The Art Education curriculum is comprehensive yet flexible. Students start exploring art education by spending a January term in the art classroom.
Students continue to grow through taking art education courses with studio art and education courses. These courses are paired with both formal and informal practicum experiences. Many students finish their degree in 8 semesters. Many others extend their student teaching to the 9th semester to allow for more courses or study abroad opportunities.
"The art program sees Luther art education majors as artists first. We are expected to be competent in studio art, so that we can pass that along to our students. It's also very helpful that we have so many preprofessional opportunities. Art educators are able to work at ArtHaus in Decorah, the Institute for Social Justice in La Crosse, and have two professional practicums. The way the program is organized allows future art educators to be confident as we enter the field."
-Max Green '17