Art — Art Education Concentration

Program Type
Undergraduate Major
Bachelor of Fine Art (BFA)
Modes of Study
Blended;In Person

Full-time tuition

In-state: $8,640;
Out-of-state: $24,300 (per year). New England residents may qualify for tuition breaks. See details and other costs

Financial aid

Average award,
in-state: $7,300;
out-of-state: $14,500.
May include scholarships, grants, & work-study. Explore aid

Program duration

Typical completion time: 4 years. Flexible options may save time. Explore options


No fee to apply. SAT & ACT scores optional. Early action & year-round admissions. View application process & deadlines

Program Highlights

  • Gain real-world, hands-on experience teaching art education in school and community settings.
  • Tailor your studies to your interests and talents: Concentrate in ceramics, photography and digital art and design, painting and drawing, or sculpture.
  • Study in a program that is nationally accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
  • Qualify to apply for state licensure as a PreK-12 teacher or a community arts endorsement.
  • Enjoy a low student-teacher ratio, mentorship, and peer learning from dedicated and attentive faculty, who are all practicing artists and art teachers.
  • Take advantage of studio spaces for printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, painting and drawing, design, bookmaking, photography, a state-of-the-art digital lab, and simulated art education classroom.
An art student from USM helps guide a child in painting a wall with bright colors.

Program requirements

The art education major offers an in-depth studio experience as well as a professional course of study in art education leading to either teaching certification in Maine or a community art degree with alternative student teaching experiences based within the community.

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