Bachelor of Arts - K12 Visual Arts Education

The Mission of the Art Education programs is to challenge the Learner cognitively (teaching skills), affectively (personal disposition), and artistically (content knowledge) to the next level of their development and ability. While recognizing that each person develops in his or her own unique way, we believe that the best teachers are those who continually strive to look deeper into this lifelong process and make this the goal of their educational experiences. To those Learners we dedicate our efforts.

This program is designed to provide professional preparation for individuals who seek K - 12 certification in Art Education. Students in this program receive the Michigan Provisional Teaching Certificate. The following General Education requirements and Group Requirements must be completed as a part of your education at Wayne State University. It is recommended that you plan your coursework in advance with an advisor as accurately as possible to avoid extra courses or conflicts.

Students who earn a Bachelor of Arts degree, in Visual Arts Education, will also earn the provisional certification from the state of Michigan (LQ). This enables them to be employed teaching visual arts in schools from kindergarten through 12th grade. Graduates with this degree and certification are employed in public schools, charter schools, parochial schools, and a variety of academies and arts-focused high schools throughout the state of Michigan. Alumni from Wayne State University in Visual Arts Education have been acknowledged statewide for their outstanding performance as teachers.