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

  • January 27, 2021
  • 5:30pm

Heather Raquel Phillips’ creates critical and celebratory disruptions that welcomes conversations about power, deviance, failure and desi...

  • February 03, 2021
  • 5:30pm

Henry Bermudez’s interest in the visual representations of cultures and mythologies have appeared in his work in varying forms during his...

  • February 10, 2021
  • 5:30pm

Hailing from Scotland, Michelle Millar Fisher has worked as an educator, curator and historian in US museums including the Museum of Mode...


  • Faculty Renee Jackson honored by PAEA as Outstanding Art Educator

    Renee Jackson, assistant professor and program head of Art Education, is the recipient of the 2020 Pennsylvania Art Education Association (PAEA) Outstanding Higher Edu...

  • Lisa Kay’s Book “Therapeutic Approaches in Art Education” Officially Endorsed by InSEA

    Lisa Kay’s latest book offers readers therapeutic art strategies to support and enhance the art teaching practice as well as gain a better understanding of therapeutic...

  • Tyler News Round Up September/October 2020

    Stay up to date on all that is happening with faculty, students and alumni of the Tyler School of Art and Architecture: Trenton Doyle Hancock (MFA '00) gives the orig...

  • 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