Examples of Possible Careers
- Visual arts teachers
- Preschool and Elementary teachers in traditional, special needs, plus technical schools, and museums, community and enrichment programs
- Middle school teachers in traditional, special needs, and technical schools, plus museums, community and enrichment programs
- High School teachers in traditional, special needs, and technical schools, plus museums, community and enrichment programs
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The Master of Arts degree in Art Education provides opportunities for those with a background in art education to develop a focused competence in the visual arts, as well as an intellectual understanding of the history and current issues of the field of art education. Students study quantitative and qualitative approaches to research.
The Art Education major includes the following optional concentration:
- The Non-Thesis Option concentration is available for students who chose to complete a master's project, instead of a thesis, as the culminating requirement.
National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university1
- Minimum 2.750 undergraduate GPA on a 4.000 point scale
- Official transcript(s)
- Résumé or curriculum vitae
- Goal statement that focuses on the philosophy of art education
- Three letters of recommendation
- English language proficiency - all international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning one of the following:
- Minimum 550 TOEFL PBT score (paper-based version)
- Minimum 79 TOEFL IBT score (Internet-based version)
- Minimum 77 MELAB score
- Minimum 6.5 IELTS score
- Minimum 58 PTE score
- Minimum 110 Duolingo test score
For more information about graduate admissions, please visit the Graduate Studies admission website. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission website.
Preference is given to the applicant holding a B.A., B.F.A. or B.S. degree in Art Education.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of the program will be able to:
- Understand the breadth of theoretical, philosophical, historical and practical issues in art education.
- Articulate how a plethora of issues is inherent in the field and constructed within wider frameworks of culture and society.
- Understand the purposes, functions and value of teaching art in PreK-12 art and other educational contexts.
- Understand and refine application of art education and education research methodology, methods and procedures.
- Demonstrate advanced comprehension of self-identified particular topics through detailed research investigation.
|ARTE 51004||PRE-KINDERGARTEN-12 DESIGN EDUCATION||3|
|ARTE 61101||RESEARCH SEMINAR IN ART EDUCATION 1||3|
|ARTE 61191||SEMINAR IN ART EDUCATION I 1||3|
|ARTE 61209||CANDIDACY REVIEW EXAMINATION:ART EDUCATION||1|
|ARTE 61291||SEMINAR IN ART EDUCATION II 1||3|
|Art History (ARTH) Electives||6|
|Studio Art (ARTS) Electives||9|
|Additional Requirements for Students Not Declaring a Concentration (Thesis option) or Non-Thesis Option Concentration|
|Choose from the following:||6|
|Minimum Total Credit Hours:||34|
|ART 67199||M.A.THESIS I 1||6|
|Minimum Total Credit Hours:||6|
|ARTE 61380||MASTER'S RESEARCH SEMINAR||2|
|ARTE 61398||MASTER'S PROJECT RESEARCH 3||1|
|Minimum Total Credit Hours:||6|
The thesis is a significant project or body of work done independently of other coursework. Students are expected to demonstrate the ability to conduct research or produce a significant, original project in a discriminating and disciplined manner. The thesis topic should be one that will further the student’s knowledge and ability in the specialty by demonstrating skill as a researcher. The outcome should be an effort that serves as a foundation for the pursuit of independent work when the graduate program is completed. At this stage, students are expected to work in close consultation with their thesis advisor.
The non-thesis option is appropriate for students in contexts in which research can be completed on their own practice, in most cases in their own art classrooms or other educational venues. The master’s project involves research, which focuses on participant/researcher studies in curriculum, classroom settings, grant implementation and/or community-based projects. Students articulate and refine knowledge, reflective practice (including critical self-reflection) and develop goals to improve practice or further understanding of phenomena within the field of art education.
Students select an elective course in consultation with their program advisor.