Art Education

A male student works on a pottery project The Department of Creative and Fine Arts collaborates with the Department of Education to offer a B.A. in Art Education. Guided by professional scholars and nationally renowned artists, you study the theory and practice of education, and learn strategies to employ as a visual arts teacher at the elementary or secondary level. 

Your studio work culminates with an exhibition of your own art, ensuring you possess a firm understanding of the artistic process and its expressive capabilities. You graduate ready to be a skilled advocate for the arts, holding Maine state teaching certification (K-12) in the visual arts.

To learn more about the program, see Curriculum or visit our Catalog.


Our B.A. in Art Education prepares you not only for a career as a K-12 visual arts teacher, but also provides the knowledge and skills for the professional challenges of other disciplines.

Among the many opportunities, you might be an employee of a community arts organization, graphic designer, new media content designer, or art professional in a corporation, educational institution or other organization.