MA in Art Education

The Master of Arts in Art Education program is designed for teachers who already have state licensure or for individuals who are interested in the field of art education for reasons other than teaching licensure. Students design an individual course of study by selecting a combination of art education, liberal arts, and studio art classes.

The program allows 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.

The School of Visual Arts is pleased to also offer an online Master of Arts in Art Education for experienced teachers who are unable to relocate. Please refer to our website for additional information.

Art Education Curriculum

Art Education courses (select 3 from CFA AR 559, AR 566, AR 586, AR 864, AR 866) 12 cr
CFA AR 767 Clinical Practicum or Studio elective 4 cr
Studio or Liberal Arts electives 8 cr
CFA AR 890 Master’s Research Project 8 cr
Total: 32 cr

Community Outreach

Art education graduate students may elect to visit local galleries and museums to gain practical experience working with students in school and community settings. While studying behavioral characteristics of the art learner and artistic development across the life span, students in methods courses develop studio lessons that include critical and reflective components.