Art Education

The Art Education concentration provides advanced experiences specific to art instruction for persons who come from a wide range of educational settings. Students gain a better understanding of the history of art education, various teaching philosophies and curricular approaches, theories of teaching and learning, assessment of childrenʹs art progress, teacher and program assessment, and research. This concentration does not lead to teaching licensure.

Admission Requirements

Prospective applicants are encouraged to schedule an interview with the program coordinator before applying, although this is not required. All application materials are due by April 1 for the fall semester and November 1 for the spring semester. Applications received after these deadlines will be considered only for provisional enrollment.

Art Education Entrance Requirements

  1. Has completed an undergraduate degree
  2. Complete a cover letter explaining your purpose for wanting this degree
  3. Student must complete 3-5 page double spaced paper on an art topic as a writing sample
  4. Official transcripts of undergraduate degree completion
  5. Graduate School Application Form
  6. Two letters of recommendation
  7. CD of 20 images of your artwork (8 of 20 can be teacher’s student art)

Additional Requirements while in the Program

  1. Student must maintain a 3.0 GPA while in the program
  2. Courses older than 5 years may be lost and subject to being repeated
  3. The Advancement to Candidacy Exam must be taken upon the completion of 15 hours
  4. Student must secure IRB approval before beginning their thesis
  5. The thesis project must be selected by the student in consultation with their major adviser and program director