Art Education Major

Fine Arts majors can combine their love of art with a love of teaching. Art is an essential and required part of public education. As an Art Education major you can foster creativity in future generations through artistic expression. Since art is a universal form of visual communication, art teachers promote the appreciation of cultural diversity.

Drawing Class

The Art Education concentration prepares students for Pennsylvania State Certification, ranging from pre-school through twelfth grade. Courses such as Methodology and Curriculum Development for Elementary and Secondary School promotes practical teaching methodologies and practices in order to prepare students for field-work experiences. Students take part in a semester-long capstone course that places students within urban, rural and suburban school settings that are supervised by certified educational professionals and mandated by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Additionally, Studio Art and Art History courses are a large portion of an Art Education major's curriculum. In their final year, students produce professional portfolios and participate in the senior group show.


From the Division of Fine and Performing Arts


Maria Anderson '18

Art Education Major

Maria Anderson, Art Education, 2018, has a passion for teaching art. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Arts with a Pennsylvania PK-12 teaching certification in May 2018. Three days after graduation, she obtained a position teaching K-6 Art in Penn Manor School District. As a Fine Arts major, Maria was able to combine her love of art with her interests in science and athletics. She incorporated anatomical imagery in her paintings and conducted interdisciplinary research in Biology. Throughout her four years at Elizabethtown College, she was a member of the Cross Country and Track and Field team. Maria’s distinguished career included many awards, scholarships and medals. She demonstrates the value of a liberal arts education at Elizabethtown College that develops the potential of the whole person.