Bachelor's Degree in Studio Art Education

Department of Art and Design

Degree: Bachelor of Science
Major: Studio Art
Concentration: Education
Hours: 123

Bachelor of Science - Art Education

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Degree Description

The Lamar University Bachelor of Science in Studio Art - Education degree track, offered by the Studio Art Department in collaboration with the College of Education and Human Development, offers you hands-on experience and certification as a K-12 Texas Art Educator.

If you are a talented artist and great with kids and enjoy inspiring others to meet their creativity, then you might enjoy a career as an art teacher. Watch the faculty interview to learn more about the program.

Why Study Studio Art at Lamar?

Lamar University is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Art and DesignWith our Bachelor of Science in Studio Art - Education degree program, you’ll engage in creative involvement with local schools as well as state and national organizations. The Lamar University student chapter of the National Art Education Association is very active, traveling to meetings and exhibitions as well as sponsoring on campus workshops with nationally known artists.

Courses You May Take

Drawing I: This is a beginning course investigating a variety of drawing media, techniques and subjects, exploring perceptual and descriptive possibilities.

Art History: In this course, you'll learn about painting, sculpture, architecture and the minor arts from prehistoric times to the 14th Century.

Human Development and Learning: This course focuses on human development and appropriate learning and teaching theories. Developmental theories and issues as well as psychological principles involved in education, with emphasis on learning theories and practical application of psychological principles to learning and teaching. This is a field-based class with 30 clock hours allotted to spend in a public school.

Career Paths

A Bachelor of Science degree with an art teacher certification will lead you to a career as an all-levels art educator, and it could lead to administrative positions in leadership or curriculum design. You may discover your voice as an advocate for arts in schools or further your education in graduate and post-graduate study.

Primary Careers

Art teacher

Career Areas

  • Art education
  • Graduate school

Median Salary


Types of Employers

  • Public schools
  • Private schools
  • Colleges and universities

Meet the Faculty

image alt text hereDr. Donna Meeks
Department Chair, Professor
image alt text hereDr. Stephanie Chadwick
Assistant Professor
image alt text hereDr. Julia Fischer
Assistant Professor