Students in Purdue’s art education program develop a broad understanding of the visual arts and the desire to communicate this understanding to others. The program provides a solid foundation in the liberal arts as well as specialized skills in studio arts, curriculum planning, teaching strategies, and verbal communication. Students may enroll in a comprehensive visual arts curriculum or one with an emphasis in applied design. Course work provides a balance between the theoretical and practical needs of teachers. Throughout the program, under the supervision of faculty members, students receive practicum experiences by observing in the public schools.
Points of Pride
- Art education is one of the majors housed in the new Visual and Performing Arts Building, a state-of-the-art facility built specifically for the visual and performing arts at Purdue.
- Purdue University has an active student chapter of the National Art Education Association.
- Program is approved by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, which permits Purdue graduates to teach in states beyond Indiana.
- Program also is accredited by the Indiana Department of Education.