Art education is a professional, career-oriented program that prepares students for positions as educators and artists in the community. Successful completion of the art education program at Western Michigan University, including a fifth-year of internship in the schools, can lead directly to K-12 teacher certification and the visual arts education endorsement, and/or to graduate studies.
Students must seek advising in the Gwen Frostic School of Art advising office.
Portfolio reviews for admission into the B.F.A. in art education program will be held in the spring semester of the freshman year, and will be applicable for admission in the fall semester of the sophomore year. To learn about admission to the professional education program and how to apply, visit admissions requirements and application.