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Art Education

students painting with child

Teaching art in the elementary and secondary schools or community settings requires a broad general knowledge of visual art and culture, creative pedagogy, and diverse educational concepts and methodologies.

student fingerpainting

children with paper masks

Combining studies in studio art, art history, and education this program fosters multicultural awareness, art education advocacy, and school/community collaboration in K-12 arts learning.

students looking at exhibit

student helping kids make wire ants

While developing solid theoretical foundations art education students participate in formal, community based, and service learning teaching environments to cultivate a reflective art teaching practice.

kids art displayed in a hallway

students hanging children's art

In addition to working with local schools the art education program draws purposely on local community arts and cultural organizations and other multicultural resources to influence the creation of innovative and relevant K-12 art curricula by art education students.

students by sculpture in downtown Boise

Boise State’s Secondary Education program offers a series of courses taken alongside your degree program to earn a grades K-12 teaching certificate in the state of Idaho with an endorsement in Art. Learn more about earning a K-12 Teaching Certificate in Art.



Faculty:  Dr. Kathleen Keys, PhD.