Accomplished faculty instruct, guide and inspire Edinboro students to achieve and lead. EU faculty are recognized for their commitment to student success and creating a personal and engaging academic environment.
Student competitions, gallery exhibitions and portfolio development help students prepare for life as professional artists. With the knowledge and skills they gained at EU, graduates enjoy success across the U.S. and around the world.
Edinboro students thrive in an exciting, artistic environment. Visiting artists provide inspiration, student organizations offer support, and exceptional studio facilities enable them to develop their own personal aesthetic.
The B.S. Art Education is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). In addition, Edinboro University has a long-standing history of educating teachers in all disciplines. Art Education is no exception. Because of this, you’ll have access to a network of hundreds of alumni who can offer tips and support for helping you reach your goals. In addition, you will enjoy:
Access to a variety of visual arts studios, as well as music and theater facilities.
Certification reciprocity with most states.
Close proximity to cultural sites like the Erie Art Museum.
Opportunities in community arts programming and art therapy.
Student teaching experience in public schools.
Two field-experience courses in a variety of settings, including schools.
Most alumni with a B.S. Art Education degree take the National Teacher Examination to receive their K-12 art education certification and become teachers in public and private schools. Others in the Community Arts concentration work closely with community groups or non-profits to implement projects that bring the arts to people who might not otherwise have that opportunity. Still others continue their education in graduate school. If you’re interested in a career in art therapy, you may:
Pursue a Master of Arts with a concentration in Art Education.
Obtain a BFA in a specific studio concentration and then acquire your teacher certification by attending one additional semester.
Complete the B.S. Art Education degree with a minor in Psychology.
Find yourself in our vibrant community of artists.