Art Department: Art Education
The art education program is structured to provide students with the knowledge needed to pursue a career of excellence as an all-levels art teacher in elementary and secondary schools. Students engage in creative involvement with local schools as well as state and national organizations. The Lamar student chapter of the National Art Education Association is very active, traveling to meetings and exhibitions as well as sponsoring on campus workshops with nationally known artists.
Art education majors are well grounded in all areas of studio art and art history and gain additional experience in teaching art through two art methods courses, ARTS 4371 and ARTS 4381. Art education students also volunteer to help with local art programs for children and assist in workshops for other art students and local teachers. As a result, our graduates have an excellent record of employment.
Art education students are committed to participating in a program of public exhibitions at Texas galleries and museums. Their NAEA chapter also sponsors trips to attend meetings of the Texas Art Education Association as well as visits to museums, galleries and artists' studios.
The art education program serves both students seeking a Bachelor of Science degree leading to all-levels certification as well as studio majors and post-baccalaureate students seeking certification along with their studio art studies in the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program.
The art education degree program has one full-time faculty member: