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About the Art K-12 Teaching Field Endorsement Degree Program

On Campus

The Bachelor of Arts in Education degree prepares students for a rewarding career teaching art from pre-k through twelfth grade. The program combines the creative expertise of UNK's Art department, with the instructional excellence of UNK's College of Education.

Program requirements include a wide range of studio courses to develop creative ability, methodology courses for academic competence, and courses for understanding the philosophy and psychology of art education, methods for teaching students with diverse needs, and developing integrated curriculums.

Art Education students have many opportunities to experience the practical application of what they learn in class by working with PK–12 students through more than 100 hours of direct art-classroom observations and field experiences. Students also spend a full semester student teaching in a PK–12 program.

Art K-12 Teaching Field Endorsement In Education Program at a Glance


Credit Hours

General Studies requirement has been reduced to 30 credit hrs allowing more freedom and making it easier to transfer to UNK.

Degree Received

Art K-12 Teaching Field Endorsement Bachelor of Arts in Education


Per Credit Hour

With the New Nebraskan Scholarship all undergraduate students pay in-state tuition

Kenzie Helmink

“I have wanted to be a teacher ever since I was in grade school and always leaned toward the creative side of life. The professors in the department are the best around. UNK is known for its teachers. Several of my elementary, junior high and high school teachers were UNK graduates and people I looked up to. Perhaps most importantly, every single person I know who has graduated from UNK loves the school and is truly proud to be a Loper.”

Kenzie Helmink

Crete Public Schools, Crete, NE

What can you do with an Art K-12 Teaching Field Endorsement In Education Degree

Learn more about the types of jobs and common employers that Art K-12 Teaching Field Endorsement In Education graduates work for.


  • Art Teacher, K-12
  • Education & Curriculum Specialist
  • Art Organization Consultant
  • Daycare Administrator/Employee
  • Art Publications
  • College, University Professor

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