Art Education, BA
We offer the only Bachelor of Art Education degree program in the state of Delaware and one of the best in the mid-Atlantic region. Art Education students develop advanced skills in illustration, painting, sculpture, and other studio arts, while earning a professional credential to teach art at the K-12 level.
The Art Education program combines strong academics with practical teaching experience in real-world classrooms. Because of Delaware State’s strong reputation for teacher preparation, our Art Education graduates compete very effectively in the job market. The Art Education degree also offers excellent preparation for postgraduate study.
Upon completing the Bachelor of Art Education degree, graduates are certified to teach in the state of Delaware and all states that have reciprocal agreements with Delaware. The program includes a supervised 12-week student teaching placement during the senior year. In addition, students take coursework in
- developmental psychology
- multicultural education
- methods and materials for elementary and secondary art teachers
- art for special education
- classroom management
All of Delaware State’s art faculty are successful practicing artists and dedicated teachers. The various members exhibit their art internationally, lead workshops and lectures, serve as judges, and participate in national conferences. Taken together, these activities provide the Delaware State art program with a wide network of contacts and a national reputation.
The faculty’s broad range of experience enhances their ability to function as mentors, helping young artists to carve out satisfying professional and creative niches. The department has a family-like atmosphere, in which instructors and students help each other meet the challenges of creative growth and career development.
Research and Experience
All seniors in the Art Education program complete a 12-week student-teaching placement, getting hands-on experience in teaching, evaluation, classroom management, lesson planning, and more.
Each year Delaware State hosts the Regional Scholastic Art Awards, an event that brings together high school art students and teachers from throughout Delaware — a prime networking opportunity for Art Education majors.