While it’s not required that you have a bachelor’s degree in the specific area you wish to teach, a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is required. Most teachers either major in their field and complement those courses with education classes or vice versa. Teachers in all 50 states must obtain teaching certification to teach. Beyond the minimum requirements, an advanced degree will open doors and challenge you to become an exceptional educator.
A graduate degree in Art Education will help you thrive within varied 21st century learning environments. You will use the knowledge and expertise you already possess as a foundation and a springboard to develop new skills and contemporary teaching practices. The demands on art teachers of today require that you learn a new skill set, including the emerging technology of digital media and the web. A graduate degree will allow you to empower your students to express themselves in new ways, while appreciating the traditional humanity of art making.
Last revised on: June 22, 2010 at 10:20 am