Graduate Bulletin

Art Education, Ed.M.

Center for the Arts / TYLER SCHOOL OF ART

Admission Requirements and Deadlines
Application Deadline:

Fall: March 1

Spring: November 1

All applications are evaluated together after 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: 79 iBT or 550 PBT.

Portfolio:

As a Master of Education applicant, you must submit a portfolio that consists of 20 images representative of your range of experience and the immediate direction of your work. You should also include a variety of drawings. Portfolios are to be uploaded at https://temple.slideroom.com/, as instructed at the website. SlideRoom requires an additional fee for this service. Original work, slides, CD-ROMs, catalogs, photographs, books, and/or binders are not acceptable substitutes for the SlideRoom portfolio and will not be reviewed or returned.

Resume:

A resume is required.

Transfer Credit:

Upon approval of the Art Education Coordinator, the student's advisor, and the Vice Dean, up to 9 credits of 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 a student has successfully completed 15 matriculated semester hours at Tyler. The maximum number of credits a student may transfer is 9.

Program Requirements
General Program Requirements:

Number of Credits Required Beyond the Baccalaureate: 33 or 44-47 with Teaching Certification

Art Education or Education Component (12 s.h.):

Four courses are required in Art Education or Education, including:

ARTE 8001:  Contemporary Issues in Art Education

ARTE 8002:  History of Art Education

ARTE 8003:  Art Education Research

One additional course taken in Art Education, Education, or any of the Liberal Arts programs offered by the University, provided it complements a particular research interest and receives prior advisor approval.


Art History Component (6 s.h.):

Two courses are required in Art History. Choose from a range of graduate offerings (courses 5000 to 5800 or 8000 to 9980).

Studio Art Component (15 s.h.):

Five courses chosen from Tyler's extensive studio course listings are required. In-depth studies are encouraged and students may take as many as three courses (9 credits) in one studio area. Courses are available in the Crafts, Graphic Design, and Painting/Drawing/Sculpture areas.

Teaching Certification:

Ed.M. candidates may pursue teaching certification concurrently with their graduate studies. Depending on academic background, an additional 14-17 credits are required in Art Education methods, Education, Educational Psychology, internship, and student teaching in art. (See your academic advisor for a list of eligible courses.) The Ed.M. with Teaching Certification Program of 44-47 credits, along with successful completion of the state-required PRAXIS and Art Education Examinations, fulfills all of the requirements for Pennsylvania State Certification in Art for kindergarten through twelfth grade. Pennsylvania Teaching Certification is awarded to U.S. citizens only.

Internship:  An internship is required if seeking Teaching Certification.

Language Examination: No language examination is required.

Culminating Events:

Artwork Review:

At the end of the final semester's residence, the student is required to pass a graduate review of artwork conducted by a committee of Art Education and Studio Art faculty.

Thesis:

The thesis for Ed.M. students is a scholarly master's paper (ARTE 9991:  Directed Research) developed through research under the guidance of an advisor. The paper stands in lieu of a comprehensive examination.

Contacts
Program Contact Information:

http://tyler.temple.edu/programs/art-education

Department Information:

Graduate Admissions Office

Tyler School of Art

2001 N. 13th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19122

tylergrd@temple.edu
215-777-9090

Department Contacts:

Admissions:

Nicole Howard
tylergrd@temple.edu
215-777-9090

Program Coordinator:

Jo-Anna Moore
jo-anna.moore@temple.edu
215-777-9163

Graduate Chairperson:

Jo-Anna Moore
jo-anna.moore@temple.edu
215-777-9163

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

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

tylergrd@temple.edu
215-777-9090

Interdisciplinary Study:

Not applicable.

Affiliation(s):

Not applicable.

Study Abroad:

No.

Ranking:

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.

Accreditation:

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

Areas of Specialization:

Students are encouraged to engage in in-depth study of a studio area:  Crafts, Graphic Design, or Painting/Drawing/Sculpture.

Job Placement:

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

Licensure:

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

Non-Matriculated 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 11.6.12