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Art Education (BSEd)

Consider an art education profession
The Bachelor of Science in Education (BSEd) 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. The program prepares you to be a competent, employable teacher as well as a skilled artist. Candidates accepted into the BSEd program are expected to adhere to a high standard of excellence and demonstrate significant artistic growth.

Career outlook
The art education program expands your artistic vision and helps you find a job. In the last 13 years, 96% of our graduates that applied for teaching positions were hired as teachers, often recruited before they finished their degrees.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, high school teachers earn a median pay of $62,360 per year. 

Offered: On campus

Features of a Minot State art education degree

University opportunities include Art Club, Flat Tail Press, and NOTSTOCK, our popular arts festival. Find your inspiration in the community through the Taube Museum of Art, Artspace Suite 1 Gallery, or get involved with numerous local art groups.
Art galleries 
Galleries are critical classrooms for the art student. The campus boasts three unique galleries, including the Northwest Arts Center, which 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. 
Learning environment
In January 2024, the art department will return to its home in Hartnett Hall. After a complete renovation and expansion of community spaces, the department will be a wonderful home to dream, explore, and create. Having a place of your own to make art is central to our creative community and essential for your growth. Personal studio spaces are available and provide a place to think, work, and build community.

Personal studio spaces
Having a place of your own to make art is central to our creative community. We believe it is essential for growth. Personal studio spaces are available and provide you a place to think, work, and build community.

Art department scholarship
The Art Department has awarded over $50,000 in scholarships in the past decade to art students with an average awardee receiving nearly $1,200. Awards are based on the quality of applications and student portfolios. You are encouraged to apply at

Teacher education programs at Minot State University are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP). Minot State is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

All Minot State programs fulfill the requirements for licensure in the state of North Dakota. If you are seeking a professional license in a state other than North Dakota, learn more about program disclosures and licensure requirements at

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