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Master of Education in:

Art Education

The Master of Education in Art Education through Kutztown University is tailored to provide students with the knowledge necessary to:

  • Reflect on contemporary issues in the field.
  • Advocate for the role of visual art in the lives of individual and society.
  • Gain advanced knowledge of curriculum development and instructional processes.
  • Engage in critical and expressive response to art, visual culture, and topics in the field.

30-33 semester hours of graduate coursework are required for students who hold a baccalaureate degree in Art Education or related field. Courses are generally taught in the evenings, weekends, summers, and online. Students can choose between one of two tracks to obtain their M.Ed. in Art Education.

This program is taught by the Department of Art Education and Crafts

Option 1:

COURSE

#

TITLE

HOURS

ARU

522

Perspectives in Art Education

3

ARU

591

Methods of Research

3

ARU

536

Curriculum

3

ARU

595

Graduate Seminar in Art Education

3

 

5xx

Electives

18

Option 2:

COURSE

#

TITLE

HOURS

ARU

522

Perspectives in Art Education

3

ARU

591

Methods of Research

3

ARU

536

Curriculum

3

ARU

595

Graduate Seminar in Art Education

3

EDU

503

Thesis

6

 

5xx

Electives

15

Elective courses are chosen in consultation with the student's academic advisor. A representative sample of electives includes: ARU 430 Studio Thinking

  • ARU 430 Studio Thinking
  • ARU 526 Differentiated Instruction
  • ARC 517 Art Criticism
  • ARU 525 Current Issues in Art Education
  • ARU 570 Selected Topics in Art Education
  • ARU 571 Selected Topics in Art Studio
  • ARU 572 Selected Topics in Art Seminar
  • ARU 575 Seminar: Individual Problems in Art
  • ARU 576 Independent Study in Art Education
  • ARU 581 The Teaching of Response to the Arts
  • ARU 5xx Summer Institutes

All students admitted into this program must complete all requirements within six (6) calendar years from the date of initial enrollment in the first course with either regular or conditional admission status.

Please note: The M.Ed. in Art Education is not a teacher-certification program. However, students who do not hold certification to teach art may opt to pursue this certification in conjunction with their requirements for the M.Ed. in Art Education.

Post-Baccalaureate Certification in Art Education

The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Art Education designed for students with an undergraduate B.F.A. degree in Visual Arts who have an interest in teaching art in K-12 settings. The program culminates in a Pennsylvania Department of Education Level I certificate. Students in art education have gone on to teach in public schools, private schools, museums, and community settings. Full Details

Visit the Art Education & Crafts Department Site

Admission Requirements

Official transcripts from previous colleges or universities (non-KU), minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA.  Three professional letters of recommendation.  A copy of one of the following: Praxis II results, valid instructional I or II teaching certificate, GRE scores.  Applicants pursuing an initial teaching certification must submit all clearances and evidence of a TB test.