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Art Education K-12

A male student works on a pottery project The Department of 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.

Honors Program

We offer qualified students the option of participating in our Honors Program and graduating with Honors. This includes significant research, scholarship, or creative activity under the direction of a faculty member. You should consult with your major advisor or department chair for specific criteria and requirements.


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.