About Art K–12 Teaching Certification
Inspire creativity and enhance the visual literacy of K-12 students.
Embark on a rewarding career teaching art by pursuing a master's degree in art education with teaching certification from PennWest California. Level I teaching certification for grades K-12 and a secondary education master's degree can be completed in four semesters of classes and one semester of student teaching.
Designed for practicing artists, but open to bachelor's degree holders in any field, this graduate program combines core courses in pedagogy with studio art and art history classes as needed.
Experiential learning creates top teachers.
- Excel in student teaching and stand out in the art education job PennWest California students complete extensive fieldwork in local school districts prior to full-time student teaching.
- Founded as a teacher's college, PennWest California has been taking a hands-on approach to teacher training for more than 160 years.
PennWest California's teaching programs are approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. In addition, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) accredits PennWest California. CAEP promotes excellence in educator preparation through quality assurance and continuous improvement. See CAEP reporting measures of program impact and outcomes.