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M.S.Ed. in Art Education

The 36-credit hour M.S.Ed. in Art Education 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.

Degree Requirements

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 (12 cr.)

Foundations (3 cr.)
Select one of the following courses:

  • H504 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.)

Electives (9 cr.)
Elective courses must complement the student's program, and must be taken from outside the Art Education program. Elective courses must be approved by your faculty advisor.

Thesis, Practicum, or Other (6 cr.)

  • Z599 Master’s Thesis in Education (3 cr.)
  • J538 M.S. Practicum/Internship (1-6 cr.)
  • Other courses selected with the approval of your faculty advisor

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