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.
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