Program Sequence

All students enter the Art Education program in the fall.  Working with an adviser, students follow the designated course of study, either MAE or MAE + Licensure (click for program sequence). To be in good standing with the Graduate School, students must take at least one course every year before entering the candidacy phase of the degree. Violating this Graduate School policy, will result in student’s termination from the program.

To download the MAE program sequence click here.

To download the MAE + Licensure program sequence click here. For a suggested plan of study, click here.

Course planning calendar: download

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Knowledge of current issues in the field. Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of current issues in the field as related to their development of a viable research proposal as evidenced by the Department of Art Education candidacy exam rubric.
2. Theories in Art Education. Students are able to analyze and demonstrate an understanding of varying points of view regarding theories in art education through their analysis of a theorist’s work.
3. Issues and methods of inquiry. Students will be able to demonstrate awareness of the important issues and methods of inquiry used in the field as evidenced by their successful completion of their coursework and their final comprehensive examination or thesis rubric
4. Reflective practice. Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of reflective practice and action research through designing a framework to assess their educational practice (teaching, museum education, community arts programming, volunteering, service-learning, etc.)


Schedule of Classes + Courses



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