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 and transdisciplinary approaches to visual culture, childhood and youth studies, digital and mobile studies, feminist and critical pedagogies, critical race theory, histories of art education, curriculum studies, disability studies, environmental studies, cultural and diaspora studies, art teacher education, studio experience, arts-based research, and contemporary theories.
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
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
Grace Hampton, Professor Emeritus of Art, Art Education, and Integrative Arts