There are two degree paths to teaching art in Kansas: the Bachelor of Fine Art in Art: Art Education emphasis, and the Bachelor of Fine Art in Art: Studio Art emphasis. The BFA in Art Ed is recommended for any level of teaching; the BFA in Studio is for students considering high school teaching only who also wish to specialize in a single art medium. The goal of the program is to develop a highly competent art teacher who is intellectually informed, skilled in studio performance, and able to communicate with and motivate students. All art education majors are required to specialize in Ceramics, Drawing, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, or Sculpture. Students observe teaching techniques, teach in public schools, and attend seminars in education and art education topics.
Wichita State graduates teach art all over the state of Kansas and beyond. The placement rate for teaching jobs is near 100%, very many of them in Wichita.