Bookmark and Share
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:

  • Demonstrate understanding of theoretical issues in art and visual culture education
  • Develop a philosophical orientation that recognizes the role of art and visual culture in the lives of individuals and society
  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge and strengthened understanding of curriculum development and instructional processes
  • Demonstrate critical and expressive responses to art and visual culture.
  • Develop a research orientation to the field of art and visual culture education

31 semester hours of graduate course work are required for those who hold a Baccalaureate degree in Art Education to receive the M.Ed. Courses are generally taught in the evenings, weekends, and in Summer Sessions that vary in duration. Graduate students can choose between one of two tracks to obtain their M.Ed. 

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

590

Applied Research

1

ARU

577

Independent Study

3

  • An additional 18 elective credits will be taken as per the student's choice.

Option 2:

COURSE

#

TITLE

HOURS

ARU

522

Perspectives in Art Education

3

ARU

591

Methods of Research

3

ARU

536

Curriculum

3

ARU

590

Applied Research

1

EDU

503

Thesis

6

  • An additional 15 elective credits will be taken as per the student's choice.

As part of their program, all students will complete a Thesis or a Paper/Project under the supervision of a thesis/paper/project advisor and reader, after first securing acceptance of the topic by the Degree Advisory Committee.

Elective courses provide students with the remainder of their 31 hours necessary for certification. Currently approved electives include:

  • ARU 521 Leadership in Art Education
  • ARU 523 Assessment in Art Education
  • ARU 525 Current Issues in Art Education
  • ARU 550 Best Practices in Art Education
  • ARU 570 Selected Topics in Art Education
  • 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 Relevant Institutes
  • ARC/ARU 572 Selected Topics in Art Seminar
  • ARC/ARU 571 Selected Topics in Art Studio

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 provided 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.  Admission into this program is during the fall semester only. 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.