Art Education, MA

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Students in the MA program in art with a concentration in art education investigate issues in art teaching and learning from multiple perspectives, including art inquiry, curriculum theory, spatial design, studio practice, visual culture, social intervention, human development and cultural context. The culminating experience may be conducted in a range of contexts where art learning takes place, such as in K-12 art classrooms, art centers and museums, public settings, university studios or in a teacher's own classroom.

Program Offered

Art Education, MA

Offered by
Herberger Institute for Design & the Arts


Plan of Study

The Plan of Study is the required curriculum to complete the program.

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Program Requirements

Required Core (18 credit hours)
ARE 510 Visual Culture Research (3)
ARE 520 Issues in Teaching Inquiry in Art (3)
ARE 525 Research on Art Instruction (3)
ARE 530 Issues in Teaching Studio Art (3)
ARE 535 Research on Teaching Studio Art (3)
ARE 540 Teaching Art in Cultural Contexts (3)

Other Requirements (6 credit hours)
special topics on research related to integrating the teaching of studio art, art history and criticism or aesthetics (6)

Culminating Experience (6 credit hours)
thesis (6)

Additional Curriculum Information
Before the end of the first semester of coursework (six or more credit hours), a plan of study must be submitted to the Graduate College. Additional program requirements are indicated in the guidelines for the master's degree in art education.

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