Fine Arts Complex

Art Education degree option

Enjoy a rewarding career teaching art

Bring art into young lives by pursuing a degree in art education. The BSEd in Art from Missouri Southern State University prepares you to teach kindergarten–12th grade.

The curriculum for art education is a joint effort by the Department of Teacher Education and the Department of Art. Student teaching experiences in local schools are included as part of your studies.

Art teacher certification

As an art education major, you will be certified to teach through the MSSU Teacher Education program. You may concentrate in art education alone or you may couple your art certification with another teaching specialty. 

You may also be interested in: Art, Communication, Graphic Design, Multimedia, Studio Art, Teacher Education

Art Department

Art Department-Art Education

Teacher Education Department


Dr. Deborah Brown
Department Chair, Teacher Education Department
Professor of Teacher Education
Taylor Hall Room 225
3950 E. Newman Rd.
Joplin MO 64801-1595
Phone: 417.625-3060

Christine Bentley
Head, Art Department
Associate Professor of Art
3950 E. Newman Rd.
Office: Fine Art Room 205
Joplin MO 64801-1595
Phone: 417.625.3066