Earning a BFA in Art Education prepares you to be a dynamic leader in the classroom. Over 90% of ADCI art education students are hired directly after graduation. This program integrates Kansas state licensure for Pre-kindergarten to 12th grade, and equips students with leading instructional methods and motivational strategies. This professional degree gives students interactive, hands-on teaching experience as well as a specialization in one area of studio art. From crayons to computers, learn how to energize today’s youth to become tomorrow’s artists.
Last fall, professor of art education Mary Sue Foster was invited to share her research at the prestigious Teachers College Columbia University conference in New York City. She joined the panel “Brushes with History: Imagination and Innovation in Art Education History.” In this session, she delivered her paper, “Impact of Two Female Art Educators” where she brings to light the careers of Elizabeth Sprague, the first chair of Fairmount College’s Art Department, and Sue Jean Covacevich, a pioneer and champion of abstract art in Kansas. Professor Foster upholds WSU legacy of excellence in art education and shares her passion with all her students.