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Art Education (BSEd)

Consider an art education profession
The Bachelor of Science in Education with a major in Art is a professionally-oriented program designed to offer you a well-rounded experience for a career as a visual art teacher, grades K–12. Art education at Minot State is a meaningful and rewarding experience, during which you build confidence with technique, concept, and aesthetic criticism to develop a rigorous teaching practice. Candidates accepted into the BSEd program are expected to adhere to a high standard of excellence and demonstrate significant artistic growth.

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Our art department is small enough to foster strong student/instructor mentoring and large enough to attract quality professors who are engaged in outstanding research. Members of the art faculty are dedicated educators who have achieved personal success in fine arts, graphic arts, and photography, and work for the success of their students.

The art education program prepares you to be a competent, employable teacher as well as a skilled artist. In the last seven years (2011-2018), 100% of the Art BSEd graduates have been employed as teachers.

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Features of a Minot State art education degree

At Minot State, you’ll be located in one of America’s Most Artistic Towns, as ranked by Expedia’s travel blog ViewFinder. University and community opportunities include the Minot State University Art Club, Flat Tail Press, and NOTSTOCK (our popular arts festival on campus), as well as downtown Minot galleries and museums. Find your inspiration through The Taube Museum of Art, 62 Doors, or get involved with numerous local art groups like the Minot Street Art Movement.
Art galleries 
Galleries are critical classrooms for the art student. MSU boasts three unique galleries. MSU's Northwest Arts Center is nationally known for its diverse exhibitions of contemporary and traditional art. It is also home to an estimable collection of artwork and historical artifacts showcased around campus and in the newly renovated Northwest Arts Center. Additional galleries reside in the art department and administrative buildings.
Learning environment
Small classes ensure you’ll receive personal attention from your instructors, engage in collaboration with classmates, and maximize your learning experience in our studios, classrooms, and galleries.
Our college
The College of Arts & Sciences provides a fundamental liberal arts education, giving you the knowledge, skills, and values to help you think critically and creatively.
Art department scholarship
The Harvey & Arlene Twyman scholarship is available to incoming freshmen, transfer students, and currently enrolled majors. Awards are based on the quality of applications and student portfolios. You are encouraged to apply at

Minot State University is in the process of applying for accreditation via the Council for Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP) and expects approval in early 2019. Teacher education programs are currently accredited by NCATE. Minot State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.