Art Education

Art education majors receive the best teaching degree in Cedar Rapids through a combination of art and education courses. The secondary education program allows students to double major in secondary education as well as art, which forms their art endorsement.

The university’s art education degree is designed for students who wish to pursue a career as an art teacher in K-12 grade levels.  Secondary education majors at Mount Mercy can begin student teaching in their junior year – a full year earlier than students at other institutions. Graduates go into the workforce with one additional year of on the job experience, making them highly sought after by employers.

Earning an art education degree from Mount Mercy University provides unusual opportunities in Cedar Rapids and eastern Iowa due to the university’s strong partnerships with art and education organizations.

Art scholarships are available to incoming freshmen and transfer students with an interest and talent in art. This scholarship is open to majors and non-majors alike for up to $3,000 a year, and renewable up to for years for a total of $12,000.