Become an art educator and inspire a new generation of artists. Tap unparalleled creative resources at the Academy of Art University’s School of Art Education—studio space, workshops, diverse design courses, field training, and more. You’ll graduate with the ability to guide others to artistic fulfillment.
Academy of Art University is now offering an Art Teaching Credential program accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). Our credential program was developed from the ground up to comply with rigorous California standards in performance-based teacher education and the latest developments in education theory and practice. Our Art Teaching Credential program is designed specifically for the art graduate who seeks the fulfillment of guiding others in the exploration of their own creativity and personal artistic development. After completing all coursework and student teaching requirements and passing all four California Teacher Performance Assessments tests (CALTPAs); students are recommended for a K-12 Art California teaching credential.
Since the inception of our Credential Program in 2014, 100% (4 out of 4 graduates) have passed all CALTPA tests and were awarded the California Teaching Credential - Jan. 2017
During this course of study, Teacher Candidates will take 33 semester units of coursework which may be completed online or onsite at the Academy's urban campus in San Francisco with the exception of one semester of student teaching and fieldwork assignments in observing and teaching art to pupils in local Bay Area public schools that must be completed at the Academy's urban campus in San Francisco.
Students applying for the Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Art Education from Academy of Art University have the option to complete the BFA and California Credential Program in 5 years with 141 total units for the two programs.