Bachelor of ArtsEducation - Art (K-12)

Majoring in Art Education involves the study of pedagogy, or the method and practice of teaching. You’ll develop the skills and insights to become an effective art teacher (K-12) and lifelong learner. You’ll gain knowledge and skills that are important for any teaching career as you take 85 to 89 credit hours towards a Bachelor of Arts degree, and the art education curriculum meets the Minnesota Department of Education requirements for a teaching credential (passage of standardized examinations of content and pedagogy are also required).

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Education - Art (K-12) Curriculum Overview

An Art Education major at Concordia University prepares a student to teach K-12 art in and out of Minnesota. Students gain sophisticated knowledge of the field and the effective teaching skills needed to pass along that knowledge to their future students. Successful students have futures in any school setting, or they may attend graduate school for advanced degree work.


Bachelor of Arts degrees at Concordia University, St. Paul consists of a major of typically 32 to 44 credits or two minors, general education courses, and elective courses totaling a minimum of 128 credits. | A teaching licensure is recommended by the university after completion of requirements for the desired license and is granted by the state of Minnesota.

Meet Your Professors

Keith Williams Department of Art Chairperson, Professor of Art and Art History

Keith's passion for art and for quality teaching has led him to do workshops across the United States, to jury ceramic exhibition and to exhibit his own work.

Diane Harr Assistant Professor of Special Education, Coordinator of Special Education and Chair of Undergraduate/Initial Licensure Programs

Harr coordinates and teaches in graduate special education programs and undergraduate criminal justice.

Career Potential

You’ll also keep it real in a series of classes, field experiences, and student teaching opportunities that make for an effective blend of theory and practice, plus participation in a senior art major group exhibition. Because we design our art education program to be responsive to the exact needs of the marketplace, it will be a relevant degree if you’re considering a career teaching art in grades K-12 within private or public elementary and secondary schools.

  • Art Teacher (Private School)
  • Art Teacher (Public School

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