Art Teacher (K-12)

Share your love of art through teaching.

You thrive when given the opportunity to pass along your excitement about art to others, whether it’s to a high school senior fascinated by van Gogh and Picasso or a kindergartner discovering the joy of finger painting. Our graduate art education program creates quality art teachers who are skilled artists in their own right and insightful observers of visual culture. We’ll teach you how to become articulate transmitters of knowledge as you gain invaluable experience in the field. Our multifaceted curriculum ensures that you’ll become an influential teacher by including courses in both the School of Education and the Department of Art. 

I've been most impressed by how my class seems to reflect the Brooklyn community. I see students of all ages, races and professions, all at different stages of their lives seeking one thing — the knowledge of what it takes to be a great art teacher.

Shana Schoepke ’12

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Quick Facts

  • Art teachers are paid to be creative every day.
  • According to the College Board, students of the arts in all disciplines outperformed their non-arts peers on the SAT by 91 points in 2009.
  • Between 20 and 25 students graduate from the Brooklyn College art teacher program each year.

Possible Careers

  • Art teacher at a private-school kindergarten
  • Staff member at a museum who teaches visitors about exhibits
  • Educational text author who prepares art-related curriculum