Art Education (BAE)

{Art education major Cali Sanker completed her student teaching assignment in an elementary school in Hilliard.}

Within the Department of Arts Administration, Education and Policy, programs promote understanding of the arts and visual culture for students through a curriculum that is research-based, interdisciplinary and intent on collaboration with communities both within and outside the university, state, nation and world. We emphasize understanding of arts and culture, especially visual culture, in a global, culturally diverse and technological society.

The four-year bachelor of art education (BAE) with licensure and BAE informal major prepare students for art teaching in schools, community-based settings and museums. Typically, the department admits 20-25 students into the program through a portfolio-based application. Students progress through a series of courses focused on educational theory, practice and art methods, and field based experiences. Once admitted to the major, students spend time in small classes taught by leading scholars in the field of art education.

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Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Many students are offered teaching positions prior to completing their student teaching practicum. Most find jobs in the greater Columbus area, but OSU teacher trainees are highly sought after because of our strong national reputation. Graduates are working in Arizona, New York, South Carolina, and other states, as licensure is transferable to 48 states.

Hyunju Kim in the classroom


While the BAE degree with licensure prepares students to be traditional public school art teachers, students have also pursued careers in general education, museum education and curating.

courses you might take:

ART EDUC 2250: Introduction to Art Education

Course introduces students to a broad range of art education opportunities, related literature, observational experiences, and guest lectures on educational practices in our society

ARTEDUC 2367.03: Criticizing Television

The department's most popular GE course, a second-writing that also fulfills social diversity requirements, students are introduced to a full range of critical analysis skills related to television. Developing strong writing skills and analytical thought are important components to this course's overall goals.



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