Empower the next generation of artists through teaching. At A&M-Commerce our Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Studio Art with teaching emphasis provides you with both an intensive background in theoretical knowledge and professional skills in studio art and instructional strategies and teaching methods. To teach you must successfully complete at least two TExES examinations (Texas Examinations of Educator Standards); one in the content area and one in the area of pedagogy and professional responsibilities. 

Where It Is Offered Commerce
Duration 4 years
Foreign Language No foreign language credits required
Delivery Face-To-Face
Total Credit Hours 135 hours
Thesis Requirements No thesis required
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SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED WITH A DEGREE IN art

What you will learn

A degree in art will offer you the opportunity to:

  • Understand various teaching methodologies.
  • Explore the global history of art, from prehistoric periods to today.
  • Consider instructional strategies that engage all learners.
students in classroom listening to professor.

Careers

A&M-Commerce art graduates are positioned to transition quickly when internship and job opportunities present themselves in local school districts. As a graduate, you will use your artistic skills and effective instructional strategies to engage the next generation of artists in a variety of learning environments.

Career Possibilities and Current Median Salaries

Art Educator, Elementary and Secondary Schools
$60,580

Information from the US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2020

Featured Courses

Art educator workshop.

Course Delivery

Our program offers courses face-to-face at the main campus in Commerce. You can also take some courses online. Our courses are offered in the fall and spring semesters, as well as summer terms.

Student Organizations

Get your hands dirty with the MUD Club, a student organization that promotes interest in the ceramic arts on campus. Enjoy field trips, artist visits and additional ceramic workshop opportunities. Participate in fundraising for a trip to the annual National Ceramics Conference (NCECA) and enjoy fellowship with your creative peers.

Ceramic art pieces on tables in art gallery.

Undergraduate Program Costs

Program Costs

Tuition and fees for undergraduate students taking 12 credit hours are $4,212 for Texas residents and $9,108 for non-residents.

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