Art Education at Penn State explores the making of art and curriculum as the making of ideas that matter. These ways of making are participatory, creative, and socially relevant. A purpose of Art Education at SoVA is to prepare knowledgeable, skilled, and caring professional educators to become critical, reflective practitioners, researchers and artists, and agents of change for social justice in diverse contexts of educational practice; generate and disseminate knowledge that leads to new pedagogical understandings on which more effective policies and practices can be grounded; and collaborate across disciplines, professions, and constituencies to promote social change that leads to educational improvement and transformation.
SoVA offers a Bachelor of Science in Art Education, with Pennsylvania Instructional I art teacher certification, and Post Baccalaureate Certification in Art Education. The mission is to help students prepare to be knowledgeable, skilled, and caring professional educators; critical, reflective practitioners, researchers, and artists’ as agents of change for social justice in diverse contexts of educational practice.
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Art Education
- Academic Advising Portal (University)
- Undergraduate Advising (SoVA Undergraduate Degrees)
- Recommended Academic Plan (Art Education)
Post Baccalaureate Certification
Master of Science (M.S.)
including a dual-title degree Art Education and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.)
including dual-title degrees in Art Education and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Art Education and African American Studies
Art Education Faculty
Aaron Knochel, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Art Education