The Art Education Major consists of 95 - 101 credit hours of course work, dependent upon whether the student chooses a public school or Lutheran education focus. In both cases coursework blends studio and education courses to fully prepare students for a rewarding career in art education. Upon successful completion of all coursework, including a semester of student teaching, art education majors earn full licensure by the State of Wisconsin to teach art at the elementary and secondary levels (K-12). Program requirements include purchase of a Mac laptop (available at reduced prices via In addition to requirements for K-12 Education, art education majors complete the following required coursework in the areas of art, and art education.

Core Requirements 145
Major Requirements57
Minor: Optional
Total Hours120

Major Requirements

Required Courses
ART 145Drawing for Art Majors3
ART 110Design Fundamentals3
or ART 111 2-D Composition
ART 131Darkroom Photography I3
GD 100Digital Design Fundamentals3
or GD 110 Graphic Design I
ART 2103D Design3
ART 230Printmaking Studio I3
ART 245Drawing II:Assorted Media3
ART 170Ceramics I3
ART 265Painting I3
ART 275Sculpture I3
ART 285Art History I3
ART 286Art History II3
ART 381Aesthetics3
Art 29X Applied Design3
Major Electives
Select six credits from Studio Art offerings6
Art Education Requirements
See K-12 requirements for licensure as outlined by the School of Education
AE 235Elementary Art Ed Thry/Pract3
AE 335Sec Methods Art Ed3
AE 340Curric Design in Art Ed3
Total Hours57