College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
The discipline of Art Education includes art production, art history, art criticism and analysis, and aesthetics. Art Educators teach all levels of student who wish to learn about art, from pre-kindergarten to higher education. The field is always growing and developing with the growth of education and society, as well as with the needs of the community and the students who reside there. Today, Art Educators teach students who go on to become artists, Virtual Reality designers, engineers, and more!
Art education courses are specific to those working to gain teaching licensure in the single content area of Art. Students also take required courses in the College of Education as set forth by Montana State’s Office of Public Instruction. Collaboratively, all Art Education courses are designed to prepare students to meet rigorous demands placed on twenty-first century teachers and students. When a student graduates, s/he will be eligible to apply for the appropriate license to teach at all K-12 grade levels in Montana or may reciprocate licensure with participating states.
Students following the Bachelor of Arts in Art Education: K-12 degree program will enjoy courses in all relevant methods of art making, art history, and have the opportunity to specialize in upper division studio courses of professional and personal interest. Once admitted into the College of Education licensure program, students will spend time teaching art through working with classroom teachers and their students, and/or in out-of-school programs as they complete required coursework.