Master of Arts, Art Education

The program of study leading to the degree of Master of Arts in Art Education is designed to provide advanced level professional study for students who are interested in research in art education. It can serve as preparation for a variety of careers, such as museum education, community arts, arts advocacy, arts policy formation; professional development for art teachers and supervisors in the public schools; and as preparation for the doctoral degree.

In addition to required courses in art education, students can choose electives from studio, art education and art history, and any other graduate courses offered by the university that complement their studies or professional aspirations. Specific course selection is determined in consultation with the student's adviser. Students may simultaneously study for teaching certification but graduate credit is not usually granted for such study. A thesis is required.

ARTE 402Artistic Development4
ARTE 501Issues in Art Education4
ARTE 502Curriculum Development in Art4
ARTE 505Foundations of Art Education4
Thesis Hours Required–ARTE 599 (min/max applied toward degree)4
Electives12
Total Hours32

Other Requirements1

Other requirements may overlap
Candidates must spend at least two semesters or the equivalent in residence.
Minimum 500-level Hours Required Overall: 12
Certification requirements, if needed: 40-44
Minimum GPA: 2.75
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For additional details and requirements refer to the department's graduate studies requirements and the Graduate College Handbook.