Pawley Hall, Room 363
456 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-4182
fax: (248) 370-4245

K-12 Art Education


The Art Education certification program offered through the Department of Art and Art History and the School of Education and Human Services prepares undergraduate and post-baccalaureate art students to become K-12 visual art educators.


Click here for the post-baccalaureate K-12 Art Education program plan


Our vision is to develop the student as artist and educator, which is embedded in the philosophical approach and organization of the curriculum. We have comprehensive art offerings that develop studio skill within aesthetic and conceptual frameworks; and foster critical thinking, visual reasoning, an extensive understanding of art history, and art’s context in contemporary society. Education courses include a comprehensive understanding of a variety of school models, 21st century learners, diverse student populations, constructivist methodology, project-based learning, arts-infused curriculum as well as developmentally appropriate pedagogy across the K-12 continuum. A strength of our program is our extensive field experiences in urban, suburban and rural classrooms in addition to a semester-long student internship.

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Checklist to apply for major standing

After completing this checklist make a major standing appointment in the School of Education and Human Services Advising Office by calling (248-370-4182) or stopping by the office (363 Pawley Hall) 


Faculty Advisers

*Click on the gold headers below for additional information.

Undergraduate Students
Colleen Ludwig

Office Location: 327 Wilson Hall

Phone: (248)370-3777



Post-Baccalaureate Students
Linda Tyson

Office Location: 470H Pawley Hall

Phone: (248)370-3197