General Program Requirements:
Number of Credits Required Beyond the Baccalaureate: 33, or 48 with Teaching Certification
|Art Education or Education Component|
|ARTE 8001||Contemporary Issues in Art Education||3|
|ARTE 8002||History of Art Education||3|
|ARTE 8003||Art Education Research||3|
|One additional course 1||3|
|Art History Component|
|Select two courses from a range of graduate offerings (courses 5000-5580 or 8000-8570)||6|
|Studio Art Component|
|Select five studio courses 2||15|
|Total Credit Hours||33|
One additional course can be 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.
Select five courses from Tyler's extensive studio course listing. Since in-depth studies are encouraged, students may take as many as three courses (9 credits) in one studio area. Courses are available in Crafts, Graphic Arts and Design, and Painting/Drawing/Sculpture.
Internship: An internship is required if seeking Teaching Certification.
Teaching Certification: M.Ed. candidates may pursue Teaching Certification concurrently with their graduate studies. An additional 15 credits of coursework is required in Art Education and Educational Psychology coursework:
|ARTE 5003||Special Needs K-12 Students in the Art Room||3|
|ARTE 5888||Student Teaching||3|
|ARTE 9187||Graduate Materials and Methods in Art||3|
|EPSY 5531||Learning Theories and Education||3|
|or EPSY 5523||Introduction to Educational Psychology|
|EPSY 5541||Concepts in Human Development||3|
|Total Credit Hours||15|
The M.Ed. with Teaching Certification program of 48 credits, along with successful completion of the Praxis Fundamental Subjects: Content Knowledge exam and Praxis Art: Content Knowledge exam, provides all of the requirements for Pennsylvania State Certification in Art for Kindergarten through twelfth grade.
At the end of the final term's residence, the student is required to pass a graduate review of artwork conducted by a committee of Art Education and Studio Art faculty.
The thesis for M.Ed. students is a scholarly master's paper (ARTE 9991) developed through research under the guidance of an advisor. The paper stands in lieu of a comprehensive examination.