DESIGN-ED is a collaboration of PreK-12 teachers, schools, administrators, universities, designers, organizations, businesses, museums, institutions, individuals, and others supporting design education initiatives in K-12 schools.

We support all disciplines of design education in PreK-12 schools and teacher education programs.

The purpose of the DESIGN-ED coalition is to develop policies of support for design education at the international, national, state, and local school district levels.

The mission of the DESIGN-ED coalition is:

  1. to initiate the implementation of design education licensure at the appropriate governing levels;
  2. to encourage PreK-12 design students and their teachers to become more aware of and ideally become active members of their communities through design; and
  3. to foster worldwide partnerships with design, education, and business organizations to better support the efforts of PreK-12 design educators around the globe.

The DESIGN-ED coalition trustees are:

Robin Vande Zande
Associate Professor / Coordinator of Art Education at Kent State University

Joe Schwartz
Computer Graphics and Design Teacher at Spotswood High School
Adjunct Professor at Robert Busch School of Design, Michael Graves College of Kean University

For more information regarding our organization’s goals, please feel free to download our full framework document HERE

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