Art Education

100% of 2016 Art Education Graduates are employed with institutions in their field of study or in graduate school. Do you envision a life where you can use your art to positively affect the lives of others?  Do you see yourself teaching in a museum, school, or community organization?  The art education department will have you explore art through hands on experience.  Our experienced faculty foster a contagious curiosity that encourages the desire to reach all students.  At the same time, you will develop the skills to fearlessly do the work that needs to be done to enrich the lives of your future students. Read more about the major...
4 + 1 ART EDUCATION PROGRAM! Obtain your BFA + MA in Art Education with an Emphasis in Special Populations and get a $10,000 fellowship towards your Master's degree. 

News & Highlights

  • 100% of 2016 Art Education Graduates are employed with institutions in their field of study or in graduate school! For more details visit the Locks Career Center page
  • The Art Education "Special Populations" class and the Art of Exceptionality exhibit is the focus of a recent article in the Philadelphia Daily News
  • 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.
  • 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.
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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,...
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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...