Art Education

The mission of the art education department is to prepare students to be professional artist-teachers according to Pennsylvania Department of Education standards. Students are prepared through studio art course work and hands-on practical experience. As student teachers, they learn to share their knowledge and appreciation of art with all students including those with special needs. Successful completion of the program opens opportunities to teach in museums and community institutions, as well as in primary, middle and secondary schools. Read more about the major...
 
 

News & Highlights

  • 100% of 2014 Art Education graduates are employed, 100%with organizations in their field of study.   For more details visit the Locks Career Center page
  • ​Students in Amanda Newman-Godfrey's class, Engaging Students in Community Art, worked with senior citizens at the South Philadelphia Older Adult Center on "photographic memory books." Read a story about the project in the Philadelphia Daily News.
  • Congratulations to Amanda Newman-Godfrey, assistant professor of Art Education, for being published in an article for The Teachers College magazine, TC Today, and for receiving a Doctoral Disseration Award from Teachers College for promising research that will contribute to her field of study.
  • Ann Marie Miller '75 was honored with a National Arts Award: http://blog.grdodge.org/2015/05/18/artprides-ann-marie-miller-honored-with-national-arts-award/
  • Student teaching represents both an end and a beginning in the journey of art educators. Our eight student teachers began their journeys in class by learning about theory and pedagogy, planning and practice, feathering their nests with knowledge for times when they would need it most. One critical time occurs when they are gently nudged from the college nest, and the process of forming praxis begins as our student teachers venture out into their host schools to discover first-hand the mysteries and joys of teaching art to young people. The Art of Student Teaching 2015 exhibition portrays that brave journey from the nest. It showcases the talents and imagination of the students and the guidance and mentorship of cooperating teachers from host schools.
  • Loretta Lee Edge '64 recieved an award in the Tennesee Watercolor Society Show in May of 2014. Her winning piece was a watercolor painting of "Putto: Fontana di Nettuno, Roma."

 

Rinda Edelman
Even though she was in the U.S. Air Force for six years, Rinda Edelman always knew she wanted to be an artist. Originally from Colorado, Edelman’s mother was in the U.S. Army. When she retired, they moved to Hawaii...
Lauren Overstreet
I have been awarded my BFA in Art Education and my MA in Art Education with an Emphasis on Special Populations from Moore College of Art & Design. During my time at Moore I have learned to think critically, reflect and...
Gladys Pasapera
I'm currently employed with the New York City Department of Education. I'm the visual art teacher at Claremont International High School in the South Bronx. My population of students consists of 9th and 10th grade...