Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Art Education

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Master's programs

The Kutztown University Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Art Education program can be earned completely online. The "Optionally Online" program 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 understanding of curriculum development and instructional processes.

Demonstrate critical and expressive responses to art and visual culture.

The program consists of required and elective courses that reflect current directions and literature in the field. Art and visual culture education draws upon diverse content areas such as critical theory, psychology, anthropology, and the humanities, as well as the more traditional content areas such as studio, art history, and criticism. While grounded in theory, the program focuses the attention of the candidate on current practices in public schools and other educational settings.

30-33 semester hours of graduate coursework are required for students who hold a baccalaureate degree in Art Education or related field. Required courses are taught online; electives are offered online, in the evenings, weekends, or in summers. Students can choose between one of two tracks to obtain their M.Ed. in Art Education. The program of study includes 15-18 elective credits, chosen in consultation with the advisor, that reflect the professional interests of the candidate.

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

APPLICATION: Students in this program apply through Graduate Admissions. 

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