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Mansfield University... Developing Tomorrow's Leaders Art Education



Art Education


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 CampAlaska 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 clearancesAs 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.

Art Education Program

Four Year Plan

Portfolio Requirements

Student Testimonials

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.  -Samantha McGraw

Student Artwork

Student Artwork