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Art Education, BA

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Art Education, BA

Teacher Certification in Art Education PK-12

Through arts education, learners expand their thinking, problem-solving, and collaboration skills. The study of art education allows the future educator to help students understand new ways of thinking about the world around them through the study of Studio Habits and Visual Culture.  Future Art Educators at Moravian learn to harness the power of art education to create a student-centered, creative, and collaborative atmosphere in their classrooms. They learn by example in the Art and Education classrooms at Moravian and through four years of field experience. We strive to support our future art educators as they discover themselves as teachers and begin to understand our changing educational systems and their prospective students. At Moravian, we hope to develop enthusiastic teachers who know the possibilities and opportunities within their communities. In the art education program, our students will learn to do the same for their future students.

A central component of the Moravian Art Education program is the ability to conceptualize and practice learner-centered lessons rooted in solid and authentic pedagogical approaches based on the PDE Visual Arts and Humanities Standards and National Core Art Standards. Courses in the program ensure that teacher candidates understand students’ diverse learning needs and build a firm belief and confidence that the arts can strengthen our educational system. In addition to four years of field experience, Moravian Art Education students also sustain a studio art practice to inform and enhance their future careers in Art Education. 

Art Education Recommended Course Sequence -  2023-2024 

Moravian University encourages art education students to join the Moravian Chapter of the National Art Education Association (NAEA) and the Pennsylvania Art Education Association (PAEA). NAEA & PAEA are professional organizations for art teachers, museum educators, higher education faculty, and pre-service college students earning their degrees in art education, museum studies, art therapy, and related fields. By joining NAEA, you automatically become a member of PAEA, and you become a member of our NAEA/PAEA Student Chapter.

Art Education Major Four-Year Schedule/ Sequential Requirements:

Year 1

Art Education, BA Courses, Year 1 




Number Course Name Number Course Name
ART 142 Foundations ART 142 Visual Foundations: Composition, Color & Design
EDUC 100.2 Intro. to the Education of English Language Learners ART 170 Drawing I
EDUC 160 Culture, Community & Diversity: Intro. to Critical Pedagogy (40 hour Stage 1 & 2 Field Exp./M3) ART 270 Drawing II

Year 2

Art Education, BA Courses, Year 2




Number Course Name Number Course Name
EDUC 230 Student Development & Instructional Design (40 hr. Stage 1 & 2 Field Exp.) ART 113 Art History Survey: Caves to Cathedrals
ART 180 Painting I EDUC 244 Including Students with Disabilities
ART 114 Art History Survey: Renaissance to Abstraction ART 280 Painting II
ART 131 Introduction to Graphic Design    

Year 3

Art Education, BA Courses, Year 3




Number Course Name Number Course Name
EDUC 250 Art and Child Development ART 119 Processes and Structures
ART 160 Ceramics I ART 159 Design: Three-Dimensional (3-D Design)
EDUC 366.2 (PK-6) Curriculum & Instruction in Art (75 hr. Stage 3 Field Exp.) EDUC 369.2 (7-12) Curriculum & Instruction in Art (75 hr. Stage 3 Field Exp.)

Year 4

Art Education, BA Courses, Year 4 




Number Course Name    
ART 372 Studio Thesis     
Number Course Name Number Course Name
EDUC 375-7 Student Teaching EDUC 379 Seminar in Art Student Teaching