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Art Education

Develop your creative talents by working with professional artists and master the art of teaching.

As an art education student, you will have the advantage of mentoring relationships with your professors and extensive hands-on learning opportunities in the studio and in local schools.

At Florida Southern, you can enjoy the best of both worlds. This unique program allows you to hone your artistic talents while learning to support students in the development of their own creative abilities. Offered by the Department of Art in conjunction with the School of Education, you can choose to pursue a B.A. or B.S. degree in art education. Your coursework will include an array of studio art and art history courses. Additionally, you'll take foundational courses that will prepare you to earn teaching certification as a K-12 Art Teacher.

Top Reasons

100% Placement

Florida Southern’s Art Education degree, K-12, has a 100% placement rate of graduates. As a graduate, you’ll be certified to teach in Florida schools.

Individualized Attention

Art education's small classes encourage strong, one-on-one relationships between art education and students and faculty members.

Engaged Learning

FSC focuses on engaged learning, whether it’s collaborating with an art education professor, working with other students on a class project, or gaining hands-on experience in a public school classroom through field-study classes.

Gain Classroom Experience

Our on-campus Preschool Lab and Roberts Academy (2-8 transitional school for students with dyslexia) provide unlimited opportunities to apply integrate educational theory and research into classroom practice.

Meet Our Mocs

Jordan Ferrone
Kelly Sturhahn, MFA

Featured Faculty

Kelly Sturhahn

As a teacher, I enjoy sharing my passion for art. I am committed to facilitating the artistic development of my students, and preparing them to become professional artists. Through hands-on learning, students are motivated to explore and master a variety of materials and techniques, and to participate in the larger, vibrant dialogue surrounding contemporary art.

Clubs And More

The art department sponsors a chapter of Kappa Pi, the international honorary art society.

Program Details




Admission Requirements


All freshman applicants to Florida Southern Colleges full-time degree programs must submit the following information:


Applying to Florida Southern as a transfer student is easy.

If transferring less than 24 credits, we also need your:

  • Official high school transcript
  • SAT and/or ACT scores

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Scholarships Available

Those wishing to pursue Art Education may submit a portfolio in Graphic Design or Studio Art for scholarship consideration

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Minority Teacher Education Scholars

The Minority Teacher Education Scholars (MTES) program is a collaborative performance-based scholarship program for African-American, Hispanic-American, Asian-American, and Native American students administered by the Florida Fund for Minority Teachers, Inc. (FFMT).

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Program Contact

Office of Admissions Office of Admissions

France Admissions Center


Kelly Sturhahn Kelly Sturhahn, MFA

Foundations Program Director

Associate Professor of Art

Christoverson Humanities - 306



Brooke Veal Brooke Veal, MATL

Director of Field Studies and Evening Education Programs

Curry Building - 106