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Art Education

97%
EMPLOYMENT RATE
Within 9 months after graduation
14:1
RATIO
Of students to faculty
100%
OF INCOMING STUDENTS
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Passion for artistic creativity

Prepare yourself to guide young learners’ for a life full of creative possibilities.

Mount Mercy’s experience and history in education offers students one of the most highly regarded programs in the state, with students routinely landing excellent jobs right after graduation. Under the guidance of our experienced faculty, and through curriculum specific to your endorsement area, you’ll graduate from Mount Mercy with a professional licensure to teach art.

Having students from Mount Mercy in our classrooms allows for different, fulfilling experiences. The college learners bring new teaching elements into the classroom that help keep our young minds alert and interested.

Beth Globokar
Regis Middle School Principal

Curriculum

Get the best of both worlds.

Splitting your time between the art and design and education departments means you experience a well-balanced curriculum. Learn from faculty who practice what they teach and bring their practical experience to the classroom.

While fulfilling the required teaching experience, you’re immersed in MMU’s Professional Development School, one of the only programs in Iowa that places students in local schools while completing their coursework. This invaluable experience helps you transition into professional careers while you seek full-time teaching positions.

Mount Mercy University’s education  program prepares successful students for licensure within the state of Iowa. Mount Mercy has not determined if the curriculum meet licensure requirements in other states. Mount Mercy’s education program is approved by the Iowa Department of Education.

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What are the next steps?

Mount Mercy offers competitive tuition and generous scholarships.

We also encourage all students to apply for federal, state, and other kinds of financial assistance.

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We make it easy by accepting applications year-round! No deadline, no fee, no pressure.

  1. Create your application

  2. Apply under standard admissions criteria or go "test optional"

  3. Request official transcripts from all institutions previously attended. Mail to:

* Mount Mercy University Admissions
  1330 Elmhurst Drive NE
  Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402

* If you are applying for an accelerated program, please mail to "Accelerated Programs"

For more detailed instructions on how to apply, see our Admissions page.

Careers in art education

Hands-on training through partnerships.

Mount Mercy graduates with a Bachelor of Arts degree in art education find success in public, private, and charter schools, at community service agencies, childcare facilities, and with youth service institutions.

For those who want to take their careers to the next level, Mount Mercy offers a Master of Arts in Education with emphasis areas available specializations in reading, special education and teacher leadership.