MA in Art Education with Initial License

The Master of Arts program in Art Education with Initial License offers art education practice and theory for students with an undergraduate degree in a studio discipline. The program consists of courses in art education theory, methods and materials including pre-practicum experiences in gallery and school settings, student teaching, and a concluding clinical practicum to thoroughly prepare students to enter the field of teaching. Additional coursework may be necessary if undergraduate work does not satisfy minimum state requirements. The program can lead to professional licensure for teaching visual arts to children in preschool through grade 12.

The Master of Arts programs in Art Education and Art Education with Initial License allow students to concentrate on developing methods that teach children and adolescents to think visually and to create art that has personal meaning. Graduate students become a cohesive community of art educators and studio practitioners.

Art Education with Initial License Curriculum

Program for Certification (Pre-K8 and/or 5–12)

CFA AR 864 Elementary Methods of Art Education 4 cr
CFA AR 866 Secondary Methods of Art Education 4 cr
CFA AR 567 Teaching Art to Special Populations 2 cr
CFA AR 559 Contemporary Issues in Art Education 2 cr
CFA AR 566 Processes and Structures 4 cr
CFA AR 586 Child Growth and Development in Art Education 4 cr
CFA AR 563 Practicum Seminar Pre-K–8 2 cr
CFA AR 564 Practicum Seminar 5–12 2 cr
CFA AR 865 Visual Arts Pre-K–12 Curriculum Design and Planning 4 cr
CFA AR 765 Practicum Pre-K–8 4 cr
CFA AR 766 Practicum 5–12 4 cr
CFA AR 767 Clinical Practicum 4 cr
Education or studio elective 2 cr
Total 42 cr

Students select an elective in studio art or education in consultation with the student’s faculty advisor. Courses from which a student may select include but are not limited to:

  • CFA AR 548 Principles of Painting Tech. 2
  • CFA AR 589 Interactive Design
  • CFA AR 594 Graphic Design Theory
  • CFA AR 597 Experience Design
  • CFA AR 747 Advanced Printmaking
  • SED AP 526 Family and Community Engagement
  • SED CT 534 A Practical Approach to Classroom Management
  • SED DS 502 Adolescent Development
  • SED SO 520 Project Citizen: Promoting Civic Engagement
  • SED SE 504 An Introduction to Early Childhood Disabilities
  • SED SE 505 An Introduction to Severe Disabilities
  • SED SE 510 Special Education Curriculum and Instruction
  • SED SE 534 Classroom Behavior Management
  • SED SE 535  Understand Autism

Students can also take a Directed Study 2-credit course with a studio professor of their choice.