Art Education

Kyle Final exhibit Art Education Fall 2017The Art Education concentration is 48 units and provides students in the Art major with a range of courses, three of which are specific to Art Education, including Theories in Art Education, Art Education for Children, and Overview of Secondary Art Education. These three courses are designed to provide students with an understanding of the material, historical, social, cultural, and political role of visual art education in the 21st century. For example, students learn to conceptualize ideas through creating artwork and lesson plans; to convey meaning by presenting digital portfolios; to utilize Visual Thinking Strategies and seminars as a means of responding to visual culture; and to synthesize knowledge by connecting visual art to societal, cultural, and political contexts.   

In addition to the three upper division courses in Art Education, students take both lower division and upper division courses in Art History and Studio Art. Art History courses enable students to gain an appreciation for and an understanding of visual cultural heritage. Studio Art courses  provide students the opportunity to gain artistic skills necessary for the personal mastery of established styles and for the exploration of new ones. 

Sacramento State students interested in earning a single-subject teaching credential in Art should contact the Art Department Chair, Carolyn Gibbs. A student must complete the Pre-Credential Program in Art before enrolling in the College of Education’s Teaching Credential Program.


What do students say about Sacramento State Art Education?

“Sacramento State’s Art Education program offers students opportunities to learn from teachers who are experienced in the field and are interested in helping the student succeed." Amanda Vasquez, Art Education BA


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Art Education Faculty

Joy Bertinuson, M.F.A

Adjunct Faculty
Art Education
Office: KDM 193
Office hours: M & W, 9-9:30AM
Email: joy.bertinuson@csus.edu
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Paula Flohr, M.A

Adjunct Faculty
Art Education
Office: KDM 188
Office hours: R, 5-6PM
Email: paula.flohr@csus.edu

Shirley Hazlett, Ph.D

Adjunct Faculty
Art Education
Office: KDM 190
Office hours: T & R, 9:20-9:50AM
Email: shirley.hazlett@csus.edu
shirleyhazlett.com

Milissa Pierce-Urlando, Ph.D

Adjunct Faculty
Art Education
Office: KDM 191
Office hours: M & W, 9:30-10AM
Email: mpierceu@csus.edu