What is Art Education at WVU like?
Mix your knowledge of art, art history, methods and materials with another's energy and interests. Help others foster their imagination and embrace their talents and allow them to explore themselves and the world around them through art.
The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education with Teacher Certification is a nationally-accredited, professional track degree with a studio concentration, as well as certification to teach art in the schools, pre-K through grade 12. The program produces well-rounded artist/teachers with a high job placement record.
Supported by their experiences in the studio arts, art history and education, students in the four-and-a-half-year undergraduate program engage in various types of teaching and related activities while still having the full studio art-making experience in a concentration of their choice. They observe teachers in the public schools, work with these teachers on special projects and conclude with a semester practice teaching with carefully selected elementary and secondary school teachers.
All interested students must apply to the University and submit a portfolio for the School of Art and Design for acceptance.
At a Glance
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Areas of Emphasis
Tailor this major to your interests by taking courses in one of these areas:
- Studio Emphasis: Ceramics
- Studio Emphasis: Graphic Design
- Studio Emphasis: Intermedia/Photography
- Studio Emphasis: Painting
- Studio Emphasis: Printmaking
- Studio Emphasis: Sculpture