About Art Education
Art educators inspire students around the world, playing a vital role in the lives of children and adults who are interested in art. The art education program at Valdosta State University equips students with the knowledge, skills and experience to become professional art educators or to enter a variety of other professions. Students majoring in art education at Valdosta State take many of the same core classes as students in the general art program but have additional opportunities to gain invaluable teaching experience that will shape their future careers.
Art Education at Valdosta State University
Students in Valdosta State University’s art education program receive personal attention from faculty, enjoy small classes and have access to 11 studios across campus. Students can display their work in the VSU Fine Arts Gallery and have the opportunity to enter the annual Open Student Competition and participate in the Senior Exhibit. Art education students are invited to participate in Kappa Pi, an organization dedicated to promoting artistic excellence at the college level and beyond. The department’s study abroad program in Florence, Italy, is an excellent opportunity for art education students to enhance their studies.
- Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.)
About the Art Education Curriculum
Students in the Bachelor of Fine Arts program are prepared for T-4 Certification for grades Pre-K-12. The program utilizes a conceptual framework and principles established by Valdosta State’s College of Education and focuses on standards endorsed by the National Art Education Association. Students take visual arts classes as part of the core curriculum, along with specialized classes in art education and general education courses.
- Adult continuing education art teacher
- Art educator
- Art instructor
- College art teacher
- Elementary art teacher
- High school art teacher
- Middle school art teacher
- Museum educator
*Some career possibilities may require additional degrees or certifications.