Graduate Bulletin

Art Education, Ed.M.

Concentration: Ed.M. with Teaching Certification


Admission Requirements and Deadlines
Application Deadline:

Fall: April 1

Spring: November 1

All applications are evaluated together after the deadline date.

APPLY ONLINE to this graduate program.

Letters of Reference:

Number Required: 3

From Whom: Letters of recommendation should be obtained from college/university faculty, art teachers or supervisors, and curators or gallery directors familiar with academic and artistic competence.

Coursework Required for Admission Consideration:

Applicants must have an undergraduate degree, 40 undergraduate studio credits, and 9 art history credits.

Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline:

A degree in Art or Art Education is required.

Statement of Goals:

The Statement of Goals should be approximately 500-1,000 words and should include the following elements: your interest in Temple's program in particular; your future career goals; and your academic and artistic endeavors and achievements.

Standardized Test Scores:

The GRE/MAT is required, with scores in the 50th percentile or higher on the verbal and/or analytical sections. Students with concerns about scores may contact the Art and Art Education Department Chairperson.

Minimum TOEFL score needed to be accepted: 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based, or 79 internet-based.


Twenty slides of original work showing a breadth of studio experience is required. Some examples of drawing must be included in the slides.


A resume is required.

Transfer Credit:

Upon approval of the Art Education Coordinator, the student's advisor, and the Associate Dean, up to 9 credits of post-graduate work completed at Temple University within a five-year deadline may be transferred into the program. Up to 6 credits of graduate coursework taken at other accredited institutions within the prior five years before matriculation may be considered for transfer into the program after the student has enrolled. No decisions are made until students have successfully completed 15 matriculated semester hours of the degree. The maximum number of credits a student may transfer is 9.

Program Requirements
General Program Requirements:

Number of Didactic Credits Required Beyond the Baccalaureate: 47

Required Courses:
Core of Required studies in Art Education (17 s.h.)

Elective Studio Art courses (15 s.h.)

Required Art History (6 s.h.)

Ed Psych (9 s.h., depending on academic background)

See your advisor for the exact required courses.

Students must earn credits in the professional sequence which includes courses in educational psychology, education, art education methods, an internship, and student teaching in art.

Internship: An internship is required. Students must complete an internship as required.

Language Examination: No language examination is required.

Culminating Events:


The thesis for Ed.M. students is a scholarly master's paper developed through your research under the guidance of an advisor.

Program Contact Information:

Department Information:

Graduate Admissions Office

Tyler School of Art
7725 Penrose Avenue
Elkins Park, PA 19027

Department Contacts:


Carmina Cianciulli

Program Coordinator:

Jo-Anna Moore

Graduate Chairperson:

Jo-Anna Moore


Jo-Anna Moore

About the Program

The Master of Education with a Major in Art is designed for the practicing art teacher or supervisor of elementary or secondary art, as well as the individual with an undergraduate art background seeking professional preparation to teach art. This program encourages development as a creative artist/teacher with a breadth of study through and about art, along with specialized research demonstrating awareness of significant issues in art education.

Time Limit for Degree Completion: 4 years

Campus Location:

Main Campus, Tyler

Students must take a significant number of required and elective courses at Tyler campus. Additional coursework may be required at Main or Ambler campus.

Full-Time/Part-Time Status:

Students are required to complete the degree program through classes offered before and after 4:30 p.m. Students able to complete the degree program on a part-time basis (8 credit hours or less per semester).

Department Information:

Graduate Admissions Office
Tyler School of Art

7725 Penrose Avenue

Elkins Park, PA 19027

Interdisciplinary Study:

Not applicable.


Not applicable.

Study Abroad:



Tyler School of Art has been ranked as one of the top 10 Art Schools in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Graduate School edition.


This degree program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

Areas of Specialization:


Job Placement:

The program is primarily dedicated to producing well-trained art teachers.


The Ed.M. with Teaching Certification Program, 44-47 credits, along with the successful completion of the state required PRAXIS and Art Education Examinations, provides all the requirements for PA State Certification in Art for kindergarten through twelfth grade. Pennsylvania Teaching Certification is awarded to United States citizens only.

Non-Degree Student Policy:

Only certain courses are available to non-matriculated graduate students.

Financing Opportunities

Teaching Assistant (TA) or Academic Intern (AI): The principal duties include assisting faculty members in preparing apparatus or materials for demonstrations and maintenance and/or monitoring of studio and exhibition areas and equipment.

Updated 12.18.07