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2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art Education (K-12) Graduate Certificate

The graduate certificate in Art Education (K-12) is intended for those seeking to develop a knowledge and skill base that undergirds effective, equity focused teaching of art to K-12 learners from a range of backgrounds. A graduate certificate in Art Education is appropriate for K-12 teachers endorsed in areas outside of Art Education, K-12 teachers endorsed in Art Education at the undergraduate level, non-endorsed professionals whose work interfaces significantly with K-12/art education (e.g., museum, public-service agency), and those interested in home schooling. Coursework in this certificate is designed to lead to an additional endorsement in Art Education for teachers licensed in other areas in the state of Tennessee, pending transcript review*, passing appropriate licensure exams and recommendation of the faculty advisor.*

Campus Code

Distance Education
Knoxville Campus

Graduate Certificate Type


Admissions Standards/Procedures

  • Applicants can be currently admitted to a degree program at UTK or can apply solely for the Art Education K-12 Graduate Certificate through the Graduate Admissions Office.
  • All 12 credit hours of graduate coursework must be completed at the University of Tennessee within five years of applying for a certificate.

Academic Standards

Students must maintain a 3.50 graduate GPA in all certificate courses in the program and complete the requirements within five years of applying for a certificate.

Credit Hours Required

12 graduate credit hours

Required Courses

Non-Course Requirements

To receive the certificate, students must:
1) complete the Graduate Certificate Course Verification Form (located on the Graduate School webpage under the Forms Central tab) and
2) through MyUTK, apply to graduate from the certificate program.