Art Education at Penn State explores the making of art, and curriculum as the making of ideas that matter. These ways of making are participatory, creative, and socially relevant.
The Art Education program focuses on intersections among studio experience, the study of works of art, visual culture, educational practice, and the evolving disciplines of child and youth culture, digital technologies, feminist and critical pedagogies, critical race theory, histories of art education, curriculum and cultural studies, art museum education, professional development, arts-based research, and practice-led research.
Art Education faculty members and students form a community of inquirers and teachers who are interested in exploring a wide range of interests within and beyond the field of art education. This community thrives on expanding the ever-changing conceptualization of what the field of art education was, is, and will be. The program's approach to art education is expansive rather than exclusive. Students immerse themselves in the related but sometimes very different worlds of art, visual culture, and education.
Art Education Undergraduate Degree Program
Post Baccalaureate Certification
Art Education Graduate Degree Programs
Master of Professional Studies (M.P.S.)
Master of Science (M.S.) including dual-title degrees
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.) including dual-title degrees
Art Education Faculty:
B. Stephen Carpenter II, Ph.D., Professor of Art Education and African American Studies, Postbaccaluareate Certification Officer in Art Education
Charles R. Garoian, Ph.D., Professor of Art Education and Art
Yvonne M. Gaudelius, Ph.D. Professor of Art Education and Women's Studies
Karen Keifer-Boyd, Ph.D., Professor of Art Education and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Dana Carlisle Kletchka, Ph.D., Curator of Education, Palmer Museum of Art; Affiliate Assistant Professor of Art Education
Wanda B. Knight, Ph.D.Associate Professor of Art Education and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Aaron Knochel, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Art Education
Kimberly Powell, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Education and Art Education, and Art Education Graduate Coordinator
Chris Schulte, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Art Education
Mary Ann Stankiewicz, Ph.D., Professor of Art Education
Graeme L. Sullivan, Ph.D., Professor of Art Education and Art, and Director, School of Visual Arts
Christine Marme Thompson, Ph.D., Professor of Art Education, , and Professor in Charge of Art Education
Grace Hampton, Professor Emeritus of Art, Art Education, and Integrative Arts