Art educators inspire young people to access their full intellect and pursue their dreams of becoming artists, discoverers and visionaries.
Our graduates utilize art to raise public awareness about important human and societal issues by teaching in schools, galleries and museums.
At Kean, our art education students benefit from a distinguished psychology-based approach to teaching art that helps children and adolescents enhance their creativity, organize their experiences and manage their emotions. Practical classroom internships and rigorous coursework help our students build unique skill sets that distinguish them when they enter the job market.
Our graduates can be found teaching at schools across New Jersey and beyond, shaping young minds, one student at a time.
At Kean, we believe learning extends far beyond the walls of our classrooms and labs. That's why we encourage you to get involved in clubs and organizations, study abroad at our campus in China or elsewhere, and pursue internships that will advance your career. Find out more.
Kean’s art education program was challenging and exciting. The psychology-based philosophy provided me with a marketable and effective teaching practice, so I'm able to positively help shape my students as dimensional individuals through art."
Graduates of Kean's art education program do exceptionally well at obtaining employment, and are highly prepared to address the important needs of young people through advancing artistic learning, fostering emotional management, and igniting creative intelligence and problem-solving in a variety of careers including:
- Art teacher
- Arts administrator
- Museum educator
- University lecturer
- Fine artist
- Museum curator
Immerse yourself in an arts-based career where you can earn a steady salary while surrounded by the creative energy of children, adolescents and art.
Kean alumni are among the highest-paid teachers in the nation
Since 1955, Kean’s College of Education has earned accreditation from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. Notably, only one-third of the schools that produce teachers in the United States and New Jersey earn this accreditation.
CAEP advances equity and excellence in educator preparation through evidence-based accreditation that assures quality and supports continuous improvement to strengthen P-12 student learning.
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