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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Upcoming Events

Lecture Series and Seminars


  • Tyler Art Education Hosts Safe Spaces Workshop for Student Teachers and Philadelphia Art Teacher's Alliance

    On Saturday, March 27, 2019, Dr. Lisa Kay, Chair of the Art Education and Community Arts Practices Department, hosted student teachers as well as art educators from th...

  • Student Teachers Attend Workshop with Christina Lukac, Adaptive Arts Educator

    On Saturday April 6, 2019, Student Teachers attended a workshop with Christina Lukac, Adaptive Arts Educator at Olney Charter High School, titled "Art Making Strategie...

  • In Light & Color: A Workshop by Carol Saylor

    On Saturday March 23, 2019, Carol Saylor, Tyler/Temple BFA Painting, BS in Education, will shared her memoir and facilitated a Ceramics workshop. Originally a painter,...

  • Undergraduate
    Alumni Spotlight

    Jennifer DiCesare Galati

    picture of Jennifer DiCesare Galati

    Jennifer entered Tyler’s MEd in Art Education program as a fifth-year public high school art teacher in Delran, New Jersey. While completing her coursework at Tyler, she remained a full-time classroom teacher and focused her research on arts integration. Throughout the course of her graduate study, Jennifer was able to transform her classroom into a holistic, process-based studio environment that encouraged students to explore cross-curricular themes. Since graduating in 2016, Jennifer has worked with teachers in her district to develop an integrated curriculum that addresses the educational needs of students. Most notably, she established the art instructor’s role for her district's S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engieering, Art, and Math) summer camp, provided Arts Infusion workshops for teachers participating in professional development, and is currently in the process of developing an integrated art course on contemporary issues. In addition, she has also worked as an art instructor with Drexel University to pilot their S.T.E.A.M. summer camp and presented her research via an art installation at the Pennsylvania Art Educators Association conference. More