Bachelor Of Education In Visual Arts Education P 12
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Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total
Next Start Date
Aug 19, 2024

Help Students Pursue Their Creative Passions With Liberty’s B.Ed. in Visual Arts Education

Learning creative skills can have an incredibly positive impact on the lives of students. Engaging in artistic expression can boost students’ self-esteem, give them healthy outlets for emotional growth, and increase their overall interest in education. If you want to be the teacher who introduces students to art and guides them through the fulfilling process of artistic development, Liberty University’s Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) in Visual Arts Education can give you the tools you need. You can create an environment where students are free to learn, create, and thrive.

In our B.Ed. in Visual Arts Education program, you will deepen your understanding of artistic mediums from sculpting to photography, while your education classes prepare you to instruct your students with compassion and clarity. Partner with us and learn how to make a difference in students’ lives through the arts.

Upon successful completion of Liberty University’s Virginia state-approved Bachelor of Education program, you may apply for your teaching license in another state through reciprocity, which may or may not result in additional requirements based on your state’s Department of Education regulations.

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At Liberty, you’ll find an affordable, high-quality education that equips students like you for the real world. Our commitment to excellence helped us rank among’s Top 3 college campuses in America. Earning your degree from a nonprofit university with state-of-the-art resources like ours can help set you apart from your peers.

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Why Choose Liberty’s B.Ed. in Visual Arts Education P-12 Degree?

Pursuing your teaching license is a big deal! We want to come alongside you and make the process as seamless as possible. Since true work experience is the best way to gain confidence as a teacher, we offer various practicum and student teaching opportunities to provide you with valuable classroom training.

Within our School of Education, we have a team dedicated to overseeing your practicum experience to ensure that you are prepared to take on a class full of students. You will have the chance to complete your student teaching in various locations throughout Virginia as well as in Washington, D.C., through one of our fellowship programs. Here, you’ll see the urban school setting and stay in the heart of the district for an entire semester!

Our nation is desperate for teachers who are well-educated, enthusiastic, and compassionate toward their students. As one of the largest providers of teachers in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Liberty wants to help prepare you to teach with integrity and strong Christian ethics. Because as an educator, you have the chance to make a huge impact on the lives of children from all types of backgrounds. Prepare yourself for this responsibility by partnering with us.

What Will You Learn in Our B.Ed. in Visual Arts Education P-12?

In our B.Ed. in Visual Arts Education, you will learn how to use a variety of digital and traditional artistic media to create meaningful and impactful art. You will explore your passions in drawing, painting, sculpting, and photography while learning how to teach these skills to young adults. Our bachelor’s in studio art education provides the education theory and hands-on experiences you need to develop your own teaching philosophy, so you can tailor your instruction to fit both you and your students.

Throughout this degree program, you will learn from educators who have taught in rural, suburban, and urban schools around the country and who are passionate about helping you give your students the support they need.

Review the Degree Completion Plan, and check out our featured courses below to learn more about what you’ll be studying!

Featured Courses

ARTS 211 – Drawing I

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Composition
  • Gesture and contour lines
  • Linear perspective
  • Modeling perspective
  • Positive and negative space
  • Sight measurement techniques

ARTS 321 – Painting I

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • The basics of direct painting
  • The importance of form and color to the artistic image

ARTS 330 – Sculpture I

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • How to design and create 3-D sculptural objects
  • How to solve artistic and sculptural problems
  • Materials and tools used to create sculptures
  • Sculpture design concepts, terminology, history, processes, and techniques

ARTS 361 – Digital Photography

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • How to communicate through photographs alone
  • How to correct and digitally manipulate images
  • How to operate a single-lens reflex camera proficiently
  • How to use industry-standard software
  • The basics of digital photography
Degree Information
Admission Requirements

Highlights of Our Bachelor of Education Degree

  • Liberty University’s School of Education meets rigorous national standards for educator preparation set by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
  • Pursuing our Bachelor of Education licensure tracks may make you eligible for the Federal TEACH Grant.
  • You will complete 90 practicum hours and at least 1 full semester of student teaching prior to graduation.
  • The Educational Technology Lab provides students with resources, software, and equipment to help promote learning with technology.
  • All of our faculty who oversee licensure courses have K-12 experience and a current teaching license.
  • You will have the opportunity to do your student teaching in various locations throughout Virginia, including the Washington, D.C., public school system through our Washington Fellowship.

B.Ed. Degree Information

Career Opportunities for Visual Arts Education Graduates

  • Art/activities director of afterschool programs
  • Art therapist
  • Children’s book illustrator
  • Community art director
  • Museum curator/director

Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees

Every application is reviewed by the admission committee on a case-by-case basis, meaning there are no set minimums for acceptance. However, all applicants must submit the following documents* for admission:

  • Admission application
  • Admission essay
  • Official college transcripts (if applicable)
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Results from the CLT, SAT, or ACT are not required for admission, but may be used in consideration for merit-based aid.

*Note that additional documentation may be requested by the admission committee after your application has been received.