Art Teaching Program

The B.S. in Art Teaching trains you to be a successful, resourceful K-12 art teacher.

You will learn the theory and practice of teaching art in schools. You will also develop your own artistic and creative voice. 

After completing the Art Teaching program, you’ll earn the Minnesota K-12 Art Teaching Licensure. Art Teaching graduates enjoy careers in many different locations, from Minnesota to Europe and Asia. 


In the Art Teaching program, you will take a variety of courses.

  • General Education courses for a broad liberal arts foundation
  • Courses in History of Art and Studio Art for practical and theoretical knowledge
  • Art Education courses to develop foundational skills for teaching K-12 art
  • Professional Teacher Education courses on the science of teaching and learning

Art Teaching students are required to take part in the Junior Portfolio Review and the Senior Graduation Exhibitions. These exhibitions take place in the Watkins and Weber art galleries.

Go Beyond the Classroom

Our campus and community offer a scenic, creative environment for all students. Some popular events include:

There are also several art galleries nearby, including the Minnesota Marine Art Museum and rotating campus art exhibitions at WSU and St. Mary’s University.

Contact the Art & Design Department
Art & Design Department
Watkins Hall 204

Office Hours

Monday – Friday: 8am-4pm

Adrian Barr (PhD)
Department Chairperson

Watkins 204E


Email Adrian Barr
Candi McKeeth
Office Manager
Email Candi McKeeth