The art education major is tailored for students who want to teach art in grades K-8, 5-12 or both. It provides a foundation in a broad range of studio and art history so the student is firmly grounded as an artist educator. Students take education, psychology and other courses to meet state certification requirements, plus a pre-professional and a semester of student teaching. The art faculty works closely with education faculty to prepare students for careers as art teachers.
The Iowa Wesleyan College art program:
promotes understanding, appreciation and interest in the visual arts through a supportive community that encourages experiential learning, personal investigation and insight into the creative process;
provides basic general instruction in visual arts activities including design, visual communications, drawing, painting, printmaking and ceramics, and
exposes students to current application and theory in visual arts, while providing a forum for analysis and synthesis of individual artistic expression.