Montana State University-Northern
College of Education, Arts & Sciences, and Nursing
Art Education Minor
Pursue Your Creative Passion and Inspire Others by Teaching Elementary Art

MSU-Northern's minor in Art Education introduces the methodologies and philosophies behind teaching elementary art and secondary art. With a focus on hands-on learning and practical application of art for elementary teachers, the program encourages students to translate their studio experiences to the classroom.

  • Take courses in studio art, art history, and art education.
  • Integrate creativity with a commitment to teaching in the art for elementary teachers program.
  • Complete required coursework for a K-12 endorsement, which includes teaching elementary art and visual art at the high school level.
Art Minor: Add Versatility to Elementary Education Degree
  • Study a range of artistic media, including ceramics and painting in the K-12 art minor.
  • Incorporate art in the elementary classroom to boost students' performance across the board.
  • Become a more versatile educator with art minor training.
Art Education Minor Faculty: Engaged Educators. Inspired Artists.
  • Learn from professors who specialize in developing art curriculum for children.
  • Study with MSU-N art faculty members who are creative artists outside the classroom, putting into practice the topics they teach.
Art Minor Courses: Active Pursuit of Creativity

Art History and Interpretation – Learn the fundamentals of Western Civilization art history and explore global visual culture.

Hands-on Creative Learning – Get involved in creating art with ceramics, design, and painting classes.

Art in the Classroom – Beyond learning art creation, explore teaching methods and materials so you can engage students in a classroom setting

Career Outlook for Elementary Art Teachers

Adding a minor to your elementary education degree helps you become a well-rounded teaching candidate. Elementary education graduates from MSU-Northern already experience a high placement rate. The Art Education minor opens up more opportunities. You can teach elementary art or add it into your curriculum in a standard classroom setting.

Advisors

Norton Pease
   Office: Pershing Hall 105
   Phone: (406) 265-3596

Joel Soiseth
   Office: Pershing Hall 203
   Phone: (406) 265-3501