The Pennsylvania State University

School of Visual Arts

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ART EDUCATION

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. A purpose of Art Education at SoVA is to prepare knowledgeable, skilled, and caring professional educators to become critical, reflective practitioners, researchers and artists, and agents of change for social justice in diverse contexts of educational practice; generate and disseminate knowledge that leads to new pedagogical understandings on which more effective policies and practices can be grounded; and collaborate across disciplines, professions, and constituencies to promote social change that leads to educational improvement and transformation.

SoVA offers a Bachelor of Science in Art Education, with Pennsylvania Instructional I art teacher certification, and Post Baccalaureate Certification in Art Education. The mission is to help students prepare to be knowledgeable, skilled, and caring professional educators; critical, reflective practitioners, researchers, and artists’ as agents of change for social justice in diverse contexts of educational practice.

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Art Education

Post Baccalaureate Certification

Master of Professional Studies (M.P.S.)

Master of Science (M.S.)

including a dual-title degree Art Education and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.)

including dual-title degrees in Art Education and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Art Education and African American Studies

 

Art Education Faculty

Michelle Bae-DimitriadisAssistant Professor of Art Education
B. Stephen Carpenter II, Ph.D., Professor of Art Education and African American Studies, and Interim Director, School of Visual Arts
Yvonne M. Gaudelius, Ph.D. Professor of Art Education and Women's Studies and Assistant Vice President & Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education
Karen Keifer-Boyd, Ph.D., Professor of Art Education and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Wanda B. Knight, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Art Education, African American Studies, 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 Asian Studies 
Christopher Schulte, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Art Education and Early Childhood Education

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Charles R. Garoian, Ph.D., Professor of Art Education and Art
Grace Hampton, Professor Emeritus of Art, Art Education, and Integrative Arts
Mary Ann Stankiewicz, Ph.D., Professor of Art Education
Graeme L. Sullivan, Ph.D., Former Professor of Art Education and Art, and Director, School of Visual Arts
Christine Marmé Thompson, Professor Emeritus of Art Education