Date of Award

May 2019

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science


Art Education

First Advisor

Christine Woywod-Veettil

Committee Members

Kim Cosier, Candance Doerr-Stevens


This mixed-methods research project provides a deeper understanding of creative confidence in preservice generalist teachers. This research provides insight into preservice generalist teachers’ preconceived notions and beliefs about creativity, and what aspects contribute to their creative confidence through analyzing data that reflects useful forms of preservice training for generalist teachers for them to become creatively confident leaders. This study generates strategies and recommendations for practice in teacher preparation programs and has potential to be further developed through additional study. This research contributes to a body of literature about one of art education’s continued challenges: contributing to the preparation of generalists.

Included in

Art Education Commons