Preservice Division


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. Download the NAEA Preservice Student Chapter Registration Form.

Student Chapter Handbook

View the Student Chapter Handbook. It is our hope that you will find this handbook useful, and that these and other NAEA and NAEA Preservice support documents will aid you in creating your best possible NAEA Student Chapter.

Student Chapter Syllabus

To help keep your NAEA Student Chapter active and focused for the 2016-2017 school year, we’ve devised a Student Chapter Syllabus to help guide your efforts. This month-by-month resource will help you implement strategic goals of the NAEA, and help you to reach multiple chapter goals.

Connect to Our Online Community

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

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Jessica Burton Aulisio

Preservice Division Director (Term: 2017-2019)

Preservice Art Educator


Jessica Burton Aulisio

Preservice Division Director (Term: 2017-2019)

Preservice Art Educator

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