Why Study Art Education, K-12?

Major | Education/​Art/​Arts | CAS/​CEBAH

Is teaching your passion? We offer a comprehensive 54-credit broad area major that prepares you for a K-12 license to teach art in public schools. As an art education major, you’ll be surrounded by creativity and innovation and given the tools develop as an artist and an educator.


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In my art education major, my most memorable experiences have been with my cooperating teachers during course placements. Being in schools with students and professionals is where I thrived. I had the most exciting time observing each cooperating teacher and their classroom. Through those experiences, I've been able to create professional relationships, gain resources, and become a part of a new community. The best part is returning after the course is over and continuing to be an active participant within that community.
Natalia Block

Art Education, K-12

cas@uwrf.edu // 715-425-3777

cebah@uwrf.edu // 715-425-3774

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Skills and Learning Outcomes

  • Cultivate an appreciation for the merits of Western and non-Western art traditions.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in best practices and implement them in the preparation and development of classroom materials, schedules and lessons for students.
  • Design, implement and assess teaching tools.
  • Encourage creativity, design, innovation and critical thinking skills.


Types of Courses

  • 3D Design Foundation
  • Art History Since 1500
  • Cold Glass
  • Drawing I
  • Education and Technology
  • Educational Psychology: Middle & Secondary Education
  • Gender and Art
  • Introduction to Photography
  • Introduction to Printmaking


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Potential Careers

UWRF’s art education program prepares students in visual art and design for a K-12 license to teach art in public schools. Our graduates land teaching positions in Wisconsin, Minnesota and beyond.


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