The undergraduate and graduate degree programs in art education are offered
jointly with the Cleveland Institute of
Art education majors have the advantage of pursuing their academic studies in a university environment and their studio studies at a professional art school
which educates artists and designers.
Students participate in educational field experiences conducted in many of greater Cleveland’s urban and suburban school systems, its museums and cultural institutions. Graduates of the art education programs have pursued careers as teachers, supervisors and consultants in public and private schools, colleges, art schools and museums; as administrators of galleries and art organizations; and as practicing artists.
A second major and a minor sequence in pre architecture are offered for those students expecting to continue architectural studies at the graduate level (or who wish to pursue an area of interest).
The department offers a variety of introductory and intermediate art studio courses taught by experienced artists/teachers in a fully renovated art building to students interested in developing and nurturing their artistic and creative talents.
The mission of Art Education is to prepare committed, knowledgeable, and creative professional art educators who will develop into leaders, teachers, and talented artists in the field of art education.