Credential Overview

An approved subject matter program leading to a Single Subject teaching credential in art (K-12) is available. The purpose of the subject matter program in art education is to provide students with a strong foundation in and understanding of visual art, and with coursework and field experiences necessary to teach visual art to the diverse public school student populations in the secondary schools of California. The academically rigorous and intellectually stimulating Art Education Program curriculum reflects and builds upon the Visual and Performing Arts Content Standards for California Public Schools K-12: Visual Art (2001) and California State Visual Art Curriculum Framework, and establishes a basis for continued professional development during their teaching career.

For questions about the program, prospective candidates should make an appointment with an advisor in the Art Department Advisement Center by calling (818) 677-2348.