Jazmin Rodriguez '21 holding completed print piece.
Art student preparing screen printing project.

Art Education Major

The Art Education Major is a new program at Iowa Wesleyan, taught by experienced educators who are current in the field. The individual attention from faculty and advisors provides a strong mentorship environment for you, ensuring you will graduate on time.

Students involved in our program will:

  • Develop the knowledge and skills to be successful
  • Cultivate a knowledge base suitable for admittance into graduate study programs
  • Expand global cultural awareness through levels of engagement

You will gain “real world,” hands-on experience with opportunities to be in the classroom as early as Spring of your Freshman year. With more student teaching and practicum hours than required, Iowa Wesleyan provides great networking connections for increased employment opportunities upon graduation.

With our Ninth-Semester program, you have the opportunity to complete several endorsements with little extra cost. The courses listed on the attached Checksheet are required for State licensure as an elementary teacher and are mandatory for those graduating in 2015 and later.

This program includes:

  • Hands-on experiential learning
  • Student-faculty research projects
  • Developing critical thinking and communication skills
  • Building relationships within the field and community at large
  • Applying a unique understanding of education

Teacher Education Program

The baccalaureate Education program at Iowa Wesleyan University is approved and accredited by the Iowa Department of Education and the Board of Educational Examiners.

The U.S. Department of Education has implemented regulations that require Iowa Wesleyan University to make public whether a program will fulfill the educational requirements for professional licensure or certification required for employment in an occupation. This information, for each US state/jurisdiction, and more information can be found here: https://www.iw.edu/consumer-information/

The teacher education programs of IW are accredited by the Iowa Department of Education and by the Higher Learning Commission. The Commission is located at 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, Illinois 60604. Telephone: 800-621-7440. Website: https://www.hlcommission.org/.

Section 207 of Title II of the Higher Education Act mandates that each institution of higher education, which conducts a teacher preparation program that enrolls students receiving Federal assistance under this Act, shall report to the State and the general public the following information:  a) total number of students enrolled in the Teacher Preparation Program (admitted and student teachers); b) number of student teachers; c) total number of supervising faculty for student teachers; d) total number of weeks of supervised student teaching ; and e) average number of hours per week of student participation in supervised student teaching.

Art Education Major (Licensure)

Complete all of the following:

EDUC 110 Introduction to Teacher Education
EDUC 261 Early Experience in the Schools
EDUC 294 Foundations of Education
EDUC 295 Curriculum Development and Evaluation
EDUC 296 Educational Psychology

EDUC 215 Technological Applications in the Classroom
EDUC 262 Participation & Analysis in the Schools
EDUC 263 Participation & Analysis in the Schools
EDUC 301 Education of Exceptional Persons
EDUC 302 Classroom Management
EDUC 305 Elementary School Science Methods
EDUC 314 Foundations of Elementary Literacy Methods
EDUC 323 Elementary School Math Methods
EDUC 331 Elementary School Social Studies Methods
EDUC 338 Children’s Literature
EDUC 345 Methods of Elementary Written Communication
EDUC 357 Human Relations/Global Perspective/Educators
EDUC 390 Elementary Specials Methods
EDUC 402 Seminar for Student Teachers
EDUC 442 & 443 Practicum in Elementary School

ART 201 Basic Studio and Design
ART 215 Painting I
ART 216 Ceramics I
ART 219 Drawing I
ART 225 Painting II
ART 226 Ceramics II
ART 229 Drawing II
ART 259 Printmaking I
ART 381 History of Art I
ART 382 History of Art II
DMD 109 Survey of Multimedia
DMD 207 Photography I
DMD 310 Digital Illustration
EDUC 303 Elementary School Art Methods
EDUC 396A Secondary School Special Methods: ART

Elementary Education Endorsements

  • K-8/5-12 Art
  • K-8/5-12 Reading

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  • K-8/5-12 Special Education (Instructional Strategist I)
  • K-8/5-12 Athletic Coaching

Career Outcomes

2021 Median Pay
Elementary School Teacher


Campus Activity Board (C.A.B)

Campus Activity Board (C.A.B)

Campus Activity Board (C.A.B) is a student-run organization whose mission is to bring entertainment and engagement to the students of Iowa Wesleyan University.

IW Hands Club

IW Hands Club

The IW Hands Service Club focuses on service-learning and living the Iowa Wesleyan motto of being tenacious, inspired, global, engaged, and respectful.

Art Club

Art Club

The Art Club is open to any majors at any skill level as the desire is to improve and create with individuals at their own pace.


Meet The Professors

Lisa Augsburger

Student Teach Supervisor

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Shawna Hudson

Professor of Education
Chadwick Library; Room 212

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Lane Levine

Associate Professor of Physical Education, Exercise Science and Wellness
Chadwick Library; Room 118

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Jaime Martinez

Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Science Hall; Room 213

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Cheyrl Newland

Associate Professor of Education and Education Division Chair
Chadwick Library; Room 116

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Assistant Professor of Physical Education
Chadwick Library; Room 102

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Caleb Robertson

Instructor of Exercise Science and Wellness and Physical Education
Chadwick Library; Room 119

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Associate Professor of Education
Chadwick Library; Room 103

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Assistant Professor of Education
Chadwick Library, Room 120

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Assistant Professor of Teacher Education - Literacy
Chadwick Library; Room 101

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Meredith Wohlleber

Teacher Education Program Associate
Chadwick Library; Room 104

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