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What Can I Do With An Art Teacher Degree?

High School or Middle School Teacher1,2

An Art certification from University of the Cumberlands’ education program will prepare you for a career as a middle school or secondary school teacher in Art.

The need for qualified teachers is expected to hold steady for years to come. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 4 percent growth rate for high school and middle school teachers by 2028. 

Postsecondary Instructor3

If you’re interested in a slightly older student age range, with a median annual salary of $79,540 employment of postsecondary teachers is projected to grow 11 percent over the next decade.

You might also consider a career path outside of education, producing and even exhibiting your work. Many students go on to pursue graduate degrees in fine arts to explore careers in graphic design, advertising or even art therapy.


  • Middle School or Junior High Art Teacher  
  • High School Art Teacher
  • Tutor
  • Art Instructor
  • Art Professor

"$61,660" Median Annual Pay for High School Teachers1

1High School Teachers
2Middle School Teachers
3Postsecondary Teachers