Entering the field of art education is a two-part process.
The first part is to complete an undergraduate degree in art. The second part is the graduate level Alternative Masters degree, the training program for teacher education that prepares you to meet all of your certification requirements and earn a master’s degree in education. Students completing the Alternative Masters degree earn the M.Ed. with Class A, P-12 (preschool through 12th grade) certification. The advantages of this route to certification are in the breadth and depth of training gained in studio art and art history combined with the Class A certification (and salary scale) earned with a masters degree.