School of Education

Art Education

Education Bachelor's Degree Programs

Art Education students will become knowledgeable about the aesthetic experience through a variety of hands-on practices. A degree in art education qualifies you to apply for a state license to teach art in grades K-12.

Art Education

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Why should I earn an art education degree at BVU?

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Support

BVU strives to help every student be successful with free tutoring and career services, as well as mentoring and wellness programs, to help build your future. 

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Versatility

Preparation in the areas of ceramics, painting, sculpture, graphic design, printmaking, theory, art history, exhibition, and portfolio gives our students a well-rounded art education. 

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Art Education Opportunities

A degree in art education can lead to a career educating students K-12 in a formal school setting, designing recreational curriculum, curating programs for museums, or creating community art programs.

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Art at BVU

BVU’s dedicated studios are large, contemporary, and versatile. Students have easy and ample access to high-end tools and equipment to further their exploration in:

  • Metal Shop
  • Ceramics
  • Woodshop
  • Printmaking
  • Gallery Spaces
  • Mac Lab

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Art Education Courses

  • Major in Art Education K-8
  • Major in Art Education 5-12
  • Major in Art Education K-12

Financial Aid & Scholarships

We’ll help you figure out your options for financial assistance and possible scholarships.

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Faculty

Our instructors are committed to helping you build the future of Iowa and beyond.

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Transfer Your Credits

Do you have previously earned credits or an associate degree? BVU accepts most—if not all—of your credits so you don’t have to retake courses.

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Faculty

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Mr. David Boelter
Professor of Art
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Taylor Carlson
Taylor Carlson
Assistant Professor of Animation & Graphic Design
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Brittany Garling
Dr. Brittany Garling
Dean, School of Education
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Pennie Klepper
Pennie Klepper
Instructor of Education- STEM
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Mary Mello-Nee
Ms. Mary Mello-Nee
Professor of Art
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Dr. Michelle Metzger
Assistant Professor of Education-STEM & Mathematics
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Jill Siefken
Instructor of Education- Literacy/Early Childhood
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Dr. Daniel Strohmyer
Associate Professor of Education
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Dr. Karin Strohmyer
Associate Professor of Education, Special Education
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Jacalyn Swink
Instructor of Education- Literacy/Early Childhood
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Jill Tussey
Dr. Jill Tussey
Assistant Professor of Education- Literacy/Early Childhood
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Tessa Yackle
Tessa Yackle
Instructor of Education- Literacy/Early Childhood
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