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Art Education: Welcome Page

This guide provides suggestions for finding resources in Art Education at USC Upstate Library and on the Internet.

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Welcome to the Art Education Library Guide created by USC Upstate librarian Laura Karas.  This is a great beginning place for research related to Art Education.  In this guide you will find books, journals and databases and web resources pertaining to the teaching of art .  There is a wide range of information for you to explore.  Explore the site and if you find things that need to be added feel free to email me.

Art Education Program @ USC Upstate

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