The Art Education Program at Mansfield University is a diverse learning experience which is based on growth in studio competency and art teaching theory and practice.Our program supports foundational knowledge of art education and gives hands on experience in the community. Good examples are the long-running Saturday Morning Art Program, Young Artist Experience, Art Camp, Alaska Project, and research involving the Sandra Lincke Day Care and ElderWood Nursing Home Facility.
Upon reaching 30 credit hours, students must submit a portfolio of their artwork, write a statement of intent, and have an interview conducted by the Art Education Advisory Council for continuation in the Art Education program. Majors are required to meet a 3.0 grade average, take the PAPA & Praxis II exams, and obtain their professional clearances. As 4-year program, it consists of 129 credits leading to certification in K-12 Art Education in PA.
By actively participating in the on campus student chapter of the National Art Education Association (NAEA) both the national and state levels though Pennsylvania Art Education Association (PAEA), our students experience travel and network with art educators all over the world.
Mansfield University's Art
Education program has given me the tools I need to become a great educator. I
have taken some great courses and made some great friends. I have been given
many opportunities to teach and my coursework has helped me develop lesson and
units plans that I love and that I know my future students will love.