Art Education


The purpose of the BFA in Art Education is to prepare and develop professionals who are academically and technically proficient; knowledgeable, skilled and reflective in their practice; committed to the empowerment of all people to develop their full potential; and committed to the role of public education in a democratic society. * Candidates in Art Education should exhibit a strong positive attitude toward art, teaching and children. They should be personally involved in art production, the study of art, developmental theories of child art, and the roles of the artist, art historian, art critic and aesthetician in our society.

*Based in the Mission Statement of the East Carolina University Teacher Education Program

Professional Licensure Disclosure Statement:

Upon successful completion of educator preparation program degree requirements and licensure requirements for the State of North Carolina, such as, but not limited to, testing and national assessments, candidates will be eligible for an ECU recommendation for a NC license.  However, final licensure granting decisions are the sole responsibility of the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction not ECU. Candidates who graduate and seek out of state employment will have to meet the receiving state's requirements for licensure. There is no automatic licensure reciprocity between states. ECU will verify the completion of an approved, accredited program for candidates who seek employment out of state, and those candidates will be responsible for working with the receiving state to complete any additional requirements needed to obtain the license for employment.