Program Requirements

General Program Requirements:
Number of Credits Required Beyond the Baccalaureate: 33, or 48 with Teaching Certification

Required Courses:

Art Education or Education Component
ARTE 8001Contemporary Issues in Art Education3
ARTE 8002History of Art Education3
ARTE 8003Art Education Research3
One additional course 13
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 215
Total Credit Hours33

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 5003Special Needs K-12 Students in the Art Room3
ARTE 5888Student Teaching3
ARTE 9187Graduate Materials and Methods in Art3
EPSY 5531Learning Theories and Education3
or EPSY 5523 Introduction to Educational Psychology
EPSY 5541Concepts in Human Development3
Total Credit Hours15

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.

Internship: An internship is required if seeking Teaching Certification.

Culminating Events:
Artwork Review:
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.