Art Education

Bachelor of Arts

The Massachusetts Department of Education approved the program for Initial License as Teacher of Visual Art. This program provides students with the knowledge and skills required for a career in teaching in the elementary, middle or high schools.

In addition to the College and Art core requirements, all Art Education majors must complete the following:

Methods and Materials for Teachers and Therapists
Intro to Sculpture & Pottery
Introduction to Teaching
Watercolor I or Oil Painting I
American Art
Art Education I
Art Education II
Teaching Non-Western Art
Child Development or Psychology of Adolescence
Developmental Disabilities or Psychology of Exceptional Child
Teaching Practicum Art

Minors in Art
Students interested in art who major in another field may minor in art. An art minor may be of particular interest to the Humanities major who wishes to engage in a creative endeavor, or the Business major who may find art and design skills an asset for a career in marketing, advertising, or public relations. A portfolio presentation of basic artistic skills is required to declare a minor in art. To earn a Minor in Arts, students must take the History of Arts and Ideas as well as complete an additional 18 credits that include Drawing I and II, Design and Color, and two studio electives.


In addition to acceptance to Anna Maria College, Art students must be accepted into their chosen program by completing an art portfolio review. Please contact Gia Coleman at or (508) 849-3450 for further information or to schedule your portfolio review.

For more information, please contact:

Christine L. Holmes, Ed.D.

Teacher Licensure Officer
(508) 849-3418