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Visual Arts Education (K-12 Level)


Visual Arts Education

Endorsement Code:


Available To:

Secondary-level Certified Teachers

Description of Endorsement:

The Visual Arts Education (LQ) endorsement allows secondary-level certified teachers to teach visual arts and art as well as related courses including art history, art appreciation, design, and computer graphics and design, in grades K-12. The College of Education will recommend teachers for the Visual Arts Education endorsement upon successful completion of all required coursework and taking and passing the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) Visual Arts Education subject-area test.

Associated MTTC Test:

095 Visual Arts Education

(Students should indicate SVSU Institution Code #24 when registering for the MTTC test.)

Required Coursework:

To add this endorsement to an existing teaching certificate select the following link for a list of required courses.  Visual Arts Education

To avoid taking courses not needed, students are encouraged to first meet with a College of Education Certification Advisor to review your undergraduate coursework and determine a plan of study.

Upon completion of all program requirements, students must submit a completed endorsement application on the MOECS website at to add this endorsement to their teaching certificate.

While the above information represents the most current advising information available, be aware that certain factors may change affecting the validity of this information, such as changes mandated by the Michigan Department of Education. For this reason, students are STRONGLY advised to consult a certification advisor frequently throughout the duration of their program.

Last Updated: March 6, 2024

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