Master of Arts in Art with Concentration in Art Education

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The Department of Visual Arts provides two Art Education options: The Thesis Option (30 semester credit hours) and the Professional Paper/Project Option (36 semester credit hours). Both options provide rigorous, transformative, student centered, and individualized programs of study. They both meet the guidelines and standards of the National Art Education Association and the Texas Art Education Association.

The two Art Education options (Thesis and Professional Paper/Project Option) are designed to provide pedagogical competencies for both experienced and future art teachers, art supervisors and art teacher educators. Both options provide advanced professional development for art educators at all levels. In particular, the Thesis Option is designed for students who want to teach at a community college or university as well as pursue doctoral studies at a research institution. In contrast, the Professional Paper/Project Option is designed to provide meaningful and advanced professional development for K-12 art teachers.

Final Examination

An oral examination of:

  1. presentation of thesis for M.A. (30 semester credit hour), or
  2. presentation of professional paper with project for M.A. (36 semester credit hour)
     

Master of Arts in Art with Concentration in Art Education Program of Study (30 or 36 semester credit hours)

Thesis Option (30 semester credit hours)

Required Courses (24 SCH)
ART 5313Foundations of Art Learning and Practice3
ART 5323Contemporary Issues in Art Learning and Practice3
ART 5333Individual Differences in Art Learning and Practice3
ART 5343Cognition, Art Learning, and Advocacy3
ART 5353Curriculum in Art Learning and Practice3
ART 5903Special Topics3
ART 5983Prospectus3
ART 5993Thesis3
Electives6
Total Semester Credit Hours30


Professional Paper/Project Option (36 semester credit hours)

Required Courses (24 SCH)
ART 5313Foundations of Art Learning and Practice3
ART 5323Contemporary Issues in Art Learning and Practice3
ART 5333Individual Differences in Art Learning and Practice3
ART 5343Cognition, Art Learning, and Advocacy3
ART 5353Curriculum in Art Learning and Practice3
ART 5903Special Topics3
ART 5983Prospectus3
ART 5973Professional Paper/Project3
Electives12
Total Semester Credit Hours36