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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 to choose Art Education
(K-12) at florida southern college

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.

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Meet our Mocs

Jordan Ferrone

I love art, everything that encompasses it, every style, every medium and of course teaching my passion to others. Being able to inspire and bring back a fire of passion from students and letting them explore their creativity is the most exciting aspect of my major.

Teach Art Fundamentals

In EDU 2200 Field Study Level I, you'll participate in instructional activities, classroom planning and management exercises that will help you develop your ability to teach art classes in painting, figure drawing, ceramics and more.

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4+1 Master of Education

Graduate in five years with two degrees. Save time earning our prestigious MEd.

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Clubs and More

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

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Program Details

Available in: 

  • BA
  • BS


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

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).