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Bachelor's Degree in Art Education (Teacher Certification)

If love children of all ages and have a passion for art, UC’s degree program in Art Education combines both – the perfect education combination for your future and career goals. Get a solid art education built on a quality liberal arts foundation. From the traditional to the innovative, you’ll challenge yourself with media and technique as you work with faculty members who are accomplished artists in their own right.

Experiment with different techniques through curriculum that includes a broad range of media as well as art history. Expand your horizons in the University’s collection and through organized trips to art museums in nearby cities like Louisville, Cincinnati, and Knoxville. Discover what it means to be a working artist by presenting your best pieces for exhibition. (In the past, work by faculty and students has been featured in solo and group exhibitions and has been reviewed in a variety of newspapers, magazines, and catalogues.)

What can I do with an Art Education degree?

When you complete your art education program with P-12 certification, you’ll be well-prepared to begin your teaching career. Some art teacher degree graduates dedicate their careers to producing, exhibiting, and selling their work, often furthering their formal instruction by pursuing graduate degrees. Potential careers include:

  • Art Teacher
  • Graphic Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Advertising Professional
  • Art Therapist


Costs for programs of study at University of the Cumberlands are competitive and affordable. Click here to view tuition rates and fees. 

Achieve your dreams with a degree in art education from University of the Cumberlands! Contact us today to talk about our test-optional college admissions process, scholarship opportunities and more!


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A University of the Cumberlands degree prepares you for the rigors of the professional world.  Click the button to learn more about the exciting career opportunities you can pursue with this program.

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 The School of Education at University of the Cumberlands complies with all CAEP standards across programs at the initial and advanced levels.
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