Our Art Education program provides innovative training for students seeking careers as arts educators in a variety of venues, from elementary and secondary schools to museums and community-based programs. The Bachelor of Education (Secondary) offers school based learning and draws on the latest research into effective teaching, ensuring graduates are well equipped to teach. The level 7 papers in this strand, EDUC711 and EDUC712 assume a more ‘big picture’ of view of education.
Visual Education prepares students to teach visual art in kindergarten through grade twelve. In your final semester, you complete a real-life work project through our Co-operative Education paper. Below are some talking points about both the importance of arts education, as well as the decline of arts education in our country.
Education is available for both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Arts. Many AIE alumni work in museums as curators and education specialists, while others work for private arts foundations and grantmaking organizations. We are proud to have strong, collaborative relationships with the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI, our state department of education) and ArtsEd Washington , a statewide arts education alliance.
Areas of specific concern, need or interest are addressed and each agenda includes an opportunity for Council members to share information about arts resources. The non-education degree undertaken provides the content knowledge for two teaching areas, while the education degree provides the skills and knowledge for the teaching of the content.
Grants are normally awarded to registered charities or organisations in the process of applying for registration. The Arts Education Advisory Council is chaired by a member of the Council who works with Nassau BOCES to design and conduct the Council and subcommittee meetings.