Art Education

Carolyn Blohm

Art programs are on the rise. Despite what you may have heard, the arts remain a vital part of K-12 education and talented art educators are in demand.

The CCS Art Education program is a unique, studio-based Visual Arts Teacher Certification program that combines an internationally recognized BFA degree with teacher preparation courses.

Art Education is a hands-on, innovative Teacher Certification program that focuses solely on the learning and teaching of art. The curriculum combines rigorous studio and education classes with core liberal arts courses to prepare you to teach in Michigan and throughout the United States. And if you’ve already earned your BFA, you may be able to complete our 27-credit Visual Arts Teacher Certification in two years or less.

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experience at our on-site art- and design-based charter school, University Prep Art & Design and schools in the Metro Detroit area


streamlined certification prepares you for the State of Michigan Visual Arts LQ Certification while completing your BFA


graduates with a BFA and teaching certification are highly sought after


Amy Ruopp leads the department with more than 25 years experience in K-12 education

Make ● Play ● Think


Want to learn more?

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