Master of Arts in Teaching K - 12

The Visual Art Education program is committed to creating effective art educators in both traditional and contemporary instructional pedagogies and techniques.  Emphasis is placed on developing high quality educators with respect to the art of teaching, personal disposition, and content knowledge.

While recognizing that the teacher preparation process is unique to the individual, we believe that the best teachers are those who continually examine their practice to best impact today's learner.

Students who earn a Master of Arts in Teaching degree, in Visual Arts Education, will also earn the provisional certification from the state of Michigan (LQ) while they are completing their Master's Degree. 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.