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The Art Education program prepares K-12 art teachers for the future who are aware of the needs of a global and diverse society, highly knowledgeable in their field, committed to diversity and multiculturalism, open to new ideas and adaptable to change. Upon completion of the program, students will have developed advanced art studio skills, content knowledge of art history, education, art education theory and pedagogy from historical and contemporary perspectives, technology skills, and have had quality preparation in general education. In addition, the program aims to help develop in students and children appropriate dispositions to include respect and acceptance of diversity in a creative, productive, and peaceful society.

Program Distinctions

UNCG’s Art Education Program is committed to diversifying the field of art education by supporting BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) students through culturally responsive curriculum, teaching, advising, and student teaching placements. We aim to continue growing a critical mass of BIPOC art educators as well as actively anti-racist white art teachers. We believe the present moment is calling for deep reflection and transformative action in all social institutions including art education.


In UNCG’s Art Education Program, we see ourselves as a family of faculty and students. Our students form close friendships and strong support networks for each other and receive attentive mentorship from our faculty. Alumni often stay connected to the program and return for lectures and workshops and as supervising teachers for our practicum and student teachers. In addition to coursework, our students complete 60 or more hours of practicum experiences in public school art classrooms and in UNCG’s Summer Art and Design Institute for high school art students.


Our graduates are well prepared for art education careers and we typically have close to 100% job placement for our graduates every year.

Art Education Faculty

Eun Hee Lim

Eun Hee Lim

Sunny Spillane

Sunny Spillane

Student Resources


The U.S. Department of Education requires that all higher education institutions advise students as to whether their curriculum provides them with the eligibility to apply for a professional license and/or certification in the state for which they plan to practice.

As such, please review UNC Greensboro’s status by state for the Art Education program. You should note whether the program either “meets”, “does not meet”, or if there “has not been a determination” of the program’s status in the state for which you plan to practice. You should contact the program’s support staff at [email protected] with any questions regarding this data.