B.S. Art Education

Are you a talented artist and great with kids?
Degree Type Bachelor of Science
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You’re a talented artist. You’re great with kids. You enjoy showing young people how to create things. Although teaching can be complex and demanding, your gifts are the right combination for a successful career in Art Education.

UW-Stout's Bachelor of Science degree in Art Education is recognized nationally for the renowned art courses offered by its School of Art & Design. Art Education graduates have an excellent reputation as high-quality teaching professionals among school districts, and are highly sought after throughout Wisconsin and Minnesota.

Art Education program will provide you with knowledge of art and design and its history, as well as visual culture, and an understanding of new technologies for art education. / UW-Stout

UW-Stout's Bachelor of Science degree in Art Education results in certification for K-12 and offers hands-on experience and great value:

  • Four years to complete degree includes student teaching
  • Macintosh laptop with design software included
  • Nationally reknowned art and design faculty
  • First-year learning community
  • Applied, authentic learning and leadership opportunities 
    help you stand out and step up

Art education majors complete mural at Downsville School

Project with children incorporates approximately 7,000 recycled bottle caps
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UW-Stout's School of Art and Design has received national and international acclaim. You will receive the best art instruction for state school tuition. The professor for art education courses has a Ph.D. in Art Education and more than 12 years K-12 art teaching experience prior to leading the program.


100% of Our Graduates are Employed or Continuing Education

Compared to other universities, UW-Stout’s Art Education program explores more deeply into our content area — art! We know that you have to be a great artist in order to be a great art teacher. You'll “advance” in a medium of your choosing, and you present your own art exhibit during your final year.

Graduate Q&A: Karli Jopp

Art education graduate Karli Jopp talks about her experiences at UW-Stout
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“Student Ambassador,” “Student of the Year” and “Scholar Athlete” are among the honors that Art Education students have earned. Many students find employment in art labs on campus. And we have a very active student organization. As an art teacher, you join the noblest of professions while sharing your passion for art with young people! 

Admissions Requirements

New Freshmen

  • There are no additional requirements for new freshmen.

Transfer Students

  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher from the last institution attended.

Students who meet this requirement will be admitted to the university as a Pre-Education major. Subsequent acceptance into a teacher education major and enrollment in professional education coursework will require successful completion of Benchmark I requirements. Additional information can be found at the School of Education website.

Student Testimonials

We are helping students have an avenue to express themselves and create great artwork.
Dane Hodges
Art Education Student Teacher 

By far, the major highlights of my experience studying Art Education at UW-Stout were the many opportunities for hands-on experience and professional growth. From the very beginning of the program, there are so many community programs, student organizations, and exciting courses to choose from. I was building my leadership skills, my teaching pedagogy, and my understanding of student learning all before I even began student teaching! Now that I have graduated and have my very own teaching position in my own classroom, I fully believe that my teaching experiences at UW-Stout are what have prepared me to be where I am today and have helped me grow to become the art educator that I need to be for my students.
Amanda Kirkman
Art Teacher at Racine Unified School District

I truly enjoyed my time as an Art Education major at UW-Stout. I feel that I graduated as an expert in my field due to excellent art and education courses and professors. There were numerous leadership opportunities and ways to get involved that allowed me to graduate feeling confident and prepared for my teaching career. 
Rebecca Lindusky



AE Advisory Board

 2018 AE Advisory Board

  • Tami Rae Weiss, Program Director
  • Bob Atwell, CACHSS/Art and Art History
  • Daniel Atyium, Assistant Professor, CACHSS/Art and Art History
  • David Beck, Associate Dean/Director, CACHSS/SOAD
  • Cynthia Bland, Professor, CACHSS/Art and Art History
  • Lori Brenner, Secondary (Middle School) Art Teacher, Menomonie School District
  • James Bryan, Associate Professor, CAHSS/Art and Art History
  • Tracy DeRusha, Placement Coordinator, CEHHS/SOE
  • Sidney, Dombrowski, Student (NAEA - Children's Art Club Coordinator), Art Education Student
  • Heather Klanderman, Student Status Examiner, CEHHA/SOE
  • Peggy Larson, Elementary Art Teacher, Menomonie School District
  • Ann Oberding, Art Education adjunct instructor, UW-Stout
  • Olivia Revolinski, Student (NAEA President - Student Chapter), Art Education Student
  • Bryan Ritchie, Professor, CACHSS/Art and Art History
  • Grace Rogers, P.A.I.N.T. Coordinator, Arts Integration Menomonie/UW-Stout)
  • Megan Sykora, Student (NAEA - Student Mentor), Art Education Student
  • Geof Wheeler, Program Director, Studio Art, CACHSS/Art and Art History

Arts Integration Menomonie (A.I.M.)

A.I.M. is a collaborative art education partnership with the Menomonie School District and community.

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