Art Education Major

The art education major prepares teachers to inspire young artists in a variety of environments. While developing the necessary skills to be successful in the field is central to the curriculum, the program also broadens your range of understanding of the arts engendering teachers who use these skills in thoughtful, expressive and creative ways.

The department's award-winning faculty all professional artists have exhibited their work in prestigious galleries around the globe. This diverse group of mentors painters, ceramicists, photographers, sculptors and art historians are also dedicated teachers who challenge and inspire you to develop your own self-expression and personal aesthetic. As artist/teachers themselves, they also serve as your role models.

While the art curriculum is designed to help you explore your artistic talent in studios and classrooms, you will also enroll in six foundation courses in the education department. During your senior year, you will take 12 credit hours in student teaching.  

The demand for quality education professionals is on the rise. Building upon our existing expertise in this sector, Saint Joseph's University has created a  School of Health Studies and Education, which will officially open in the Fall of 2019. Over 40 existing undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs, including this one, will be housed in this school.