In summer 2012, The Ohio State University changed from a quarter system to a semester system. In anticipation of this change, the Department of Arts Administration, Education and Policy eliminated the post degree licensure program and shifted from a five year MA with licensure program to a four-year undergraduate Bachelor of Art Education (BAE) with licensure. In order to obtain licensure, applicants who have already earned a bachelors degree and are seeking licensure in Art Education, should apply to the Licensure-Only program.
The BAE is an undergraduate degree designed for students who intend to become art educators in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade (P-12) schools. While students interested in art education outside of P-12 may apply to the BAE program, current teaching shortages compel the department to preference students’ intent on teaching in schools.
The Department of Arts Administration, Education and Policy at Ohio State focuses on the areas of art education and arts policy research and development for teachers, researchers, and policy-makers. It is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
The department has developed a handbook of information about the BAE program that includes application information. Please check out the Bachelor of Art Education w/licensure 2017-2018 Handbook.
Admission to this program is by application and portfolio review only. Reviews are done once a year in March. For more information on admission into the BAE program visit the Admission to the BA in Art Education (BAE) page.
Student Teaching Placements in Arts Education
Art Education students are required to complete two 7-week teaching practicum experiences during which students are expected to assume all responsibilities of the cooperating teacher. As tied to the rigor of our practicum program, on their first attempt 100% of our class of 2015 Bachelor in Art Education graduates passed the new State of Ohio Teaching Performance Assessment to earn P-12 Four Year Resident Educator Teaching Licenses. Students have completed student teaching placements in the following sites, which are diverse in their student populations, programming, and community resources:
Bexley City Schools
Catholic Diocese of Columbus
Columbus City Schools
Columbus School for Girls
Dublin City Schools
Grandview Heights City Schools
Groveport Madison Local Schools
Hilliard City Schools
Olentangy Local Schools
Pickerington Local Schools
South-Western City Schools
Upper Arlington City Schools
Westerville City Schools
Worthington City Schools
The BAE Informal option is an undergraduate degree designed for students who seek art education careers outside of public school settings. The BAE Informal option is a four-year degree, which allows students to develop a strong understanding of educational theory and practice and then apply those skills in museums, community arts or other non-traditional art education spaces. Instead of completing a student teaching practicum, BAE Informal Option students finish with an internship experience in a museum, community-based arts, or other non-traditional setting. Students typically begin in fine arts or other art-related fields and apply to our program through an online portfolio review. Please be sure to read the Bachelor of Art Education Informal Option 2017-2018 Handbook.