The Pennsylvania State University

School of Visual Arts

Post Baccalaureate Certification (in Art Education)

It generally takes two years to obtain Art Teacher Certification at Penn State. Courses available during summer session at University Park may help reduce slightly the number of courses needed each semester, but you should count on at least three full regular semesters of course work to complete the program. The final semester involves student teaching in Pittsburgh Public Schools.

For detailed questions regarding the B.S. in Art Education degree or the teacher certification process, please contact Professor Wanda Knight, Professor in Charge and Certification Coordinator via email at

Application information.