The Art Education program offers a B.S. in Art Education with Pennsylvania Instructional I art teacher certification. The mission is to help students prepare to be knowledgeable, skilled, and caring professional educators; critical, reflective practitioners, researchers, and artists' and agents of change for social justice in diverse contexts of educational practice. Accredited by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, the program is designed to help prepare art teachers for kindergarten through twelfth-grade classrooms.
Students must also complete a teacher certification, which includes observation hours and a practicum field experience (student teaching) to fulfill the degree requirements. Students are placed in the Pittsburgh Public Schools for their student teaching. For detailed questions regarding the B.S. in Art Education degree or the teacher certification process, please contact Professor Christine Marmé Thompson, Professor in Charge via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 814.863.7311.
Complete program details can be found in the University Bulletin at: http://bulletins.psu.edu/undergrad/campuses/details/21/A%20ED