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Art K-12 Teaching Field Endorsement In Education

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You will be prepared to teach art to students in kindergarten through 12th grades after completing the Art K-12 Bachelor of Arts in Education degree requirements at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. The program includes completing 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.

Courses include methods for teaching students with diverse needs and developing integrated curriculums. Field experiences in K-12 classroom settings are required for practical experience. The final semesters of the program include an exhibition of your artwork and a full semester of student teaching.


  • Art teacher, K-12
  • Education & curriculum specialist
  • Art organization consultant
  • Daycare administrator/employee
  • Art publications
  • College, university professor
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