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Art Education (BAE)

Art Education (BAE)


The Bachelor of Art Education with Licensure offered by the Department of Arts Administration, Education and Policy prepares students to become art educators in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. Successful completion of the program and passage of the Ohio Educator Assessment Tests secures licensure for teaching art in Ohio. Students gain an understanding of the arts and visual culture through research-based, interdisciplinary curriculum that is intent on collaboration with communities within the university and around the state, nation and world. 

The BAE Informal option is an undergraduate degree designed for students who seek art education careers outside of public school settings. 

Why choose art education?

The art education major prepares students for art teaching in schools, community-based settings and museums. The department typically 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.

What can you do with this degree?

All graduates receive a Bachelor of Art Education, but licensure is awarded through the successful passage of art content and edTPA assessment testing. The BAE degree with licensure prepares students to be traditional public school art educators in grades pre-K through 12. Some students have also pursued careers in general education, museum education and curating.

The BAE Informal option prepares students for careers in art education in museums, community-based settings or non-traditional school sites.