Art Education/Art Therapy Program Area

Art Education was established in 1927 under the directorship of Dr. Jane Betsy Welling, a charismatic professor, who believed in the value of art in everyday life, in the discovery and learning of all people, and service to the community. Today, our programs strive to provide  coursework that is grounded in current research, and taught by instructors with a passion for their work.

Undergraduate and graduate degrees are offered in two different program areas: Visual Arts Education (VAE), and Art Therapy. In VAE, students may earn a bachelor’s degree (BS) and initial certification in visual arts education, a master’s degree in Art Education (M.Ed.) for individuals who are already certified art teachers. For students holding fine arts degrees who desire a master’s degree and initial certification, a master of arts in teaching degree (MAT) is available, or post-bachelor’s certification. An M.Ed degree is also offered for students interested in becoming art therapists. For students wishing to become art therapists as well as counselors, a Master of Arts  (MA) in counseling with concentration in art therapy combines these two professional preparations. A doctoral program is also available for those wishing to further their studies in Curriculum, or Policy areas.


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College of Education 2014 Teacher Certification Meeting Schedule - RSVP Today!
April 25 2014
Education, College of
If you have a bachelor's degree in a field other than Education and would like to become a certified teacher, we invite you to attend an information meeting to learn more about the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) and Post-Bachelor Certification Programs at WSU. Attendees must possess or be within one year of completing a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college/university. Please bring legible copies of all transcripts.  2014 Meeting Schedule: Saturday, January 25, 2014 - Room 10 COE 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 5, 2014 – University Center (Macomb Extension Center) 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Thursday, February 20, 2014 - Room 441 (Dean’s Conference Room) COE 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2014 – Oakland Extension Center 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Saturday, May 10, 2014 - Room 10 COE 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - Room 441 (Dean’s Conference Room) COE 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 12, 2014 - Room 10 COE 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - Room 10 COE 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Friday, September 19, 2014 - Room 10 COE 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Apply Now for the 2014 Fall Art Therapy Workshop
April 25 2014 at 12:00 PM
Community Arts Bulding
An art therapy 10-week workshop for children and adults, and a practicum experience for graduate art therapy students, supervised by Deb Duranczyk, A.T.R. and other faculty members who are registered art therapists.
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