Students pursuing a masters degree in Art Education take a series of courses that emphasize critical approaches to teaching art in multiple settings, the social context of art education in society, contemporary research in art education, and the integration of one's artistic and teaching practices. EDSE 4100E: Curriculum and Assessment in Art Education This course introduces the historical, cultural, and social foundations of art education. Discussions about the nature of learning in the arts prepare students to develop their own arts curricula and embedded assessment strategies. Includes 30 hours of fieldwork. EDSE 4200E: Identity, Community &Culture in Art Education This arts-integrated course explores the role of identity, culture, and community in multiple arts settings with an emphasis on identity development, community building, and culturally relevant pedagogy.
EDSE 4300F: Materials and Methods in Art Education This studio-focused class introduces students to strategies for teaching creativity in multiple settings. Students merge explorations of contemporary art practices with educational theory to develop lessons in the arts. Includes 30 hours of fieldwork.
ARTE 3100A: Critical Perspectives in Art Education Students explore current research in art education and how it applies to their own work. Discussions about the history, philosophy, and foundations of art education prepare students to participate in field-level advocacy. The class culminates in a self-directed research project.
ARTE 3100C: Community-Based Art Education This course introduces the theories and practices of teaching visual art in community settings such as museums, community centers, after school programs, and informal spaces. Students analyze current community arts projects, develop teaching strategies, and design their own community arts program based on research in the field. Includes teaching practicum in City Art Lab.
EDSE 0200I: Master's Projects Students develop an independent master's thesis project in conversation with classmates and faculty.
Courses in Education
In addition to coursework in art education, students pursue courses in the School of Education that prepare them to teach in urban schools. These courses emphasize adolescent development, reading and writing across the curriculum, special issues in education, and state requirements for certification.
Courses in Art & Art History
Students take courses in art history and studio art to augment their understanding of the nature of art and art-making in our society.