Art Education Overview

A Luther student works with an elementary student in an art education classroom.

“Preparing Competent, Compassionate and Inquisitive Teachers for Global Responsibility”

Luther College has a NCATE accredited elementary education major and secondary minor. Our art education students graduate with a major in art and a minor in education ready to receive a K-12 Art teaching license. Through classroom instruction and practicum placements, our students prepare for a career in education.

The Luther art education program begins in the student’s first year with a practicum experience in area schools. This allows students to confirm interest in teaching as a career. All education majors and minors have practicums in a variety of school communities. Students are encouraged to complete their required second practicum in a diverse setting.

The culminating experience of the program is a full professional semester of student teaching. Our students work with K-12 teachers in a school to enhance their professional development. During this experience, our students create a professional teaching portfolio.

Our education graduates are employed by schools throughout the Midwest, the U.S., and internationally. They have a reputation of commitment to teaching and learning. They are known for thinking of the needs of individual students and are active members of their schools and communities.