We have the largest art education program in the state of Iowa. We offer both an undergraduate Bachelor of Art Education degree and a graduate-level Master of Arts in Art Education degree.

The Art Education program at UNI is dedicated to creating high quality art teachers through engaging studio practices, rigorous academic learning, and creative problem solving in a variety of areas developed to produce 21st century art teachers. Art Education majors have an opportunity to participate in multiple scaffolded field experiences throughout their education while developing extensive art and teaching skills.


To find more information on course requirements for the BA Art Education Major-teaching, click here, then scroll down to find the list of courses required for Art Education majors.

To learn about the admission requirements for Teacher Education, click here. This is a very important link that will provide you with an overview of the Teacher Education program, a list of requirements that need to be met in order to be accepted into the College of Education program, along with additional information on testing, and important deadlines.   
Instructors in Art Education at UNI
Wendy Miller (2008-present) earned a BFA in painting in 1998 and an MA in Art Education in 2004 from the University of Iowa, and now is currently working towards her PhD in Art Education. She is a Nationally Board Certified art teacher since 2007 and taught elementary art education for ten years in the public schools before coming to UNI. She teaches methods of art education courses while coordinating on the newly revised MA in Art Education program at UNI focusing on socially engaged art practices with practicing art teachers throughout Iowa. She creates handmade books and collage-mixed media works of art in her free time while also teaching art in unique places like the Iowa Juvenile Home and the Iowa Correctional Institution for Women. Miller has presented her work at state and national conventions in areas relating to bookmaking with incarcerated women and girls, using technology with pre-service teachers for reflection, and collaborative artmaking processes.  
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art education Welcome to the University of Northern Iowa Art Education program.
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