K-12 Arts Education

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

BFA in Art with a concentration in Art Education
Art Education planning sheet 

BA in Dance with a concentration in Dance Education
Dance Education planning sheet 

BM with a concentration in Choral/General Music Education
Music Education/Choral planning sheet 

BM with a concentration in Instrumental/General Music Education
Music Education/Instrumental planning sheet 

BA in Theatre with a concentration in Theatre Education
Theatre Education planning sheet 

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

Graduate Certificate in Teaching Art Education

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
Storrs 128
College of Arts + Architecture
UNC Charlotte