Jun 16, 2024  
2024-2025 University of Wyoming Catalog 
2024-2025 University of Wyoming Catalog

Art Education, B.A.

The BA in Art Education is a professional degree preparing students to be reflective, innovative K-12 art educators. The curriculum includes extensive Studio Art competencies and studies in Art History and Education.

Degree Requirements

This degree requires 120 credits, 42 of which are upper-division credits. 

University Studies Program

This degree requires that The University Studies Program 2015  requirements are met before graduation. Some of the courses required for this major fulfill USP requirements, but not all. Students should check their degree evaluations and consult with their assigned academic advisor to discuss their specific course plan.

A&S College Core

The BA in Art Education requires the A&S Core:

  • D - Diversity (3 credits)
  • G - Global (3 credits)

See below for more information:


Studio Core: 12 Hours

12 credits chosen from the below. At least one core course must be from 2D and one from 3D.

Art History Core: 6 Hours

Upper Division Art History: 6 hours

6 credits of upper division art history beyond ART 2010 and ART 2020

Upper Division Studio Electives: 12 Hours

12 credits of any upper division studio art classes

Art Education Program Requirements

Minimum Course Requirements for B.A. in Art Education

Minimum course requirements for Art Education Majors follow the curriculum plan for the B.A. in Studio Art Degree: 

  • University and College requirements,
  • Foundations Core,
  • Art History Core,
  • Studio Core
  • Upper Division Studio Electives.

The exception that there is no Foreign Language requirement. Students are required to apply for a Wyoming Substitute Teaching Certificate in the fall of their first semester in the program. Additional requirements are:

Art Education Courses: 27 Hours

Studio or Art History Elective, any level: 3 Hours

*3 units of course in Studio Art or Art History at any level

Additional Requirements


The BA in Art Education degree supports students’ development as reflective, innovative and engaged K-12 art educators. The curriculum encompasses extensive Studio Art competencies as well as studies in Art History and Professional Education. Art Education courses cover a variety of teaching practices and methods of curriculum development that include interdisciplinary, multicultural approaches to teaching and emphasize relevance to the lives of K-12 students and the realities of our contemporary world. In-class learning is augmented with firsthand teaching experiences in local and regional schools​, the University of Wyoming Art Museum, and includes teaching people of all ages in community-based arts settings. Upon graduation from our program, students earn Wyoming licensure for teaching K-12 Art.


Degree Requirements 

Requirements of the degree include: 

  • 120 hours, including 91 hours within the major
  • C or better in all courses taken to satisfy Major requirements
  • Background check for all incoming art education degree students required prior to enrollment
  • Application for art education degree is due prior to enrollment in Art Education courses
  • 2.75 UW Total Institution GPA must be maintained throughout the Art Education Program of study
  • 2.75 GPA within the major must be maintained throughout the Art Education Program of study
  • UW Transfer Art Residency Requirement for transfer of 12 or more art credit hours into department: 26 upper division hours of UW Art courses
  • Score of 158 or above on the on the Praxis II Test: Art Content and Analysis by the end of the Residency semester
  • As a Professional Degree, the BA in Art Education does not include the A&S Outside Major credit requirement.




Students must fulfill the requirements listed in the Application for the Art Education Program Checklist:

  • Satisfactory Completion of ART 2000 Portfolio Review 
  • C or above in all Education Courses
  • C or above in all Art Content Courses
  • Junior Standing (60+ credits)
  • 2.75 or above overall UW total institutional GPA
  • 2.75 or above in Major courses
  • Completed background check

Probation, Removal, and Re-Application

  • An Institutional and/or Major GPA below 2.75 mandates a probationary semester in the program (continuing with art ed courses) to raise GPA back up to 2.75 to continue  
  • If Institutional and Major GPA are not both above 2.75 by the end of the probationary semester, the student will be removed from the program
  • Students may re-apply after removal from program if their GPA is again at or above 2.75