Join the most established art education program in South Carolina and become certified to teach art in public schools. Grow your talents and gain hands-on classroom experiences teaching K-12 students.
Fulfill your passions for art and teaching with courses in studio art, art history and teacher education. Receive hands-on experience teaching art classes in local elementary and secondary schools and running our Young Artist's Workshop, which brings children from the community in for Friday afternoon art classes.
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.
Network and build skills in our vibrant student professional development group and through conferences, workshops and other activities.
What You’ll Study
Learn to make art using two and three-dimensional materials appropriate for use with different age groups. Write arts instruction units on relevant themes with learning outcomes that match assessment. Gain expertise in curriculum development and lesson planning, plus motivational strategies for teaching. Core courses and electives are flexible to meet your interests.
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
Exchanging information and ideas through speaking, writing or other means of expression
Working with others to achieve a common goal or objective
Thinking imaginatively, generating original ideas and expressing unique perspectives through art and innovation
Learning about and respecting diverse cultures and beliefs
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 Educator
- Art Museum Educator
- Community Art Educator
Job Titles of Alumni
- Art Teacher
- Elementary Art Teacher
- Graphic Designer
- Marketing Coordinator
- Assistant Director
Average Alumni Salary
Five to 10 years after graduation without additional education $53,765
- Arts and Entertainment
- Health Care
Employers of Alumni
- University of South Carolina
- Lexington County School District One
- Walt Disney World
- The Phoenix Theatre Company
- Richland School District Two
- Trustus Theatre