Shannon Atwell

Graphic Design Major
Studied in London, England

"By far, it was the most incredible experience of my life. Not only did I make lifelong friends from all over the world, I was able to travel to ten different countries, be inspired by my surroundings, and fully immerse myself in a new culture."

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Art Education

Marywood's art education program develops teachers who are competent in studio art, art history, aesthetics, and art criticism. Our bachelor's degree in art education leads to K-12 certification.

Our art education program includes coursework in:

  • A wide variety of art courses to give you experience in using diverse art media and studio processes.
  • Art history, from prehistoric to contemporary.
  • Social, economic, and cultural influences that influence the visual arts.
  • Developmental and educational psychology, to help you understand the cognitive and affective development of children.
  • English language learning and special needs accommodations, to prepare you for all types of learners.
  • Teaching model lessons, preparing unit plans, and researching materials.

Marywood boasts an active student chapter of PAEA (Pennsylvania Art Education Association). For more information on our Art Education program, contact Ann Marie Castelgrande at

Download the course sequence sheet for a breakdown of classes each semester.

Marywood also offers a graduate degree in art education.