At Northwestern, you can develop your unique gifts and strengths as a teacher and servant leader. Here you will learn from seasoned teachers who share your faith and enjoy helping others learn. Our caring faculty will help you learn to engage God’s children through artistic platforms and become role models for their future success. You can grow your professional portfolio and showcase your art in exhibits throughout the year hosted by Northwestern.
The School of Education offers you the opportunity to travel to Haiti for one week to learn how education is different outside the U.S. This will equip you to teach in diverse communities. You can also study abroad in China over spring break or participate in a Civil Rights Pilgrimage spring break trip with other education majors. You can gain even more experience by participating in our international student teaching program.
Northwestern’s beautiful campus is only 15 minutes away from major art and design centers, which allows for regular field trips to places like the Walker Art Center, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, and the Swedish Institute to view others’ work and be inspired. With campus so close to downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul, students can take advantage of opportunities in Minnesota’s thriving education system.
Northwestern’s School of Education provides you with four levels of classroom practicum experience. The first allows you to find your personal "fit" within the teaching profession. The second level focuses on developing theory and skills related to diversity. The third level engages you to apply methodologies within your chosen field by creating, teaching, and evaluating lessons in a school classroom. The final level is full time student teaching in a chosen licensure field.
The School of Education provides teacher education programs approved by the MN Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board and as a result meet the state standards adopted for licensure programs as defined in state rule 8710.2000 through 8710.8080. All licensure programs are aligned with INTASC (Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium) standards and the Minnesota Standards of Effective Practice.
The School of Education has hosted Christian Educators Association International (CEAI) events, and is a member of CEAI.
The School of Education attends the Compass Educator Breakfast each fall (through Grace Church in Eden Prairie, MN).
If you have a passion for art, enjoy working with children, are eager to serve, and are interested in a career in education, this might be the right degree for you.
You will learn to analyze, problem solve, and be able to teach visual arts to children in grades K-12.
Some classes include:
There are a variety of career and academic pathways that begin with a degree in visual arts education.
Professors at Northwestern are focused on their students first. Our faculty include experts in their respective fields who want to help you grow in your faith while you earn your degree.
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