Art Education (M.Ed.)

This program follows the general admission and degree requirements for the Master of Education. Additional tabs enumerate the specific amendments/variations to generic requirements, as well as program options.

Art Education (Visual Art Education) (M.Ed.)

The Master of Education degree with a major in Art Education assists graduates in becoming more effective art teachers and leaders in the field of art education. Emphasis is placed on each student designing a curriculum of graduate studies to fit his or her professional needs.

Admission Requirements

For admission to the program the applicant must have: a baccalaureate degree from a college or university of recognized standing; a major in art; a teaching certificate; and adequate preparation and ability to pursue graduate study. Entering students should make an appointment with an Art Education graduate advisor for assistance: Room 163, Art Building.

Art Therapy (M.Ed.)

Art therapy is a specialization available in the Master of Education in Art Education degree program. In addition to the admission requirements stated above, students must submit letters of recommendation, an autobiographical statement, and a digital (CD preferred) portfolio. (A teaching certificate is NOT required for this program.) A concentration in Art Therapy is also available as part of the M.A. in Community Counseling in the Division of Theoretical and Behavioral Foundation.

Art Education (Visual Art Education) (M.Ed.)

 This program requires thirty credits in course work:

TED 7000Introductory Master's Seminar2
ED 7999Terminal Master's Seminar and Essay or Project3
Professional education courses6
Additional Art Education Courses19
Total Credits30

Eighteen of the thirty credits required must be in the art education major. The intent is that the thirty credits will comprise a unified, meaningful curriculum extending each student’s ability as an artist, a scholar, and a teacher. All coursework must be completed in accordance with the academic procedures of the College of Education and the Graduate School's regulations governing graduate scholarship and degrees.

Art Therapy (M.Ed.)

This program is offered as a master’s Plan B. A minimum of forty-eight credits is required for this concentration:

Art therapy24
General professional sequence6
Psychopathology3
Research6
Practicum and internship9
Total Credits48

A related essay or project of substantial quality concludes the program. All course work must be completed in accordance with the academic procedures of the College of Education and the Graduate School's regulations governing graduate scholarship and degrees. Interested candidates should contact the Art Education Art Therapy office for additional information: Room 163, Community Arts Building; telephone: 313-577-1823.