The College of Arts + Architecture offers the following pathways to licensure in K-12 Arts Education in partnership with the Cato College of Education.
Undergraduate degrees leading to initial licensure
The Dance and Theatre degrees leading to licensure are open enrollment and can be declared Fall or Spring by any student admitted to the University. An audition is required to pursue Music Education and a Spring portfolio required to pursue Art Education. Pedagogy and performance are emphasized throughout coursework while small class size allows for personalized instruction. Each Arts Education license is for grades K-12. Due to course sequencing, students are strongly recommended to contact Tesh Ramey for advising as soon as possible.
More details can be found by visiting the College of Arts + Architecture.
Graduate Certificate leading to initial licensure
This program leads to licensure in K-12 Visual Art. It is designed for those who have already earned a degree in studio Art, have 24 credits in studio Art, or have passed Praxis II Art: Content and Analysis. The Grad Cert consists of 16 graduate credit hours plus any deficiencies in background studio. Coursework is offered online and in person after 5:00 to accommodate those working in and out of the classroom. To apply, submit an application to the Graduate School including a portfolio of 10-12 original artworks. Please note applications for this program are only accepted in Spring to join the next Fall cohort.
To learn more, please contact
H. Tesh Ramey
Arts Education Specialist
College of Arts + Architecture