"I would not be where I am today without the education, opportunities (both in and out of the classroom environment) and experience that I received throughout my time at Marywood University. Most importantly, what stands out to me now are the relationships that I formed with former professors who have become lifelong mentors."

Cynthia Myron

Arts Administrator — Dept. of Art History, Virginia Commonwealth University
(BFA Sculpture, Marywood University)

Art Education

Marywood's art education program develops teachers who are competent in studio art, art history, aesthetics, and art criticism. Our bachelor's degree in art education leads to K-12 certification.

Our art education program includes coursework in:

  • Art history, from prehistoric to contemporary.
  • Social, economic, and cultural influences that influence the visual arts.
  • Developmental and educational psychology, to help you understand the cognitive and affective development of children.
  • English language learning and special needs accommodations, to prepare you for all types of learners.
  • Teaching model lessons, preparing unit plans, and researching materials.


Marywood boasts an active student chapter of PAEA (Pennsylvania Art Education Association). For more information on our Art Education program, contact Ann Marie Castelgrande at castelgrande@marywood.edu.

Download the course sequence sheet for a breakdown of classes each semester.

Marywood also offers a graduate degree in art education.