Art and Design Education (initial certification) M.S.
Master of Science in Art and Design Education (Initial Certification)
The mission of graduate Art and Design Education is the preparation of artists and designers as accomplished art and design teachers (PreK-12) who can work effectively with pupils in diverse cultural contexts. Students work collaboratively with their peers, community members, and professionals in the field, while they learn to develop lessons and construct environments that promote critical inquiry and creative practice. Students engage in individual and community practices as artists, educators, and researchers. The department exposes students to educational design and teaching practice in a range of settings from schools to museums through an integrated curriculum, providing opportunities for research and development of independent projects.
- Graduates are competent and qualified in their content knowledge and instructional planning.
- Graduates are competent and qualified in their pedagogical knowledge and instructional practice.
- Graduates will apply their knowledge of the history and current trends in the fields of art and design education, as well as the broader social and cultural contexts of the profession, to shape their stances as educators, artists, and researchers and contribute to their educational endeavors.
- Graduates will be able to adapt to a variety of career opportunities and the realities of teaching in diverse settings, and continue their professional development and engagement.
The Master of Science in Art & Design Education is a 38-credit course of study.
Applicants must have completed a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent with a minimum of 25 credit hours in art, design and/or the history of art from an accredited higher education institution or the equivalent of the bachelor's degree from an international institution of acceptable standards.
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Requirements for Ms in Art and Des Ed (init/Prof), 38 TOTAL CREDITS, 2013
ADE-506 Literacy and Language Acquisition in the Classroom
ADE-630 Media and Materials: From Studio to Classroom
ED-608 The Roots of Urban Education
ADE-522 Student Teaching II Saturday Art School OR
ADE-524 Student Teaching: Galleries
ED-602 Survey of Art Education Literature
ADE-521 Student Teaching I: Saturday Art School OR
ADE-523 Student Teaching: After School
ED-660A Thesis I