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Art and Design

Meet Us

Our faculty is devoted to providing thorough and thoughtful preparation for a career in art education. Likewise, our students are passionate about getting the most from their major. Learn more about us from the profiles listed below.

Program Faculty

Post-Baccalaureate Initial Licensure

Jason CarrollAbout Jason

I chose Art Education as my major because: I have a passion for art and I want to share that passion with the young

What do you like most about our Art Education program? I have learned what it means to teach with purpose--to advocate for our children whom may not feel they have a voice as well as discovering the many ways we can become quality educators and successful facilitators for growth.

What would you say to prospective students still hesitant to declare Art Ed as a major? I have never felt alone in this program. My colleagues as well as the educators in my classes have always been supportive of my growth and will work with you to become a successful educator.

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About Megan

I chose Art Education as my major because: As an artist I never felt quite fulfilled in the lonesome of my studio. I knew I was meant to open up the world to others through art.

What do you like most about our Art Education program? The intimacy and empowerment to use your voice and know you have a place to call home as you navigate becoming a new/preservice arts educator.

What would you say to prospective students still hesitant to declare Art Ed as a major?You are given the opportunity everyday to change the life of someone through art. How amazing is that?

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Class of 2021

About Jacqulyne

I chose Art Education as my major because: I want to help people express themselves and make cool things they’re proud of, calms their soul, gives them happiness.

What do you like most about our Art Education program? I like that I am doing something bigger than myself--something meaningful.

What would you say to prospective students still hesitant to declare Art Ed as a major? If you are not happy or questioning your current major--just go for it! You’ll most likely be much happier or more at ease like I now am.

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Brooke HenryAbout Brooke

What do you like most about our Art Education program? The thing I like most about UD’s art education major is the fact that the program is small. So, it is easy to reach out to someone who is happy to help.

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Sarah McGonigleAbout Sarah

Minoring in: Art History and Photography

I chose Art Education as my major because: It combines my love of art and creating with my need to help others! I could never pick between the two (Fine Arts and Education) so I combined them.

What would you say to prospective students still hesitant to declare Art Education as a major? Even if you’re still unsure of Art Education, I was too. Talk through what you really want out of life and if that aligns with arts and education, then you’re in the right place.

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About Shayna

Shayna is in the graduating class of 2021.

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Class of 2022

About Katherine

Majors: Art Education and Secondary Religious Education

I chose Art Education as my major because: I want to make a difference in kids’ lives just as my art teachers in high school did. I want to be able to provide a space where students are able to be themselves and not worried about judgement.

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Hannah KellyAbout Hannah

What would you say to prospective students still hesitant to declare Art Ed as a major? Don’t be hesitant, this program is full of fun and challenges. The outcome of all the classes are wonderful.

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Margaret KlepaczAbout Margaret

I chose Art Education as my major because: I love to help, listen to, and encourage kids. I also chose art education because making art is a wonderful process that everyone should experience.

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Devan MosesAbout Devan

I chose Art Education as my major because: I chose my major because of my senior year of high school. My art teacher really influenced my movement into art education. I also want to be an art teacher because I want my students to be able to express themselves through all forms of art and media.

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Class of 2023

About Hannah

I chose Art Education as my major because: It is the perfect combination of both the thing I love, art, and helping others.

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About Domenica

I chose Art Education as my major because: I have a passion in art and I have always loved the idea of being a teacher (I have had experience teaching children) so I decided to put the two together.

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About Emma

What do you like most about our Art Education program? I absolutely love my VAF 104 Foundation drawing class. I feel so calm and happy when I draw. It’s like therapy to me.

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About Claire

What do you like most about our Art Education program? What I love the most about the art education program is the community in this major. There is so much support and friendly people that are always willing to help with anything.

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About Sydney

I chose Art Education as my major because: I want to show people that art heals everyone.

What do you like most about our Art Education program? The work time.

What would you say to prospective students still hesitant to declare Art Ed as a major? DO IT! Why wouldn’t you want to teach art to kids? It sounds so awesome.

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Department of Art and Design

Fitz Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2923
937-229-3237
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