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.  

You will become a visual educator in the school, the community, and across disciplines. You will 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. 

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. 


Program Highlights

  • A comprehensive visual art curriculum in fully equipped, state-of-the-art studios/classrooms.  
  • Classes are held in The Stream, our LEED-certified art building. It is among the best visual arts facilities at small liberal arts colleges in the upper Midwest.   

  • 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.  

  •  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. 

  • The city of 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. 

Career Outcomes

Your degree in Art and Design Teaching will prepare you to be an art educator. You will become certified to teach classes to grades pre-kindergarten through 12. This major will prepare you for work in a variety of public and private day care, preschool, elementary, and high school programs across the state of Wisconsin.

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