Art Education 2016-17



Main Office

UW-Madison Art Department
School of Education
6241 Humanities Building
455 North Park Street
MadisonWI  53706

Tel: 608/262-1660
Fax: 608/265-4593

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       Student teacher and child        


The Art Education Program at UW-Madison offers students opportunities to:

  • Discover their passion for working with people and teaching art in a hands-on, project-based, theory-infused learning environment.
  • Work directly with children and adolescents in school and community-based field placements in every semester of the program.
  • Earn a Bachelors of Science degree in four years, culminating in a career-ready K-12 Wisconsin teaching license in art education.
  • Study with world-renowned art and education faculty in a range of rigorous and engaging studio, art history, educational psychology, and curriculum and instruction courses.
  • Experience personalized attention, small class sizes AND all the advantages of a Big Ten university such as the Distinguished Lecture Series, music and ​film festivals, extensive study abroad programs,Badger sports, Visiting Artists, the Arts Institute, the Chazen Art Museum and countless clubs and student organizations.
  • Connect with the city of Madison's vibrant arts community including the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Sector67 and BUBBLER maker spaces.

To learn more about our recently revised professional program, please follow the links below and/or contact the Art Education Program Director, Dr. Mary Hoefferle, at or the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Art, Julie Ganser at


Certification only

Students who already have earned a degree in art, design or related field and wish to obtain a k-12 art license to teach in ​public schools may apply to our "certification-only" program, which is tailored to the needs of individual candidates​.  Click here for more information.

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