Art Education K-12, B.A.

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An Art Education (K-12) major at Palm Beach Atlantic University provides the opportunity for students to develop not only artistic sensitivities and abilities, such as sculpture and painting, but also the skills of teaching art in a kindergarten through grade 12 educational curriculum.

College of the Arts , School of Education & Behavioral Studies

West Palm Beach



If you have an affinity for art, and desire to share your talent with others, this might be the major for you.

What Can I Do with this Degree?

  • Elementary, middle school, or high school teacher
  • Art departments
  • Exhibition designer
  • Museum educator
  • Painting and sculpture departments
  • Design and craft departments

Students in the art education major will study drawing, painting, digital graphics, sculpture, stained glass, and more. Along with these physical art courses, students will engage with art history, publication design, and critical thinking.

The education component consists of 35 credits in professional education preparation courses. The degree culminates with a student teaching or residence placement and a Senior Art Showcase.

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Program Details

The School of Education & Behavioral Studies is well-known throughout Florida and as such, has established solid partnerships with school districts and other organizations for meaningful hands-on student teaching and clinical opportunities. Our Christ-centered approach to teaching and learning will deepen your outlook on your chosen profession and the impact you can have on others. And our innovative range of programs, from education to athletic training, results in a dynamic range of students learning together and collaborating daily.

Features of our distinguished education and behavioral studies programs:

  • Experience an education grounded in the liberal arts with a Christian perspective.
  • Engage in hands-on learning through off-campus internships in various art and education-related fields.
  • Discover undergraduate research opportunities with PBA faculty
  • Develop the skills and knowledge you need to work in the art education field.

Students may seek Florida certification after the following steps are completed:

  1. Apply to the state for certification: The state will send you a Statement of Eligibility.
  2. Schedule a Subject Area Exam if indicated on your Statement of Eligibility: Florida Teacher Certification Exams:
  3. Complete additional requirements listed on your Statement of Eligibility.

Learn more about your classes and requirements in the course catalog.

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