The mission of the art teaching major is to:

  • educate teacher candidates with innovative models for teaching art education that bridge theoretical knowledge, creative expression and pedagogical practices
  • prepare critical teachers of art education who value cultural difference, civic participation and the role of the arts in school and community settings;
  • prepare teacher candidates for certification in the state of Utah;
  • give students a strong understanding of the role the arts play in education and society
  • develop a student’s proficiency in art production, aesthetics, art criticism and art history

The curriculum is designed to give students the opportunity to explore the purposes, practices and possibilities for art education. Faculty fosters a climate of critical inquiry, experiential education, teaching opportunities, and experimentation with multiple forms of instruction.