Art Education, Art, MA

  • An art teacher instructs a group of students in a painting studio
  • Program Summary

    • Online + Three-week summer intensive studio sessions
    • 24 months part-time to complete, 30 credits
    • Fulfill PDE Level II Certification Requirements
    • You can apply now for this program, which begins with the summer 2019 semester. This program features rolling, open admission deadlines.
  • Choose an Art Education MA that Fits Your Life and Career

    As a working art educator, you share your love of art with your students every day. You need a master’s degree program that fits smoothly into your life and gives you practical insights you can apply in your classroom.

    Our Art MA, Art Education Track is designed to perfectly suit your situation. You’ll take classes online during the academic year and create art using a variety of your favorite mediums during a three-week, summer, intensive studio session.

    You’ll also complete an independent research project that enables you to integrate your current teaching practice.

    This master’s degree program fulfills the requirements for PDE Level II Certification in a way that blends conveniently into your life as an art educator.

    We Make Your Time Count with Carefully Considered Courses

    We’ve creatively considered the classes you’ll take as a working art educator, so the time you invest in the online coursework does more than move you toward your degree. It breathes new ideas and perspectives into your lesson plans throughout the year. 

    Some of the areas you’ll study in this broad-based, research oriented program:

    • Precepts of contemporary fine art aesthetics
    • Pedagogy
    • Professional practices in the creation of art
    • Interrelationships between works of art
    • Contemporary theories
    • Visual culture
    • Art history
    • Reflective practice teaching

    In addition, our faculty is well known for specialties in early childhood art, teaching students with special needs, digital applications in art education, and curriculum design.
    

    Satisfy Your Inner Artist with Our Three-Week Summer Studio Session

    While teaching art is very rewarding, it can be refreshing and inspiring to trade roles in the classroom and get professional feedback as you create works of art.

    You’ll work with a variety of art forms in our three-week, summer, intensive studio session, which you’ll take in two separate summers. Housing on campus is available at weekly rates.
    

    Program Requirements - Art Education Track, Art, MA (Total 30 Credits)

    Student will submit a proposal for their Synthesis Independent Research Project and undergo a candidacy review upon the completion of 12-15 credits.  

    I. Major Concentration (24 Credits)

    • ART 610     Creative Inquiry: Visual Concepts, 3 credits
    • ART 611     Creative Inquiry: Inter-Media Contexts, 3 credits
    • ART 525     Critical Practice, 3 credits
    • ART 620     Art and Visual Culture, 3 credits
    • ART 615     Art Seminar, 3 credits
    • ARED 640  Curriculum Theory and Practice, 3 credits
    • ARED 730  Teaching Studio Art, 3 credits

    Select One from the Following Courses:

    • ACE 600      Introduction to Instructional Technology Design, 3 credits
    • ACE 640      Community Based Education, 3 credits
    • EDEX 569    Education of Persons with Emotional, Behavioral Disorders, Learning Disabilities, or Brain Injury, 3 credits
    • EDEX 578    Education of Persons with Mental Retardation, Developmental Disabilities and Physical/Multiple Disabilities, 3 credits
    • EDSP 748    Fundamental of Behavior Change, 3 credits
    • EDSP 576    Foundations of Behavior Analysis, 3 credits
    • EDSP 577    Assessment of Student Learning, 3 credits

    II. Graduate-Level Elective (3 Credits)

    III. Synthesis (3 Credits)

    • ART 699     Independent Study, 3 credits

    Suggested Progression Through the Program

    The Art Education Master’s Degree program has rolling admission, allowing students to enter the program at various times during the year, though a summer start is preferred.

    This degree fulfills the requirements for PDE Level II Certification.

    Those Starting in Odd-Numbered Years

    Year One

    Summer 1 Session Summer 2 Session Fall Spring

    ART 615

    Art Seminar (online)

    ART 610

    Visual Concepts (studio on campus, three weeks in July)

    ART 730

    Teaching Studio Art (online)

    ART 525

    Critical Practice (online)


    Year Two

    Summer 1 Session Summer 2 Session Fall Spring

    ART 640

    Curriculum Theory and Practice (online)

    ART 611

    Inter Media Contexts (studio on campus, three weeks in July)

    ART 620

    Arts and Visual Culture (online)

    ART 699

    Independent Research Project

    Pedagogy Elective (online) Free Elective (online or campus)

    Candidacy Review


    Those Starting in Even-Numbered Years

    Year One
    

    Summer 1 Session Summer 2 Session Fall Spring

    ART 640

    Curriculum Theory and Practice (online)

    ART 610

    Visual Concepts (studio on campus, three weeks in July)

    ART 620

    Arts and Visual Culture (online)

    ART 525

    Critical Practice (online)


    Year Two

    Summer 1 Session Summer 2 Session Fall Spring

    ART 615

    Art Seminar (online)

    ART 611

    Inter Media Contexts (studio on campus, three weeks in July)

    ART 620

    Arts and Visual Culture (online)

    ART 699

    Independent Research Project

    Pedagogy Elective (online) Free Elective (online or campus)

    Candidacy Review