Art Teachers

Art Teacher and Students

Art teachers instruct students how to produce, appreciate, and understand the fine arts. Like teachers in other fields, they develop teaching outlines and lesson plans, give lectures, facilitate discussions and activities, keep class attendance records, assign homework, and evaluate student progress. Elementary school art teachers instruct younger students in the basics of art, such as colors and basic drawing, while secondary school art teachers and college art professors generally specialize in one area of art, such as studio art, photography, ceramics, or computer imaging. This article will focus on art teachers at the elementary and secondary levels, as well as those who teach self-enrichment classes at private educational institutions and other settings.

Next Section: History

Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Duties Teach students how to produce art and appreciate and understand the fine arts
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $100,000
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country, but are best in large, metropolitan areas
Minimum Education Level
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Speech
Experience Student teaching
Personality Traits
  • Artistic
  • Helpful
  • Social
  • Digital Media
  • Drawing/Design
  • Teaching
Certification or Licensing Required
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Fair
Outlook About as Fast as the Average
Career Ladder
  • Principal or Art Professor
  • Art Teacher
  • Student Teacher

Related Industries