The Bachelor of Art in Art Education (B.A.A.E.) program at the University of Maine at Presque Isle is a four-year (121 credits) degree program intended to prepare teachers to teach the visual arts in the Public School System principally in the United States and also in Canada. This preparation has two facets: (1) learning about the pedagogical implications of art education, and (2) developing creative abilities in the learner, while addressing intellectual, emotional, and moral issues associated with daily living.
This program includes instruction in the studio art subjects, art education subjects, and general education courses in addition to the general core curriculum. The program aims to create students/teachers who are critical thinkers, problem solvers, open-minded, and willing to change the purpose and function of things. Art teachers should be prepared to create for others the space and atmosphere where such learning practices will take place.
The candidate for the Bachelor of Art in Art Education is required to maintain a 3.25 average in all fine arts, art education, and general education courses and an overall GPA of 2.75.
All candidates for the bachelor's degree must complete the General Education Curriculum.