As part of their course work, art education majors prepare themselves professionally by working with art teachers and their students in local schools. This begins with the first education and art education classes and continues through the internship. They also take part in local and regional community service, and work with area cultural organizations. Additional professional preparation occurs as students participate as members or officers in the National Art Education Association Winthrop Student Chapter. This involves future artist/teachers in service and educational activities while developing leadership skills essential to the field of art education. You can also read more information about Student Academic Services (SAS) Internships from the College of Education.