Use Your Love of Art to Teach

Art Education is a studio-based Major program of study that professionally prepares artist-educators for creative careers as certified Visual Arts teachers. The Art Education Major combines hands-on studio art and art history instruction in the Art Department with esteemed teacher preparation in the College of Education.

The Art Education Major is done in conjunction with the Madonna University Secondary Provisional Teaching Certificate Program. Because Art Education is a State of Michigan “Comprehensive Major” a teaching minor is not required.

Students in the Art Education Major plus Teacher Certification Program:

  • learn to facilitate youth development of hand-skills, imagination, and creativity
  • become fully prepared to lead Art learning in elementary, middle and high schools
  • develop extensive expertise with Visual Arts lesson planning
  • gain technical expertise to expertly connect Arts learning with other subject areas

Degrees Offered


Faculty Bios

Christine K. SeguinAssociate Professor, Art Department
Chair, Visual Arts Education

M.Ed., Ed.D. Wayne State University

B.A., University of Detroit


734-432-5711, 1611

Christine K. Seguin

Dr. Chris Seguin is an Associate Professor and the Art Department Chair. She advises students in the Fine Arts and Art Education (Art teacher certification) Majors.

Studio ceramics, art history and humanities courses are among the offerings Dr. Seguin enjoys teaching. A certified art teacher and a multi-media artist, Dr. Seguin is deeply interested in students actively developing their capacities of imagination, ingenuity and creativity for generating new ideas and developing innovation skills. Her scholarship focuses on the role of creativity in place-based education that supports local communities in becoming more environmentally aware, socially just and prosperous.

As a volunteer Dr. Seguin supports the Community Action Network (CAN) Art & Design programs in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She also leads the annual “Empty Bowls” initiatives at Madonna. This ongoing Service Learning Project engages students in ceramics courses and service organizations in supporting the work of the Gleaners Food Bank, which fights hunger across the Wayne, Oakland and Macomb Counties’ region.

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Robin M. WardInstructor, Graphic Design

M.A.T., Madonna University

B.F.A., College for Creative Studies


734-432-5710, 1609

Robin M. Ward

One of Robin’s favorite parts of teaching is staying actively connected to her former students as they move powerfully into the design field and become talented colleagues. It’s a delightful and common testament that graduates from Madonna University's Graphic Design program consistently reach back, expressing their gratitude, visiting with current graphic design students, and requesting Madonna Graphic Design students as interns or employees.

In addition to teaching, Robin has had a long career in graphic design, working for ad agencies, in house graphic design departments, and running her own graphic design and illustration business. Maintaining an active connection to Detroit’s graphic design community allows her to remain in tuned to current trends and technologies in the business as well as providing valuable lessons and connections with real world perspective for her students’ enrichment.

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