John's Thoughts on Texas State
Why Texas State
The education program
is nationally renowned.
Why Studio Art
I love to share my knowledge with others and plan to do so as an art teacher.
To be a lifelong learner, teach art education and one day become a director of art. I will be pursuing my master’s in art education and would love to be a professor at Texas State.
How My Major Will Help Me Reach My Goals
The knowledge and classroom experience I have acquired at Texas State have prepared me to be a successful educator from the standpoint of planning and executing classroom instruction and appropriate curriculum for every age group. My major has given me the opportunity to learn about artists, art techniques, styles and philosophies used in becoming a well-rounded educator.
Teri Evans-Palmer. Her enthusiasm for the arts and for teaching extends beyond the classroom. She was always willing to help in any way possible with projects, learning outside the classroom, and stressing the importance of participating in extracurricular activities in your field. She also is a role model for lifelong learning and professionalism.
My Most Valuable Learning Experience at Texas State
I had no digital media experience before coming to Texas State, so I went into Eloiese Krabbenhoft’s digital media classroom fearful of the unknown. From the very beginning Mrs. Krabbenhoft was a positive influence as I struggled to learn applications in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. She helped me see that mistakes are the only ways of learning, and in making mistakes we become better at what we’re trying to do.
My Best Studying Advice
Be persistent, be diligent, give yourself ample time, and prepare, prepare, prepare. It also helps to love what you are learning.
My Clubs and Organizations National Art Education Association Texas Art Education Association Student Chapter, National Art Education Association
Honors and Awards
Francis Henry Scholarship
Brightest Star Award
Summa cum laude
Best Campus Hangout
The Mitte Art Building. It is where I am most creative.
What I Tell Future Texas State Students
For education majors there is no better place to learn, and for all other majors you will love the campus, the students and the faculty.