The Art Education area is a vibrant and growing part of the Department of Art. It gives students knowledge and experience to both understand and work with children in many contexts, including K-12 schools and has a critical mission within the context of the Aims of a BYU education. Art Education has strong undergraduate and graduate programs with consistent success placing students in teaching, research, and leadership positions within the field. The student chapter of the National Art Education Association is one of the strongest professionally affiliated student groups on campus and has received national attention for its standards of scholarship, service, and activity.
Art Education faculty are actively engaged as scholars and artists and are well known at both national and international levels. In addition to the BA in K-12 Art Education, the program provides K-12 licensure opportunities for BA and BFA students in Studio Art, Illustration, Photography, Graphic Design and Media Arts. The program also provides courses and teaching experiences for elementary educators and General Education courses for students in other majors. Art Education offers a minor to students majoring in education in other fields. Its graduate program is robust, providing opportunities for teachers to develop as scholars, teachers, artists, and school leaders.
Faculty Representative – Dan Barney – firstname.lastname@example.org