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The bachelor of fine arts degree in Art Education at Metropolitan State University of Denver gives you the studio art background you need to thrive as an artist, and the education courses necessary to help others begin their artistic journeys.
MSU Denver offers you two pathways toward earning your K-12 certification in art:
Why choose to get your Art Education training at MSU Denver?
You will be prepared to bring about creative change in the world through the lives of your students. MSU Denver’s accredited B.F.A. in Art Education program fuses a progressive approach in Art Education with your development as an artist, combining artistic practice, educational studies and field experience as an educator. Learn how to build curriculum to help students in today’s multicultural classrooms become critical, creative thinkers and makers.
Though a master’s degree is not required to teach at the elementary or secondary level, some of our students do go on to graduate school.
As an MSU Denver Art Education student you will have the chance to:
As an MSU Denver Art student you will have the chance to work in our outstanding facilities that include the following:
Graduates from MSU Denver’s Art Education program go on to become working artists and art teachers in public and private schools and in community organizations throughout Colorado.
“As an Art Education major at MSU Denver, I was challenged to think differently than I ever had about education and creativity. This program cultivated an experience that facilitated my growth as an artist, person and ultimately as an educator. As a first-year teacher, every day I use the ideas, strategies, grit and creativity I developed during my pre-service education at MSU Denver to design a smart and engaging curriculum. I feel blessed to have had such inspirational professors and strive to make the kind of change they made for me.”
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MSU Denver Art Education B.F.A. graduates have recently been hired by Douglas County School District, Jefferson County Public Schools and Denver Public Schools among others.
MSU Denver’s Art Education program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).