Art Instruction Certificate

Teachers who enjoy the visual arts frequently incorporate them in their teaching but possess little, if any, formal instruction. This certificate would strengthen their skills and bolster their confidence in integrating the visual arts in their classrooms. Teachers in parochial settings and individuals holding MFA degrees are occasionally called upon to teach visual arts classes without either background or licensure. In some of these settings, the visual arts are absent or only minimally present, limited either by expertise or by denominational views regarding the role of the visual arts in worship and personal faith. This fifteen-credit graduate certificate will prepare such teachers to approach visual arts activities in a curricular context with confidence and competency and directly address the interaction of the Christian faith and art. Students who complete the certificate will need only an additional 15 credits to complete their Master of Science in Art Education Degree.

  • This certificate does not correspond to any teaching endorsement or licenses offered by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction or any other state.
  • Upon completion of the graduate certificate, all credits are transferable to the full M.S. in Art Education Program (which may be completed with 15-18 additional credits).
  • Credits obtained may be applied as elective credits in the School of Education’s Teaching and Learning graduate program.
  • Upon completion of these five courses, participants can complete a Request to Graduate Form and receive a graduate certificate in recognition of the work completed.
  • Pursuit of this graduate certificate requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university with a GPA of 3.0 or above or approval of the CUW Director of the Graduate Program in Art Education.


AEG 510Children and Artistic Activity3
AEG 540Designing the Course of Instruction in Art3
AEG 542Methods for Teaching and Learning in the Art Classroom3
AEG 560Special Topics in Art Education3
AEG 580Studio Practice in Visual Arts3