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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 the applicant's 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 Chair of the Art and Art Education Department.

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


As a Master of Education applicant, you must submit a portfolio consisting of twenty 35mm color slides or a CD-ROM with 20 images representative of your range of experience and the immediate direction of your work.  You should also include a variety of drawings.  If you are applying with a slide portfolio, you should label each slide with your name and indicate "top."  An accompanying description list should indicate title, date completed, medium, and dimensions.  Images on a CD-ROM must be in .jpeg format.  You must also submit 10 pages of printouts on 8.5" x 11" paper, two images per page (20 images total).  An accompanying description list for the CD-ROM images should include title, date completed, medium, and dimensions.  Original work, slide carousels, catalogs, photographs, zip disks, floppy disks, books, and/or large binders cannot be accepted and will not be returned.  Please provide a sturdy self-addressed envelope with sufficient U.S. postage for the return of your slides or CD-ROM.  Materials that are not accompanied by return postage will be discarded after review.


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 period 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 Art Education methods, Education, Educational Psychology, an internship, and student teaching in art.

Internship: An internship is required.

Language Examination: No language examination is required.

Culminating Events:


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

Program Contact Information:


Department Information:

Graduate Admissions Office

Tyler School of Art
2001 N. 13th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19122


Department Contacts:


Carmina Cianciulli

Program Coordinator:

Jo-Anna Moore

Graduate Chairperson:

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:


Full-Time/Part-Time Status:

Students are required to complete the degree program through classes offered before and after 4:30 p.m. Students are also 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

2001 N. 13th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19122


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 Pennsylvania State Certification in Art for kindergarten through twelfth grade. Pennsylvania Teaching Certification is awarded to U.S. citizens only.

Non-Degree Student Policy:

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

Financing Opportunities

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

Updated 3.16.09