Teach others to do what you love – create art. Our dual major program combines a BFA degree that is recognized both nationally and internationally, with dynamic and innovative teacher preparation courses. And if you've already received your BFA, you are eligible for our Post Graduate Certification program. Post grads can complete their Visual Arts Certification in two years or less.
The curriculum includes core liberal arts courses and rigorous studio and education classes to prepare you for the State of Michigan Visual Arts LQ endorsement. CCS offers hands-on experience at our on-site art-/design-based charter school, Henry Ford Academy: School for Creative Studies (HFA: SCS).
Our future is embedded in the creative minds of students and their ability to lead the next generation. Why not play a part?
What Sets Us Apart?
- On-Site Lab School
How many colleges are directly linked to a middle school and high school? Not many. With that said, as an Art Education student at CCS, you will complete field experience in our on-site, grades 6 to 12 charter school, the Henry Ford Academy: School for Creative Studies. As an Art Education student, you will have the opportunity to lead the charter school students through a large-scale, hands-on, detailed curriculum design experience.
- Dual Major
In order to teach art, you must first become an artist. At CCS, you must choose a major area of study within our 11 major curricula. As you learn how to become an educator over the course of your stay, you will also be mastering the craft of your chosen major, making you a professional educator and artist or designer.
- Interdisciplinary Approach to Art and Design Education
In order to effectively teach art to elementary, middle school and high school students, you must know how to educate your students across all disciplines of art, including art history, criticism, 2D, 3D and digital art forms. At CCS, you will be educated as a cross-disciplinary artist.
As a graduate of CCS with a BFA degree and a Teaching Certificate in Art Education your credentials will be recognized and accepted across the US and Canada through the Michigan Reciprocity Agreement.
- K-12 Art Teachers
- Community Arts Program
- Community Arts Gallery
- Director of Educational Programs
- Museum Education
Gallery of Student Work
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CCS Art Education Curriculum & Certification Requirements
|DAE 200||Education Foundations: History and Philosophy of Education||3|
|DAE 250||Human Development, Creativity & Visual Learning||3|
|DAE 305||Reading and Language Arts Methods & Technology||3|
|DAE 315||Elementary Art Teaching: Methods, Materials & Content Area Literacy||3|
|DAE 405||Secondary Art Teaching: Methods, Materials & Content Area Literacy||3|
|DAE 510||Directed Teaching||10|
|DAE 520||Professional Seminar||2|