Bachelor of Arts in Art Education
Accredited by NASAD and NCATE, the two major national accreditation organizations for design and education, USC Upstate offers a Bachelor of Arts in Art Education degree that leads to initial certification to teach art in K-12 schools. This practical preparation of qualified individuals is designed to provide graduates experiences in studio art, art history, educational theories, and dispositions that will prepare them to teach effectively.
Art Education students begin their program of study in the foundation courses of the visual arts department. After successfully completing these courses and required general education courses, students apply to the Professional Art Education Program when they have completed 60 hours of work.
Highlights of the Art Education Program
- 100 hours of practical experience in public schools of the upstate
- Visitation to diverse school populations
- Development of e-portfolio throughout the program
- Engagement in highly technical programs
- The direct hands-on learning experience with FOCUS Gallery for schools
- Service Learning with the Spartanburg Art Museum and other art agencies