Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

First Advisor

Dr. Cheryl L. Williams

Document Type



Faculty of Arts and Sciences




This research was meant as an exploration of design education from a variety of angles. These investigations informed me, a pre-service art educator, in how I can teach design within my curriculum as well as advocate for design education in my professional career. I focused on two aspects of design: designed products representing the human made world that surrounds us, sometimes referred to as applied arts; and the design process, or design thinking, a reflective process. In an attempt to get a full view of the importance of and applications for design in the art education classroom, I researched through both literature and practice.

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