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Art Education, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months


Our art education program prepares students to teach art to children in kindergarten through twelfth grade and in a variety of community settings, such as museums and afterschool programs. Unlike students in most other universities offering art education degrees, UW Oshkosh art education majors receive a Bachelors of Fine Art (BFA) rather than a BA or BS degree. The BFA provides students extended opportunities to both deepen and broaden their studio knowledge and skills as well as their understanding of art history and developments in contemporary art practice.

In addition to studio and art history courses, art education majors complete three methods classes in which they explore the historical and theoretical foundations of art education, identify and apply a wide range of age-appropriate teaching methods, examine current issues in art education, and gain hands-on, real-world teaching experience in school (k-12 public and private schools) and community settings (such as the Paine Art Center, Boys and Girls Club of Oshkosh, Evergreen Retirement Community, and the UW Oshkosh High School Art Day). The capstone of the art education program is an 18-week student teaching experience, which includes nine weeks in an elementary school and nine weeks in a secondary placement.

The art education program actively encourages students to be engaged in professional organizations, such as the Wisconsin Art Education Association and the National Art Education Association, and to take leadership roles in our two, art education organizations -- Students Organized for Art (SOFA) and Art Education Student Chapter.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Offered

  • Foundations of Art Education
  • Art Education, Elementary
  • Art Education, Secondary
  • Clinical in Teaching


Art Education Courses for Elementary Education Majors Only:

  • Art Concepts and Creations for the Elementary Educator
  • Teaching of Art

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

Academic Factors

  • Rigor of college preparatory high school curriculum
  • High school class rank (when available)
  • ACT or SAT scores
  • Cumulative grade-point average (GPA)

Key Nonacademic Factors

  • Extracurricular involvement: leadership experience, volunteerism and community service
  • Diversity of personal background, work experience and life circumstances
  • Student’s personal statement and responses to questions on the application
  • Letters of recommendation are optional but may be helpful for those students who may need further support

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15116 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7558 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    7544 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3772 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Oshkosh

  • 1144 - 1900 USD/month
    Living Costs

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