The Pennsylvania State University

School of Visual Arts

Bachelor of Science (in Art Education)

The Bachelor of Science in Art Education is a professional degree that enables students to teach in Pre-K-12 classrooms and other educational sites. Our nationally and internationally renowned faculty guide students to think differently, create purposefully, and engage meaningfully within communities of learning.

The degree program includes field experiences on and around the Penn State University Park campus and culminates in a semester-long student teaching experience in the Pittsburgh public schools. These experiences afford our students a wide range of educational opportunities with learners from diverse communities.

Students graduating from this degree program are eligible to apply for a Pennsylvania teaching certification license. Employment opportunities also include art museums and galleries, cultural agencies, digital environments, and community art programs.

For current, up-to-date information, please see:



Introduction to Art Education

History and Philosophy of Art Education

Studio Art Experiences

Diversity, Pedagogy, Visual Culture, and Educational Technologies

Real World Teaching Experiences



Academic Advising Portal (University)

Undergraduate Advising (SoVA Undergraduate Degrees)

Suggested Academic Plan (Art Education)

Undergraduate advising handbook

Entrance to Major Requirements


Testing Requirements for Teacher Certification Programs



Education Work Experience Form

80 Hours Essay

Controlled Course Registration Form

Art Education Independent Study Contract

Student Teaching Application

Registrar Forms