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Art Education, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Murfreesboro, TN, United States
Want to use your love of art to teach others? MTSU's quality Art Education program is designed for those seeking to become K-12 public and private school art teachers or those wish to pursue graduate studies. Students engage in a wide range of studio processes, obtain a solid art history foundation, and develop teaching skills. Art Education majors are encouraged to get involved in community art outreach programs and participate in the National Art Education Association student chapter.
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The Art Education program provides preparation for teaching at all grade levels for public, private, and charter schools K-12. The degree also offers other options to teach art in avenues such as private lessons, to organizations, or at places like museums or senior citizens centers. Majors also can work in art or art-related fields, as well as study at the graduate level. Possible job opportunities include

  • Advertising designer
  • After-school art program director/educator
  • Art critic/writer
  • Art director
  • Art teacher in K-12 schools
  • Consultant for art supply store or catalog
  • Director/teacher of art education programs at museums
The B.S. program in Art Education is designed for those who wish to teach. All students pursuing a major in Art Education are required to complete the General Education requirements as specified by the department and as required for certification. Students should consult with their advisors each semester in order to plan their schedule of courses.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    124 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • ART 1030 - Art Appreciation
  • ART 1610 - Two-Dimensional Design
  • ART 1620 - Drawing I
  • ART 1630 - Three-Dimensional Design
  • ART 1640 - Drawing II
  • ART 1910 - Survey of Non-Western Art
  • ART 1920 - Survey of Western Art I
  • ART 1930 - Survey of Western Art II
  • ART 1930 - Survey of Western Art II
  • ART 2105 - Introduction to Latin American Studies
  • ART 2105 - Introduction to Latin American Studies
  • ART 2130 - Printmaking I
  • YOED 2500 - Planning and Assessment
  • YOED 3000 - Classroom Management
  • YOED 3500 - Instructional Design for Critical Thinking
  • YOED 3520 - Knowing and Learning in Science and Mathematics
  • YOED 3550 - Classroom Interactions in Mathematics and Science
  • YOED 4000 - Managing the Classroom for Instruction
  • YOED 4020 - Residency I: Grades K-12

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

General requirements

  • Application form for admission
  • $30 application fee
  • International Certificate of Immunization
  • Financial statement indicating sources of support
  • Certificate of Freedom from Tuberculosis
  • All foreign non-immigrant students applying for admission pursuant to a student visa shall submit within thirty (30) days from the first day of classes a certificate from a licensed physician or other qualified medical authority verifying freedom from tuberculosis. Failure to submit such certification shall result in denial of admission (immediate withdrawal from classes) or continued enrollment. In the event that a student has tuberculosis or has potential tuberculosis requiring medical treatment, continued enrollment will be conditioned upon the determination by a licensed physician that further enrollment is not a risk to others and upon the student's compliance with any prescribed medical treatment program.
  • Submit Varicella (chickenpox) form available here.
For undergraduate admissions, submit the following to the International Admissions Office (Campus Box 120, Peck Hall 216, Murfreesboro, TN 37132, USA):
  • TOEFL - an official iBT score of 61 or above (173 or above cbt or 500 or above paper-based);
  • IELTS - an official score of 5.5 or above;
  • iTEP - an official score of 3.6 or above.
In lieu of the TOEFL or IELTS, you may submit the following:
  • ELS passing of Level 110 in place of the above examinations - applicants may submit an official academic record demonstrating successful completion of ELS Language Center Level 110.
If residing in the US and applicable, please submit the following:
  • a copy of the I-94;
  • a copy of the I-20 ID;
  • copy of passport expiration page;
  • copy of visa page of passport.
  • Minimum grade point average is 3.0/4.0 for freshmen and 2.0/4.0 for transfer students

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1078 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1078 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    300 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 300 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Murfreesboro

  • 1123 - 2090 USD/month
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