Art Education

The Tyler School of Art and Architecture at Temple University offers undergraduate and graduate pathways to earning art teaching certification in Pennsylvania and becoming a teaching artist and a leader where the arts, education and the community intersect.

Tyler Art Education students have access to the resources of a world-class art school; Temple University, a large, public research university; and Philadelphia’s rich array of schools, museums, galleries and artists, opening up opportunities for artistic growth, research, networking and jobs. Guided by faculty who are committed to urban art education and the power of collaborating with communities, Tyler students don’t just learn how to teach art and grow as artists—they learn how to affect positive change in the communities where they work.

 

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News

  • The Art of Student Teaching Encourages Confidence and Creativity

    Assistant Professor and Program Head of Art Education Renee Jackson, PhD, delves into this year’s The Art of Student Teaching exhibition, on view this month from Novem...

  • MEd Alum Critiques Public Education Through Art

    Tyler alum Mike Smaczylo (MEd '20), a teacher at Kensington Health Sciences Academy, was recently profiled by The Philadelphia Inquirer about his exhibition Reimaginin...

  • Art Therapy's Hope Springs Installation Spreads Joy Across All Programs

    Art Therapy major Kianna Cooper (BA ’22) unwinds a length of black thread, snips it and knots an end around a colorful, twisted wire-and-glass bead object. Then she ea...

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    Alumni Spotlight

    Julie Alexander (MEd '19)

    Julie Alexander (MEd '19) is an art teacher at Deep Roots Charter School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Previously she has worked at PlayArts as an after-school coordinator and lead teacher; an educator at Green Generations; and an educator/trainer for Global Kids. More