Undergrad Male painting in The Stream.

Undergraduate Art and Design Teaching

Edgewood College's Art and Design Teaching major will offer you the opportunity to be informed, engaged, and inspired to be a future art educator. The title of the degree, Art and Design Teaching Major, demonstrates the new emphasis on design education for art educators. We believe that art educators are responsible for teaching about all visual communication in its many forms (art, design, culture, and communication.) 

At Edgewood College you will become a visual educator in the school, the community, and across disciplines. Art and Design Teaching Majors student teach for nine weeks in an elementary or middle school placement and nine weeks in a secondary placement. The Art and Design Teaching Major is part of a program leading to a Wisconsin initial educator license to teach at the early childhood through adolescence level (Birth-Age 21). In the state of Wisconsin, the certification received upon graduation is for pre-kindergarten through grade 12.

Edgewood College provides fully equipped, state-of-the-art studios/classrooms in state-of-the art LEED-certified art facilities. Art studios are handicapped accessible. We offer small classes in which faculty provide individual attention to students, and students work closely with their peers. 

You will immerse yourself in creative art-making and acquire skills in the art of teaching. You will take classes in drawing, painting, design, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, photography, video, computer imaging, art history, art methods, student teaching, and education. As part of your senior seminar experience, Art and Design Teaching Majors study professional practices in the field of art, and prepare an exhibition of their own art work. 

The Edgewood College Art Department faculty continue to develop new courses in art and design in response to the interests of our students and to prepare the art educators of the future.

Complete the Application for Admission
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January- February
Apply for scholarships
Attend Admitted Student Day
Attend Eagle Enrollment Day: Academic Orientation
Join your new friends for move-in and Freshman Orientation

Why Edgewood College

We offer a comprehensive visual art curriculum in fully equipped, state-of-the-art studios/classrooms. The Stream, our LEED-certified art building, is among the best visual arts facilities at small liberal arts colleges in the upper Midwest.  The Art Department offers small classes in which faculty provide individual attention to students, and students work closely with their peers. Students and faculty have the space, tools, equipment and technology to engage and collaborate in a range of art media. From foundations to upper-level studio courses, students work closely with the faculty to develop their skills and learn to approach their creative process as unique individuals. Studio art faculty are practicing artists who are recognized in their fields, and students benefit greatly from the tremendous range of perspective and expertise that faculty bring to their teaching.

Additional Info

Madison is an arts-rich city filled with galleries, museums, and a thriving creative scene. A wide variety of arts organizations and other non-profit groups offer students a range of internship and exhibition opportunities.