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 a one-year 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.
During this one-year course of study, Teacher Candidates will take 33 semester units of coursework online or onsite at the Academy's urban campus in San Francisco while performing their fieldwork assignments in observing and teaching art to pupils in local Bay Area public schools.
Students applying for the Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Art Education from the 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.