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Field Experiences

Extensive early field experiences in school and community settings, followed by two nine-week student teaching placements in elementary and secondary classrooms, give students many opportunities to implement their art teaching skills with students of various backgrounds, ages, and abilities in supervised settings. Students receive ongoing feedback from experienced art educators.

Arts Integration

Our program emphasizes integration of art with other subject areas. Particular attention is given to teaching and learning that integrates studio activities with culturally diverse histories and contemporary forms of visual culture. Students learn how to advocate for and support children and youth of all abilities.

Social Justice

Coursework focuses on issues of social justice and urban education as well as integrated, contemporary art-based curriculum and instruction. Through the Art Education Community Engagement Initiative, we have partnerships with schools and community groups that allow us to incorporate high quality field experiences before student teaching, to best prepare our students for the teaching profession. ArtsECO allows art education students to expand on these opportunities through scholarships to support their studies and internships in a variety of community settings.

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BFA – Art Education

Undergraduate Certificate – Arts Integration & Learning

Post Baccalaureate – Students who have earned a Bachelor’s Degree in art or equivalent area (subject to faculty review) are eligible to apply for post baccalaureate studies in art education. Through these studies, students complete remaining undergraduate coursework and requirements leading to a recommendation for certification to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction to teach art in grades K-12.


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Maikue Vang

BFA, Art Education | 2012

As the Art Education Coordinator at Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, she develops arts curriculum that invites and/or incorporates local artists. Read more about her recent collaboration at MPS Parkside School of the Arts.

Careers in Art & Design

3D Animator/Modeler
Advertising Director
App Developer
Arts Administration
Art Critic/Writer
Art Dealer
Art Director
Art Education Teacher (K-12)
Art Gallery Owner
Art Historian
Art Therapist
Artisan Solutionist
Artist In Residence
Artists’ Agent
Augmented Reality
Caricature Artist
Collage Artist
Commercial Artist
Community Artist
Community Arts Organizer
Costume Designer
Creative Arts Officer/Director
Creative Services Manager
Cultural Relations
Design Manager
Digital Portrait Artist
Director Of Education & Community Engagement
Display Designer
Education Program Coordinator
Elementary/Secondary School Teacher
Exhibit Designer
Fashion Designer
Fine Artist
Fine Arts Director
Floral Designer
Font Designer
Freelance Artist
Furniture Designer/Restorer
Game Designer
Glass Sculptor
Graphic Designer
Graphic Artist
Industrial Designer
Interactive Designer
Interior Designer
Jewelry Designer/Maker
Lighting Designer
Make-Up Artist
Marketing & Sales
Mixed Media Artist
Motion Graphics Artist
Museum Director
Museum Exhibit Designer
Packaging Designer
Photo Editor/Retoucher
Photographic Stylist
Photographic Technician
Product Designer
Production Artist
Program Director/Coordinator
Prop Maker
Public Artist
Public Relations
Set Designer
Sketch Artist
Technical Designer, Apparel
Textile Designer
Toy Maker
University Administration
University Faculty
User Experience Designer
User Interface Designer
Video Game Designer
Visual Merchandiser
Visual/Special Effects Artist
Web Based Curators
Web Designer/Developer


Faculty: Art Education

profile photoKim Cosier(414) 251-6556kcosier@uwm.eduArt 167

Professor, Art Education

Co-Chair, Department of Art & Design

Director of Community Engagement

profile photoCatherine LossArt Educationcloss@uwm.edu

Lecturer, Art Education

profile photoPete Railandprailand@uwm.edu

Lecturer, Art Education

profile photoLiz Rexrex@uwm.edu

Lecturer, Art Education

Area Head, Art Education

Department Faculty & Staff