Develop your talents and earn a PK-12 licensure for teaching art in public schools with hands-on classroom experiences teaching children and youth in community settings and schools.
Combine your passion for art with a degree program that provides professional instruction on teaching art to young students in PK-12. Enjoy professional development opportunities like art workshops and art education conferences. You'll complete a semester of teaching in a public school and take a comprehensive exam in art education.
Ready to Work
Meet the teacher demand. Most students sign job contracts during their final semester of student teaching.
Learn while doing during hands-on experiences teaching in schools or community settings.
Learn from award-winning artists, scholars, and educators with teaching and research expertise across areas.
Form close professional relationships in our vibrant student chapter and during professional development opportunities.
What You’ll Study
Courses include the professional education curriculum and practicums in order take the Praxis exam and receive a teaching license in South Carolina. Learn to develop curriculum reflective of the goals and purposes of art education. You'll also take studio art courses, art education courses, and practice directed teaching in a PK-12 classroom.
Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.
Foster learning by conveying knowledge, skills and concepts to students
Designing educational programs, courses and learning experiences that align with educational standards
Gathering and analyzing information to increase knowledge or solve problems
Learning about and respecting diverse cultures and beliefs
Exchanging information and ideas through speaking, writing or other means of expression
Working with others to achieve a common goal or objective
Using your degree
Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.
Learn how alumni use degrees with outcome data from Gamecock GradStats, a service of the University of South Carolina Career Center.
- K-12 Art Teacher
- Art Museum Educator
- Community Art Educator
Job Titles of Alumni
- Art Teacher
- Drama Teacher
- Theatre Arts Teacher
- Adjunct Instructor
- Arts Education and Organizations Director
- Fine Arts Department Head
Average Alumni Salary
Five to 10 years after graduation without additional education $64,951
- Private Business
Employers of Alumni
- Lexington County School District One
- Greenville County Schools
- University of South Carolina
- South Carolina Arts Commission
- Saluda River Academy for the Arts
- The Atlanta Opera