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Art Education Careers

Make a living AND make a difference.

To be a teacher is to live every day knowing that you make an impact on the next generation. Each day is an opportunity to model behaviors and provide life-changing guidance.

In the Art Education program, immersion in the latest and most relevant teaching practices will prepare you to meet the current nationwide teacher shortage and be a leader and innovator in the classroom. Increased demand for teachers combined with the recent passing of federal legislation acknowledging the core, essential nature of arts education means that graduates of the program have an excellent employment outlook.

Possible Careers

  • Art Educator (Elementary/Secondary)
  • Art Museum Educational Staff
  • Community Arts Program Director
  • Art Advocate
  • Art Supervisor/Administrator
  • Education Curator
  • After-School Program Coordinator
  • Private Art Tutor

Where KCAD Art Education alumni work


All over the state of Michigan, including:

  • Saugatuck Public Schools (Saugatuck, MI)
  • Jenison Public Schools (Jenison, MI)
  • Forest Hills Public Schools (Ada, MI)
  • Rockford Public Schools (Rockford, MI)
  • Grand Rapids Public Schools (Grand Rapids, MI)
  • Fennville Public Schools (Fennville, MI)
  • Muskegon Heights Public Schools (Muskegon, MI)
  • Kentwood Public Schools (Kentwood, MI)
  • … and in districts across the country, including in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, North Carolina, South Carolina, Oregon, Texas, and Washington.*

*Wondering how teaching certification requirements vary from state to state? Click here to explore state-by-state requirements provided by teaching-certification.com.

Art Education alumni also work at art institutions including:

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