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Meet requirements for teaching in MN high schools

Certificate in Teaching Art History

Certificate in Teaching Art History

Created in consultation with St. Paul Public Schools, the University of St. Thomas credentialing program meets the Higher Learning Commission’s (HLC) requirements for teaching art history in Minnesota high schools. According to the new HLC requirements, teachers who deliver these courses must have 18 credit hours of graduate coursework in art history.

Our graduate courses focus on issues and problems in art history, the process of defining and carrying out a research agenda, the use of various methodologies and theories to define and interpret evidence, critical analysis of the ethics of collecting and displaying works of art, and the ability to read both analytically and critically original and scholarly material. The program emphasizes an inclusive perspective that encompasses a range of media and global cultures and a contextual approach to art that examines its social, economic, political, and religious importance.

Two students standing in the American Museum of Asmat Art

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Department Highlight

Take advantage of the opportunity to explore various galleries on campus, including the American Museum of Asmat Art, the University Art Collection and the Department of Art History Gallery. In addition, the University St. Thomas and Bartholomew Voorsanger entered an agreement in 2015 to open the Voorsanger Architects Archive, which holds select projects in digital, oral and physical media.

Voorsanger Architects Archive