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National Association of Schools of Art and Design Accredited

The Watkins College of Art is a fully accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. The Watkins College of Art recognizes the importance of a comprehensive education in art and design by offering programs relevant to a range of traditional artistic disciplines and encouraging creativity, practice, and scholarship. Our programs integrate experiences in perennial foundational skills with emerging concepts and technologies for students desiring to pursue the visual arts as a profession or as a focus for graduate studies.

The Art Education degree path leads to certification upon successful completion of degree and passing the required Art assessment examsThe State of Tennessee certification for Art Education has teacher license reciprocity with many states. Click here to view a list of member states of the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement who have signed reciprocity agreements with Tennessee.