Your Future in Art Education

Students pursuing an undergraduate degree in Art Education will examine global artistic production, relevant technologies, critical methods, teaching and learning theories, and innovative approaches to pedagogy and knowledge acquisition. The Department of Art Education aims at creating a citizenry that is well informed about educational issues, high-quality graduates in art education and a workforce well prepared for teaching in a global economy.

Training also may be applied to careers with non-profit arts organizations and serve as a foundation for advanced study in related fields, such as museum education.

What we offer

The Art Education B.F.A. includes all-level teacher certification in art, accredited by the Texas State Board for Educator Certification. The program consists of 120 semester credit hours during which you will garner significant experience and skills in art-making, art history, and pedagogical practice. You will spend time observing both an elementary and secondary art classroom, and reflect upon these experiences prior to your final semester, during which you will be a full-time student teacher. The Art Education program has been ranked among the most influential in the nation. Faculty members are involved in cutting-edge research and arts-based education methods, earning them national and international recognition.

Our faculty members have:

  • Published and presented their written work nationally and internationally
  • Traveled extensively to maintain a current and leading reputation in their field

A Living-Learning Community brings together art majors who live on campus to enhance academic and social experiences.

Scholarships are available to help you pursue your degree.

The College of Visual Arts and Design is one of the nation's most comprehensive visual arts schools and one of the best in the Southwest. The College inhabits more than 254,000 square feet of state of the art facilities that include computer labs, studios, gallery spaces and a fabrication lab.

What to expect

Entering students interested in majoring in Art Education in the College of Visual Arts and Design are classified as pre-majors.

To be admitted to the art education major (and to be eligible to enroll in advanced art education courses), a pre-major must meet coursework and GPA requirements as part of a review process.

Our Career Center, Learning Center and professional academic advisors are among the many valuable resources available to you at UNT. The Career Center can provide advice about internships, future employment opportunities and getting hands-on experience in your major. The Learning Center offers workshops on speed reading, study skills and time management. Academic advisors will help you plan your class schedule each semester.