Visual Arts Education Licensure


The Visual Arts Education Licensure program is for students wishing to become licensed to teach in PK-12 education environments. The licensure option is completed in accordance with the Educator Preparation Program requirements in the School of Education and State of Ohio. For more information on licensure, visit

For more information regarding the licensure in the Visual Arts Education Program, contact the Director of Art Education Licensure, Dr. Kristopher Holland.


Licensure Required Coursework Advising Sheet


Art Education Requirements

ARTE 6010 Visual Arts Education I

Critical and historical inquiry into art; relationship to creating and to philosophical inquiry; multi-cultural approaches; contextual criticism; inquiry skills; questioning techniques; historiography; resources; discussions; motivation; integration of other subjects.

ARTE 6011 Saturday Field Experience

First-hand experience teaching in the Saturday Art Program practicing art as inquiry.

ARTE 6012 Foundation is Visual Arts Education

Art as Inquiry in the Sciences and Humanities with an emphasis on the Philosophical, Sociological, Psychological and Nuero-Scientific approaches to art and its education.

ARTE6020 Visual Arts Education II

This course focuses on the nature of philosophical inquiry and cross-cultural aesthetics. Students reflect on their own aesthetic beliefs and values and explore methods for introducing aesthetics in educational settings.

ARTE 6021 Field Experience
First-hand experience teaching children and adolescents in CPS Schools.

ARTE 6022 Teaching Art in an Age of Technology
Explores the philosophy of technology in general with a concern for applications to art education. Students learn about the role technology has always placed in art and its education.

ARTE 6031 Student Teaching Seminar 
Weekly seminar supports student teaching through sharing of experiences related to art curriculum and instruction, classroom management and student discipline, intra and interpersonal issues with school personal. Visiting speakers and guidance in writing resumes, interviewing for jobs, and preparing paperwork for licensure.

ARTE 6030 Student Teaching 
Observation, participation, teaching (internship) under supervision of a cooperating classroom teacher (mentor) and university supervisor. Minimum of 18 clock hours actual teaching required for each hour of credit given.

SPED 6001 Individuals with Exceptionalities
An introduction to the concepts and issues related to the schooling, learning, and instruction of individuals who experience significant disabilities.

LSLS 3021 Teaching Reading Using Children's Literature

Explores the role of children’s literature in teaching. Fulfills state requirement for literacy course.

EDST 7034 Human Development Lifespan

Explores human development for PK-12 learners. 

School of Art Certificates

Critical Visions Certificate

Museum Studies