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MAT in Art Education

The MAT curriculum is designed to be completed on a flexible schedule of study dependent upon student’s personal schedule. Students must complete two practicums to be eligible for student teaching.

Candidates should complete the program within five years of initial enrollment. The MAT degree requires 40 semester credit hours distributed as follows:

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1st Semester (Fall)

  • Graduate Research Seminar
  • Survey of Art Education
  • Technology in Art Education

2nd Semester (Spring)

  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Classroom Management

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

AE505 Survey of Art Education

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. MAT and Transitional Licensure requirement. Offered in the fall and spring semester. Pre-reqs: Graduate standing.

AE510 Survey of Art Education

This course provides the initial 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. 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. MAT major requirement; fall semester. Pre-reqs: None

AE520 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. MAT requirement; spring semester. Pre-reqs: None

AE530 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. *This course is a hybrid course with some course requirements completed online. MAT requirement; spring semester. Pre-reqs: None

AE540 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. MAT requirement; fall semester. Pre-reqs: None

AE550 Art Education for Diverse Populations

Explore methods and strategies for evaluating, adapting, and creating art lessons and curriculum that reflect a pluralistic approach to education. Through personal reflections, readings, films, community experiences, and analysis of current trends in art education, teacher candidates explore a broad spectrum of diversity topics that include race, ethnicity, culture, socioeconomic status, gender, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and the idea of “other.” 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. MAT requirement; fall semester. Pre-reqs: None

AE560 Educational Psychology

The course provides the initial candidate (Transitional Licensure or MAT) with a general study of human development and psychology, including theories of cognition, social learning, information processing, motivation and strategies to engage students in critical and creative thinking and problem solving as they apply to the teaching and learning processes, especially relating to art education. MAT requirement. Transitional Licensure choice between AE550; Pre-reqs: Graduate standing.

AE561 Art for the Pre-K to Grade 8 Student

Engage in a comprehensive review 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 and assessments. MAT requirement; fall semester. Pre-reqs: None

AE563 Art for the Secondary Student

Engage in a comprehensive review 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 and create authentic art-making lessons and assessments. MAT requirement; spring semester. Pre-reqs: None

AE740 Student Teaching Internship

This course is a full-time practicum in which MAT (not Transitional Licensure) students teach in elementary and secondary schools under direct supervision of cooperating teachers. The cooperating teachers guide the students’ gradual assumption of full-time responsibilities in their role as art teachers. Students observe, plan and implement art experiences that build upon, complement and reinforce concepts from the content area. They apply appropriate strategies to maintain a positive, safe and aesthetic learning environment. Supervisors assigned by MCA make site visits to observe and critique each student’s progress. MAT requirement. Offered in the fall and 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. MAT requirement; fall, spring semester. Pre-reqs: None

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