• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Do you have a flair for the creative and the desire to teach others to unleash their inner artists? No job is more challenging, rewarding, or important than teaching small children. As an art educator, you'll help shape the character and future of every child in your classroom. Join the Art Education program from Northern Arizona University to follow your dreams.
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Overview

This Art Education program from Northern Arizona University prepares you to teach art education in K-12 programs. You'll learn the theory and practice of art criticism, history, aesthetics, and studio. You'll also graduate with a degree in education, with skills in elementary and secondary student development and learning, classroom management, and an expertise in teaching children about creating art.

Career opportunities that might be pursued:

  • Multicultural education
  • Early childhood education
  • Special education
  • Art education

With further education, one of these paths is possible:

  • Counselor
  • School psychologist
  • Art therapist
  • Superintendent

Accreditation

This program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

  • Content Pedagogy: Graduates will become attentive facilitators of meaningful art learning experiences through the application of the central concepts of art teaching, tools of art inquiry, structures and functions of the discipline of art. 
  • Student Development: Graduates will become conscientious supporters of children’s intellectual, social, ethical, and personal growth and potential through rigorous art-learning opportunities that are age and ability appropriate.
  • Diverse Learners: Graduates will become effective curriculum designers who know how to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate the interconnectedness and interdependence of the human experience on a global scale.
  • Multiple Instructional Strategies: Graduates will become responsive art educators who select and use varied approaches to art teaching to engage students through challenging problem solving activities that contribute to development of critical thinking skills.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    70

    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:

    6

    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:

    56

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Complete an online application
  • Submit your passport copy
  • Upload to your application a copy of your official transcripts for ALL secondary (high school) and post-secondary/university education, as well as any vocational or ESL grade reports. All transcripts/mark sheets must be submitted in English. In addition, we require a minimum of a 2.5 grade point average (GPA) for first-year and transfer students.
  • Submit your English test scores
  • Provide proof of financial support

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25270 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25270 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    25270 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25270 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    10650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10650 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Flagstaff

  • 1010 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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