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MA in Art Education

The MAArtEd curriculum is designed as a part-time program with a curriculum intended to be completed on a flexible schedule of study dependent upon student’s work schedule. The MAArtEd degree requires 31 semester credit hours distributed as follows:

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1st Semester (Fall)

  • Graduate Research Seminar
  • Strategies for Teaching Art
  • Technology in Art Education

2nd Semester (Spring)

  • Curriculum and Instruction

3rd Semester (Fall)

  • Art for Diverse Populations
  • Art for the Pre-K to 8 Student

4th Semester (Spring)

  • Educational Psychology
  • Art for the Secondary Student

5th Semester (Summer)

  • Studio Elective
  • Art History Elective

6th Semester (Fall)

  • Student Teaching Internship

7th Semester (Spring)

  • Art Education Thesis

AE605 Research Seminar

This course provides an introduction to the research, writing and presentation skills necessary for participation in Graduate Art Education coursework. Students will be introduced to the American Psychological Association (APA) writing guidelines, how to evaluate and select relevant academic quality research, and hot to present information to peers and professionals in the education field. MAArtED major requirement; fall and spring semester. Pre-reqs: Graduate Standing

AE610 Survey of Art Education

This elective course provides the advanced MAARTED Candidate with an overview the history, philosophy, paradigms, theories and research in the field of art education and how these impact art education in the public forums of schools, museums and community organizations. Candidates will develop and apply skills in advocacy and leadership in the community and through professional organizations. Students are required to complete a field experience component outside of class as a to complement to the coursework in order to connect theory to practice. *This course is a hybrid course with some course requirements completed online. MAArtED elective option; fall semester. Pre-reqs: None

AE620 Curriculum and Instruction

Analyze art education curricula as economic, social, political, historical, racial, and gendered texts. Develop a theoretical framework in order to map out an art curriculum. Explore a broad range of instructional strategies and refine lesson planning. Align pedagogical practices and paradigms in art and art education with curricula. MAArtEd Elective option; spring semester. Pre-reqs: None

AE630 Classroom Management

Explore effective management strategies specific to the art room in order to develop relevant choice-based practices for a safe and creative learning studio. Review and analyze current trends in classroom design, instructional strategies, and student engagement. Advanced candidates reflect on current practices and focus on aligning classroom management strategies with pedagogy. *This course is a hybrid course with some course requirements completed online. MAArtED major requirement; spring semester. Pre-reqs: None

AE640 Technology in Art Education

Through hands-on exploration, develop 21st Century skills in digital technologies for the art classroom, studio, and lab. Learn new teaching strategies and art-making with current and emergent software applications. Create interactive activities for instruction using technology. Research and explore alternative methods of classroom communication, facilitation, and management. All students are required to complete a field experience component outside of class as a complement to the coursework in order to connect theory to practice. * This course is a hybrid course with some course requirements completed online. MAArtEd major requirement; fall semester. Pre-reqs: None

AE650 Art Education for Diverse Populations

All schools teach students from diverse backgrounds that include students of different races, ethnicities, cultures, socioeconomic statuses, genders, religions, disabilities, sexual orientations, and ideas of “other”. Conduct an analysis of a school environment and research current trends in art education to explore these and other diversity topics that are relevant to teaching practices. Apply methods and strategies for evaluating, adapting, and creating art lessons and curriculum that reflect a pluralistic approach to education. All students are required to complete a field experience component outside of class as a complement to the coursework in order to connect theory to practice. * This course is a hybrid course with some course requirements completed online. MAArtEd Elective option; fall semester. Pre-reqs: None

AE661 Art for the Pre-K to Grade 8 Student

Research relevant theories of pedagogies and paradigms in art education and aesthetics. Learn effective, developmentally appropriate teaching practices for the young learner in art. Develop and create a variety of authentic art-making lessons, teaching materials, and assessments. MAArtEd Elective option; fall semester. Pre-reqs: None

AE663 Art for the Secondary Student

Research relevant theories of pedagogies and paradigms in art education and aesthetics. Learn effective, developmentally appropriate teaching practices for the secondary learner in art. Create relevant art lessons by making art in a variety of media. Develop authentic art-making lessons, teaching materials, and assessments. Investigate arts-integration across subject areas. MAArtEd Elective option; spring semester. Pre-reqs: None

AE750 Art Education Thesis

Candidates create a unified, comprehensive body of work during the capstone experience of graduate study.: First is the Thesis/Action Research Project. This project should provide the initial candidate with a broader understanding of specific topics of interest that will further prepare them for a career in teaching. The thesis paper utilizing the APA style manual describes and clarifies the student’s work in the context of art and art education, including philosophy, methods, media, sources and influences. Candidate portfolios further demonstrate preparedness for a career in teaching. The second component is the exhibition of creative work. These components are guided through a weekly seminar. MAArtEd major requirement; fall and spring semester. Pre-reqs: None

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