Methodist University art student

Art Education

Degree Type:
Bachelor’s Degree, Teacher Licensure
Mode of Study:
On Campus

Do you enjoy the arts, culture, and expressing yourself though visual mediums? Methodist University’s Art Education program may be for you. Through a rigorous series of foundational, historical, and studio art classes, we will prepare you for a career in Art Education. We will also give you an opportunity to earn professional licensure requirements during your education at MU.

Common Career Paths

Some of the top jobs for those with an Art Education bachelor degrees include art teacher, art historian, art professor, art auctioneer, art dealer, museum curator, poet, museum exhibit designer, and more.

Common Salary Ranges for Graduates

As mentioned above, there’s a long list of career opportunities for those with Art Education degrees. But, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the average annual salary for the following positions (which may require additional education) in North Carolina in 2021:

  • Archivist, curator, and museum technician: $58,830
  • Museum technician and conservator: $52,030
  • Exhibit designer: $62,960
  • Art, drama, and music teacher: $86,240

Average Tuition Cost

Tuition varies, depending on the type of graduate program in which a student is enrolled. On average, MU students receive more than $31,000 in aid to pay for tuition.

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Methodist University offers more than $24 million annually to students in scholarships. Ninety-seven percent of students receive some form of financial aid. If a student or a family member is in the military or a veteran, they may qualify for MU’s military education benefits.

Interested in Methodist University’s Art Education program?

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Frequently Asked Question

Do you enjoy the arts, culture, and expressing yourself though visual mediums? Methodist University’s Art Education program may be for you. Through a rigorous series of foundational, historical, and studio art classes, we will prepare you for a career in Art Education. We will also give you an opportunity to earn professional licensure requirements during your education at MU.

Major Requirements

The major in Art with Teacher Licensure (P-12) consists of 52 credits and is distributed as follows:

Foreign Language Requirement

One language through the 1020-level or demonstration of competence.

Required Core Courses

  • ART 1010 Foundations I Design 3 credits
  • ART 1020 Foundations II Design 3 credits
  • ART 2030 Foundations IV Drawing I 3 credits
  • ART 2050 Foundations I Painting 3 credits

Studio Art Core

Select 3 semester hours from the following:

  • ART 2070 Figurative Sculpture I 3 credits
  • AGD 2030 Foundations III 3-D Design 3 credits
  • ART 2150 Sculpture Fabrication 3 credits
  • ART 3000 Intermediate Drawing II 3 credits
  • ART 3010 Photographic Media I 3 credits
  • ART 3090 or Relief Printmaking 3 credits
  • ART 3100 Printmaking (Etching) 3 credits
  • ARH 2530 Survey of Art History 3 credits

Art History

Any one course from the following six:

  • ARH 3530 Renaissance & Baroque 3 credits
  • ARH 3540 Nineteenth & Twentieth Century 3 credits
  • ARH 4850 Special Topics in Art History 3 credits
  • ART 3620 Theory and Practice in Art Education 3 credits
  • ART 4010 Business and Marketing in Art (Capstone) 2 credits
  • ART 4020 B.A. Senior Exhibit (Capstone) 2 credits

Plus, 9 credits (minimum) of studio courses in one concentration required

Plus 6-8 semester hours of LAN

Professional Licensure Requirements

Passing scores on any test required by the Teacher Education Program or by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI).

  • EDU 1420 Field Experience I 1 credit
  • EDU 2000 Human Growth & Development 3 credits
  • EDU 2400 Instructional Technology 3 credits
  • EDU 2420 Field Experience II 1 credit
  • EDU 2510 Foundations of Education 3 credits
  • EDU 3300* Educational Psychology 3 credits
  • EDU 3420* Field Experience III 1 credit
  • EDU 4070** Professional Orientation 2 credits
  • EDU 4180* Methods for Art 3 credits
  • EDU 4190* Seminar In Positive Behavior Development 3 credits
  • EDU 4200* Reading & Writing in The Content Areas (6-8,9- 12, K-12) 3 credits
  • EDU 4210* Student Teaching 10 credits
  • SPE 2550 Educating Diverse Populations 3 credits

NC State Board of Education Complaint Process

The North Carolina State Board of Education (SBE) has jurisdiction to investigate allegations of noncompliance regarding specific laws and rules. Complaints may address Educator Preparation Program requirements set forth in Article 15(D) of Chapter 115C. The SBE does not have jurisdiction over complaints related to contractual arrangements with an EPP, commercial issues, obtaining a higher grade or credit for training, or seeking reinstatement to an EPP. All complaints filed with the SBE must be in writing. A person or entity may file a written complaint with SBE by filling out a complaint form and submitting online and/or mailing or faxing a hard copy to the address on the form.