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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 nine years, 100% of the art BSEd graduates have been employed as art teachers.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, high school teachers earn a median pay of $61,820 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, 62 Doors Gallery and Studios, 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. Additional galleries reside in the art department and the administration building.
Learning environment
The art department is small enough to foster strong student/instructor mentoring and large enough to attract quality professors who are engaged in outstanding research. 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.

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 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

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.