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For more information call 419-372-7021

Students who intend to become visual arts teachers in PreK-12th grade education settings and/or Community Arts Education establishments enroll in the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Art Education. They acquire strong knowledge and skills through both Studio Arts and Art Education curricula employing a wide range of 2D and 3D as well as digital art and graphic design media and processes. Students gain a conception of art education that integrates art making, art history, visual culture, art criticism, philosophies of art, art education theory, social-justice influences, and community-based artistic engagements. Also addressed in the curriculum are the ways interdisciplinary aspects of art education can affect societal beliefs, values, and behaviors. A selection of required courses at the College of Education and Human Development contribute to the breadth of academic experiences necessary for quality preparation of future art educators.

There are several advantages to completing the BFA degree in Art Education, which requires approximately 15 semester credits beyond the typical Bachelor of Science (BS) degree at colleges of education. Because of the greater studio emphasis in the BFA program, students are more qualified for internship placements in schools with specialized art courses. Studio expertise also serves our graduates well when seeking employment and/or making graduate school decisions. Holding a BFA degree positions graduates to apply to Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) programs in the visual arts as well as Masters of Arts (MA) programs in art education.

The School of Art is housed in the Fine Arts Center and the Wolfe Center on BGSU’s main campus. These facilities contain the divisions of Art Education, Art History, Studio (2D and 3D media), Graphic Design, and Digital Arts.

Students and faculty members in the Division of Art Eduation activate two expansive classrooms and ample storage spaces. BFA students in Art Education also enjoy some of the best art facilities in the region including classroom studios for Jewelry & Metalsmithing, Drawing & Painting, Sculpture (including a woodshop and a metals shop), Ceramics, Glass, Photography, Printmaking, and Digital media. The School of Art facilities contain lecture halls for Art History and three galleries including the Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery, Hiroko Nakamoto Gallery, and the Willard Wankelman Gallery. 

Student Art Education Association

Students are encouraged to become active in the Student Art Education Association, an organization related to the Student Division of the National Art Education Association (NAEA). Through this organization, students organize and conduct workshops for K-12 students, organize art exhibits and field trips, host guest speakers, share studio demonstrations and curricular ideas, and volunteer for special projects and community organizations. This student-led group regularly surveys the interests if its members determining projects for the cross-collaborative professional association.

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Barbara Bergstrom

Position: Assistant Professor, Division Chair, Art Education
Phone: 419-372-7021
Email: bjbergs@bgsu.edu
Address: 124 FAC

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Beth Sheets

Position: Lecturer, Art Education
Phone: 419-372-8308
Email: esheets@bgsu.edu
Address: 125 FAC

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Shari Densel

Position: Adjunct Instructor, Art Education
Phone: 419-372-2786
Email: sdensel@bgsu.edu
Address: 128 FAC

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Michelle Weber

Position: Adjunct Instructor, Art Education
Phone: 419-372-2786
Email: maweber@bgsu.edu
Address: 128 FAC

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Having experienced a variety of in-depth field experiences with diverse student populations, a semester teaching in our Saturday Art program, and a 16-week student teaching internship with both elementary and secondary school students, graduates of the art education program are well prepared for employment at all grade levels in both public and private schools. BGSU is well known for the quality of its art teacher preparation as our graduates have an excellent placement record – nearly 100% – throughout Ohio and the nation. Art Education graduates have also obtained employment in museum and community arts education settings. 

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Paul Duncum, PhD (Upcoming - Fall 2016!!!)

Professor of Art Education at University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign

BGSU ArtTalk Lecture Title: The Transformation of Art Education into Visual Culture Education through Rhizomatic Thinking

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G. James Daichendt, PhD

Dean of Arts & Humanities and Art History Professor, Point Loma Nazarene University

BGSU ArtTalk Lecture Title: The Artist-Scholar and the University - Fall 2015

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Cassie Stephens, BFA

Art Teacher, Johnson Elementary, Franklin, TN

BGSU ArtTalk Lecture Title: A Blogger’s Guide to Bringing Art to Life  - Fall 2014

http://cassiestephens.blogspot.com/