Your Career in Art Education

Student teachers and children work on art projects at tables
 Recent art education graduates pose at Goggin Ice Arena
Student teachers and children look at a friendly monster face on the wall
Student teachers and children paint cardboard box houses on the floor

What can I do with a major in Art Education?

Careers

PreK-12 Art Educator (Ohio licensure)
Public schools, charter schools, private schools
Community Artist / Educator
Educator in a museum setting (Masters degree required for administrative positions)
Preprofessional preparation for continuing studies in

  • Art Therapy
  • Museum Education
  • MA in Art Education or MFA studies

Recent Placements

2017

Emma Adams | Gateway High School, Aurora, CO
Jaclyn (Wood) Becker | Scarlett Middle School, Ann Arbor, MI
Brea Greer | Creekview Elementary, Middletown, OH
Joyce Lee | Creative Early Learning Center Child Care & Preschool, Twinsburg, OH
Kelly Kohring | substitute teacher, Columbus, OH
Hailey Marosi | Mars Hill Academy, Mason, OH
Cassie Pence | Rushmore Elementary, Huber Heights, OH
Kate Toensmeyer | Sacred Heart of Jesus School, Fairfield, OH
Liza Torrence | Graduate school, Art Education, NYU Steinhardt

2016

Joe Castano | Centennial Elementary, Spanaway, WA
Emily Duso | Elementary Art (various), Midland, MI
Jeanne-Marie DuToit | Rondout Elementary, Lake Forest, IL
Grace Forstner | Robinson G. Jones Elementary, Cleveland, OH
Emily Grizzell | Lincoln Middle School, Cambridge, IN
Nebular Hou | Grad School, Art Education, Columbia University, NYC
Lauren Kiedaisch | Elementary Art (various), Floral Park and West Hempstead, NY
Kaylee Ornduff | Liberty Junior High, Liberty Township, OH
Sarah Pribonic | Goddard School, Worthington, OH
Jane Spooner | Indian Hill Primary School, Cincinnati OH (temporary)
Annelise (Binnig) Taggart | Columbus City Schools, Columbus, OH

2015

Kate Mahon | Edgewood Middle School, Trenton, OH
Danielle Ross | National Trail Middle School, New Paris, OH
Adrian Ashdown | Denver Center for International Studies at Montbello, Denver, CO

Student Stories

Professors Who Open Doors

Lauren KiedaischThe art education department has more than prepared me for the hopefully long and exciting teaching career that lies ahead of me. I have had the pleasure of working closely with four different professors in the department, and they have all opened countless doors for me. Under the guidance of Dr. Danker, I have had the special opportunity to speak at conferences, collaborate with visiting artists to create relevant K-12 lesson plans, and develop extensive research projects that I will be able to carry into my own classroom. I have developed lesson plans with Cynthia Collins as her first art education intern at Miami University Art Museum, a position I hope continues in the coming semesters. I have even been able to fly to New Orleans to attend the National Art Education Association conference.

The art education department, as a whole, has made me believe that I am pursuing the right career. I entered student teaching this semester confidently, knowing that the professors and students have done everything in their power to prepare me for whatever I would face. They have taught me the importance of thinking on my feet, connecting with my students, and that every day in a classroom is a new opportunity for learning. There is absolutely no way to thank the support system I have found in the art department enough, and the College of Creative Arts will always hold a very special place in my heart.

Lauren Kiedaisch, Class of 2016

Alumni Stories

A Multidisciplinary Arts Education

Emily AllberyMiami University will always hold a special place in my heart, specifically the Art Department and its instrumental impact on my career. As an art therapist and master's level mental health counselor, the benefits of a conceptual and technical arts education within a liberal arts university go far beyond my four years at Miami. Those experiences have woven themselves into every interaction I have with my patients. At Miami, I was given the opportunity to define not only my identity as an artist and an art educator, but also the freedom to explore other disciplines inside and outside of the art department. The high level of preparedness and expertise I received from the art department faculty will continue to influence me throughout the breadth of my career.

Emily Allbery, Class of 2012
Art Therapist
Master of Arts, Licensed Professional Counselor
Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health, Indianapolis, IN

Preparation and Support

Lauren KiedaischThe art education department more than prepared me for my teaching career. I had the pleasure of working closely with four different professors in the department, and they all opened countless doors for me. I entered student teaching confidently, knowing that the professors and students have done everything in their power to prepare me for whatever I would face. They have taught me the importance of thinking on my feet, connecting with my students, and that every day in a classroom is a new opportunity for learning. There is absolutely no way to thank the support system I have found in the art department enough, and the College of Creative Arts will always hold a very special place in my heart.

Lauren Kiedaisch, Class of 2016
Art Educator
Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts