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Art Education (Grades PreK-12)

Become an art teacher

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Art Education Program Description

Our university continues to excel in teacher education, as it has for over 125 years. The Bachelor of Science in Education degree program prepares students to teach art at the K-12 level.

What can you do with this degree?

This degree teaches our students not only art, but how to teach K-12 students art of many styles.

How do you become an art teacher through ESU?

If you want to teach art in elementary, middle or high school, the teacher education program is available at ESU. The Department of Art partners with the department overseeing middle and secondary education. Learn more about what is involved in becoming a K-12 art teacher.

Degree requirements

For complete degree requirements, view Bachelor of Science in Education - Art.pdf.


Charity Woodard, Assistant Professor,

Opportunities at ESU

  • Student Organizations. Join your artist community in clubs such as the Clay Guild, Glass Guild, Photo Club, Emporia State University NAEA Student Organization, and American Institute of Graphic Artists (AIGA).
  • Art Galleries. Emporia has two galleries, the Norman R. Eppink & Gilson Memorial Galleries. Come be inspired by local and national pieces!
  • Student Exhibitions. Present your best work at the Annual Juried Student Exhibition, and admire the work of your peers.
  • Art Forum Visiting Artists Lecture Series. Come listen to and meet outstanding artists from around the country.

Become an Art Teacher

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