Online Graduate Certificate: Art Education (K-12)

Art Education (K-12)

College of Education, Health, & Human Sciences

Program Overview

Looking to advance your knowledge and skills in K-12 art education? The University of Tennessee, Knoxville offers an online Graduate Certificate in Art Education (K-12) for practicing and licensed teachers, as well as other education professionals. This 12 credit hour, fully online coursework graduate certificate can be tailored to serve a variety of K-12 art education career goals and paths.

Credit Hours


Cost Per Credit Hour*

In-State $700

Out-of-State $775



Admission Terms

Fall, Spring

*Cost per credit hour is an estimate based on maintenance and university fees. Some programs may have additional course fees. Please contact your department for additional information on any related fees, and visit Tuition and Fees in Detail at One Stop.

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Gain the Skills to Light the Way in Art Education 

The Art Education (K-12) graduate certificate can be tailored to serve a variety of art education career goals. For K-12 teachers licensed in areas other than art education, this graduate certificate can be used towards earning an additional endorsement in Art Education. For K-12 teachers licensed in Art Education at the undergraduate level, non-licensed professionals who work in informal education settings, and others who engage in K-12 art education instructional opportunities, this graduate certificate provides advanced coursework specifically designed to enhance capacities for designing equity-focused K-12 art instruction. 

Featured Courses

The Graduate Certificate in Art Education (K-12) requires the completion of the following courses:

ARED 501: Theory & Practice in Art Education II

Advanced instruction and hands-on microteaching practice that includes an elementary, middle, and secondary theme or centrally focused unit plan based upon diversity, multiculturalism, visual culture, technology, and interdisciplinary methods.

ARED 520: Studies in Art Education

Historical development, philosophies of adult education agencies, associations, programs, issues, and literature illustrating process of adult education and diversity of continuing education.

ARED 530 – Production and Critical Pedagogy in Art

Relationship of production to aesthetics and critical analysis of works of art.

ARED 540: Instruction, Pedagogy & Assessment in Art Education

Examination and construction of curriculum, instruction and assessment as related to advanced theory and teaching practices in art education.

TPTE 540: Topics in Improvement of Instruction

Special conferences, workshops, and in-service programs.

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Ready to Lead the Way in K-12 Art Education?