WKU Art Education Welcomes You!

Welcome to Art Education Program at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky.  This is where your love of art and dedication to teaching meet.  Experience a professional path toward a rewarding career in teaching through excellent mentoring, rich studio experience, real life connected service learning, and incredible international student teaching opportunities.  Be an active advocate of the dynamic arts education community. The first step to show your interest is to contact us.

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Making A Difference: Ms Sandra Carter

Hear the voice of an Art Teacher, Ms. Sandra Cater at Warren Central High School, Bowling Green, KY.  Ms. Carter is a true unsung hero who has made a life changing difference in the creative well-being of her students.

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Student teachers abroad!

1902929_10203716892905508_4959393405612635121_nPairing with the WKU Study Abroad and Global Learning office and the College of Education and Behavioral Science Student Teaching Office, Art Education program at Western Kentucky University is expanding its international reach and sending the pre-service art teachers to complete their student teaching overseas. Featured in the photo above Ethan Hughes with school principal, art teacher and host-brother at Kyung Hee Elementary School in Seoul, South Korea.

For more updates follow his blog “Seoul Searching

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Art and Literacy Study Away Program in LA



The 2012 summer term, art and elementary education pre-service and in-service teachers traveled to Los Angeles, California to visit the classroom of Rafe Esquith and his Hobart Shakespeareans perform Measure for Measure in his classroom 56. Rafe is a 5th grade teacher and the author of Teach Like Your Hair is On Fire.

While in LA, the teachers also visited the Getty Museum, Getty Villa, The Autry Center for Native American Art and Culture, and participated in the Native American story telling workshop by the Navajo story teller, Geri Keams. The musical play read, Distant Thunder, performed on the final evening at the Autry Center featured an inspiring story of contemporary Native American youth living on the reservation. The Study Away teachers actively participated in the talking back session after the play and made a lasting WKU impression for the cast members and the audience as well.

To learn more about the Study Away Program in LA, visit  here

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Meet the Web Designer

Hello, I am April Yates, the website coordinator for this page. I am a WKU Art Education Class of 2013 and Graphic Design Class of 2006. I hope you enjoy the website! If you have any questions or comments please contact Dr. Miwon Choe at miwon.choe@wku.edu or myself at april.yates@topper.wku.edu. Please visit me here or at apriljaneluvsart.weebly.com

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