School of Art + Art History

Art Education

Share your love, knowledge and practice of art by passing it on to others. That’s what a career devoted to education and the arts enables you to do. For you, it may be the ideal path. The best of both worlds.

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.

Application Deadlines
November 01, 2019
Application deadline for Fall 2020
Transfer Students
March 01, 2019
Application deadline for
Summer B or Fall 2019
Beginning January 10, 2019
Graduate application deadlines are program specific. Please review the admissions information for your intended program for clarification.

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