Visual Arts Education

Arts Education

B.S.Ed. in Visual Arts Education

An arts education transforms students into critical observers of the world. When students begin to craft images, it helps them discover parts of themselves that have previously gone unexpressed. Our art education major prepares you to work with these students as they explore the world of art.

Classes will help you develop instructional techniques in a variety of artistic media, from painting to computer art. You’ll also receive a strong grounding in education theory, instructional methodologies, and content area coursework.

  • Admissions Requirements
    Direct Admit Scholars

    To be considered for direct admission into the School of Education, students must first be admitted to IU with an intended major within the School of Education. Students who meet the following qualifications are invited to apply to join the Direct Admit Scholars program:

    • A minimum SAT score of 1170 New SAT (or 1100 Old SAT) or a minimum ACT score of 24
    • A minimum GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale
    Certification from University Division

    Students should meet with a University Division advisor, who can provide guidance in meeting certification requirements. These requirements include:

    • An overall IU grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher
    • 30 credit hours of college level coursework completed
    • Completion of EDUC-G203: Communication for Youth Serving Professionals, with a grade of C or better. (Under certain circumstances, students may substitute another college level public speaking or interpersonal communication class.)

    Learn more about how to apply

  • Financial Aid

    We offer a range of scholarships for qualified students. Current students can be considered for most School of Education scholarships by completing one application each year.

    We also encourage students to visit Student Central for information about financial assistance.

    If you are a prospective student who applies to our Direct Admit Scholars program, you’ll be considered for scholarship opportunities as an entering freshman.

  • Student Teaching

    The program culminates in a semester-long student teaching experience in a K-6 classroom. There, you'll prepare lessons and assess student performance under the guidance of a mentor teacher.

    You can also take on additional field engagements as early as your sophomore year (depending on your admissions status) through our early field experiences program.

  • Licensing

    When you graduate, you'll be able to apply for an Indiana All School Settings license.

    Learn more about applying for your initial license.

You will have the opportunity to get real-world experience teaching at Saturday Art School, a community arts education program for students in kindergarten through Grade 6.