Arts education fosters bright, creative, and socially engaged students who will be our next leaders, teachers, artists, engineers, and more.

Gain field experience beginning in your first year – giving you more confidence with students and preparation for your career.


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Pursuant to §52.21 of the regulations of the Commissioner of Education, the educator preparation programs offered by Daemen College are considered to be continuously accredited for purposes of meeting the New York State requirement that all such programs maintain continuous accreditation. We are also pursuing accreditation through the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP).

Program Benefits

  • Classes provide strong preparation for state Teacher Certification Exams.
  • Students engage in experiential learning to discover practical applications beyond the studio.
  • Daemen’s visual and performing arts faculty members are active professional artists with connections to the industry.
  • Experience a wide breadth of studio art and receive support for a deep exploration of art across media. 
  • Field experiences are available through Daemen’s partnerships with local public, private, and charter schools as well as educational agencies and community centers. 
  • Daemen’s Center for Interprofessional Learning and Simulation (CILS) provides students experiential learning opportunities to promote best practice and collaboration.
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Master's in Special Education

Stay for a fifth year and earn a master’s degree in special education in just three semesters! As a graduate student in our master’s in special education program, you will learn how to create lesson plans aligned to New York state’s Next Generation and Common Core learning standards, as well as understand the laws that protect students.

Career Outlook

Daemen graduates are teaching in many school districts and public school systems, including Buffalo, Williamsville, Clarence, Cheektowaga, New York City, Baltimore, and Myrtle Beach, among others. 

A number of our graduates have also advanced to working in educational administration.