About the Program
Welcome to the University of Florida Art Education Department in the School of Art + Art History. We offer several accredited program options for students who are interested in pursuing a career in teaching art or who are looking to pursue advanced studies in the field of Art Education.
Online Master of Arts in Art Education
The online Master of Arts in Art Education offers instruction and learning opportunities with the convenience and flexibility of online delivery, so students can continue to work while going to school. We invite you to learn more about the Online Master’s in Art Education.
The undergraduate Art Education program at UF is designed for students who plan to teach art in public schools. Students completing this Bachelor of Arts program, which includes coursework in studio art, art history, professional education, and general education, are eligible for certification as K-12 Art Teachers in Florida and all other NCATE states.
Graduate students in the Art Education program can complete either the campus-based or online Master of Arts in Art Education. In the residential program, students have the option to complete the Educator Preparation Institute track. The EPI track allows students to earn a Master’s degree and K-12 Florida Art Teacher Certification through a state-approved Educator Preparation Institute.
This certificate provides the skills and competencies required for effectively teaching art in Florida’s PreK-12 public schools, as identified by the State of Florida’s Six Florida Educator Accomplished Practices (or FEAPS). The School of Art and Art History in cooperation with the College of Education oversees this program.
Students must demonstrate a basic level of competency in a studio area or design, as verified by an acceptable portfolio. It is strongly recommended that students have coursework in one or more of the following areas: ceramics, drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, art and technology, graphic design, or art history. This certificate is best suited for students enrolled in a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program in the visual arts, design, or art history.
Interested students must meet with the School of Art and Art History undergraduate advisor for more information, course planning, and to obtain provisional approval prior to enrolling in certificate coursework.