Degree and Certificate Programs

Master of Science in Education Degree

Art Education

Program Office: IUB, Education 3130, (812) 856-8102.

This program is available at Bloomington. (An art education master's program is also available at Indianapolis, through the Herron School of Art and Design at IUPUI. Students seeking information about this program should contact the Herron School of Art and Design, 1701 N. Pennsylvania Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202-1472.)

This program may be used to help experienced teachers improve their competencies, to help practicing artists become art teachers, and to prepare students to teach art at all levels of education. This program offers courses in curriculum theory and development, computer graphics and other technology, art education history and literature, art instruction for atypical populations, development and applications of testing in art education, museum education, and other aspects of art education.

In addition to meeting the standard School of Education admission requirements, students interested in pursuing a master's degree in art education must have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0. Applicants who do not meet this requirement may be admitted if they show evidence of successful professional activity, such as curriculum development or scholarship, or a paper that demonstrates competence in abstract thinking in the English language.

Students must complete 36 credit hours, including the following:

I. Major (18 cr.)

  • J500 Instruction in the Context of Curriculum (3 cr.)  
  • Z525 Philosophic and Historical Foundations of Art Education (3 cr.)  
  • 12 additional credit hours in art education

II. Foundations (3 cr.)

Choose one course:

  • H5O4 History of American Education (3 cr.) H530 Philosophy of Education (3 cr.)
  • P510 Psychology in Teaching (3 cr.)
  • P515 Child Development (3 cr.)
  • P516 Adolescent Development (3 cr.)
  • P525 Psychological Issues in Education (3 cr.) P540 Learning and Cognition in Education (3 cr.)
  • P544 Applied Cognition and Learning Strategies (3 cr.)

III. Thesis (Z599), Practicum (J538), or other courses selected with the approval of program advisor (6 cr.)

IV. Electives (9 cr.)

Nine (9) credit hours must be taken from outside the Art Education Program. These courses must complement the student's program.

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