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Preservice Division

The History and Current Mission of the NAEA Preservice Division

As the newest Division, NAEA Preservice is growing and thriving. Representing and supporting all college students in Art Education and related fields, undergraduate and graduate, the Preservice Division works to foster the next face of Art Education in our nation.

We owe it all to the support of the NAEA as a whole, and the visionary leadership of our Student Chapter Presidents. Key members of the Student Chapter Issues Group put forth a request to the Board for consideration to become a full-fledged seat at the table. After careful study, the Board recommended action by the 2013 Delegates Assembly. Once presented the recommendation to the 2013 Assembly; registered delegates voted unanimously to recommend the establishment of a new Preservice Division to the membership for their consideration and vote. Members voted yes on the proposed new Preservice Division and related amendment to the NAEA Constitution.

The Preservice Division leadership structure has since transitioned to align with the NAEA Division structures, now consisting of a Division Director and Regional Division Directors. Representing 11% of the total NAEA membership, we are a dedicated and engaged voice in the field. We now have a wide array of leadership roles available for full-time Art Education and related field college students.

There is always room for more connections and contacts within this growing Division. Please join, follow, and friend the Preservice Division on our various social media platforms. Also, connect with our leadership directly via phone or e-mail. Share what is working with your Student Chapter, and look to other Student Chapters for support and ideas.  Below are all of the ways you can get involved now.

Enroll as a Student and as an Institution
Contact the Preservice Division Board members to learn how to register your Student Chapter, and to learn about the many benefits to joining and maintaining membership with NAEA Preservice Division.

Student Chapter Handbook
An updated version of the Student Chapter Handbook is coming soon.

Connect to Our Online Community
For information beyond our monthly newsletters, click here to join the NAEA Preservice Division listserv. You can also add the NAEA Preservice to your Google+ circles for updates and announcements.

Archived Newsletters
New! NAEA Preservice Division Newsletter

Volume One, Issue 1: September 2015
Volume One, Issue 2: October 2015
Volume One, Issue 3: November 2015

Get Involved
Complete this form to tell us what we can do to benefit your Art Education student experience.

Nominate Yourself or a Colleague for an NAEA Award
Retired Art Education Association Issues Group (RAEA) Student Chapter Award
New Professional Art Educator Award
Award Information | Award Rubric | Nomination Forms

Contact Us
Contact the Preservice Division Board Members

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