Elementary Art Education

Make Your Mark

Your masterpieces will be the artists of tomorrow

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Elementary Artwork

Get Your Hands Dirty!

Master the many techniques you'll be sharing

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Elementary Education student studying

A Quiet Moment

When inspiration meets discipline, something magical can happen

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Art: Early Childhood Education

Offered by: Art

This minor is designed to provide early childhood education majors at SRU with the option of a specialization in art with an emphasis on translating studio experiences into the elementary classroom. The minor provides the student with an overview of and orientation to studio experience that will serve as the framework from which to teach art to elementary students. Advanced topics in Art Education course links studio art experiences to curriculum development using Discipline Based Art Education. As part of the course work, students will observe in a variety of educational settings. Students attend a one-hour conference per week (non-credit) during the semesters that they take studio art classes.

Why Choose The Minor In Art: Early Childhood Education?

Students choosing this minor learn how to incorporate art into their elementary classroom in order to improve, complement and enhance children's educational experiences. The curriculum provides students with the opportunity to gain communication, technical and design skills while building a portfolio.

What Will You Learn?

The minor provides the student with an overview of and orientation to studio experience that will serve as the framework from which to teach art. Students simultaneously learn art production, art criticism, art history and aesthetics. One course focuses specifically upon children's artistic stages of development, their needs, and how best to help them grow creatively, technically and personally.

Careers For Early Childhood Education Art Minors

Early Childhood Education majors could increase their employability. Students can gain valuable skills and attributes: creativity, problem-solving, critical thinking, time management and a strong work ethic.

Clubs & Organizations

  • Martha Gault Art Society
  • Potter's Guild
  • Kaleidoscope Children's Day