48 months
25518 USD/year
25518 USD/year
8284 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Art Education program of Ball State University provides dynamic and comprehensive training and licensure in the teaching of art at all levels. Our success rate with job placement is close to 100 percent every year.


The Art Education program of Ball State University prepares students for the challenges of today’s art classroom. Students earn an Indiana K-12 teaching license in art while learning the discipline-based method of art education.

As part of this method, you’ll develop your content fluency within an academically rigorous course of study that emphasizes the art disciplines of studio, criticism, art history, and aesthetics. Simultaneously, you’ll hone your teaching skills through courses dedicated to art-specific and general instructional methods, which are applied in classrooms in the local elementary, middle, and high schools.

Art education majors enjoy new classrooms, small class sizes, and their own resource library and computer lab. Students gain teaching experience at our Saturday Children's Art Classes.

What You Will Learn as an Art Education Major

You’ll work directly with public school students as part of your fieldwork and gain real-world experience, which increases your marketability post-graduation. As a unique part of the program, you’ll teach Saturday Children’s Art Classes, for which you’ll plan, budget, and teach your own curriculum to community children.

Art education students earn a K-12 teaching certificate (license) in visual arts for the state of Indiana, allowing you to work at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Many states – including Illinois, Ohio, and Kentucky – honor this certification.

What Can You Do with Art Education Degree?

Art education training prepares you for:

  • graduate school programs
  • careers in teaching at all levels
  • art therapy
  • arts administration
  • museum work
  • gallery ownership or curation
  • work in art libraries

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 2D Foundations Studio
  • 3D Foundations Studio
  • 4D Foundations Studio
  • Art Education
  • Art Education: Curriculum and Instruction
  • Art Education: Elementary Teaching Practicum
  • Art Education: Secondary Methods and Materials
  • Drawing Studio
  • Art History: Global Traditions
  • Art History: The Modern and Contemporary World
  • Art Criticism and Meaning
  • Art Orientation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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National deadline

  • At least two weeks before the start of classes for a given term in order to consider you for admission.


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission to Ball State is competitive. We review each individual application to consider your academic performance, level of course work, and English proficiency test scores
    • Admission criteria include the strength of your high school curriculum and your performance, curricular patterns, and if your grade trends in academic courses were positive and consistent
    • SAT/ACT scores are not required for admission but scores may be used to meet our English proficiency requirement
    • You must pay a nonrefundable application fee of U.S. $60
    • You must provide high school transcripts and diplomas from all institutions where you have studied in the past. They must be submitted in English or with an official translation
    • Passport Photocopy
    • Financial Documentation
    • No grade point average guarantees admission to Ball State. We look for applicants that have demonstrated above average grades.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25518 USD/year
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  • National

    25518 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25518 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    8284 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8284 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Muncie

876 - 1417 USD /month
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Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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