Master of Arts in Art Education

College of Arts and Sciences

Ignite Your Passion. Invigorate Your Practice. Inspire Your Students. 

Join a global cohort of arts educators who are transforming their practice in the classroom, in the studio, in the museum and in the communityThrough the online Master of Arts in Art Education, you will reignite your passion for teaching, while exploring your own identity as an educator and creator. 

This flexible, part-time online program is designed to fit into the schedule of full-time educators who want to immediately apply new concepts to their daily teaching practice. With an emphasis on social justice and contemporary arts, the dynamic curriculum will engage you as both an artist and an educatorFrom the very beginning, you’ll be challenged to think more deeply about your own practice and your students’ work. 

Expert instructors and a worldwide network of peers will inspire you to champion the arts in your community and help you rediscover your passion for art education. You’ll have the opportunity to participate in international study abroad experiences that offer insight into arts policies, practices and pedagogies from around the world.

Campus Requirements: 
NONE — 100% Online
Time to Completion: 
2 years
Torres headshot
Lynnette Torres
Current Art Education Student
"This program has allowed me to explore my own identity as an educator, a creator, a Latinx woman and an ally which has grown my desire to help others find their own connections with self through the exploration and making of art."

Sample Courses


Teaching of Studio Activities

Students will create their own art in this course through innovative and contemporary practices, while learning how to use their personal artmaking as a model for fostering creative thought and play in student artmaking.

Universal Design for Learning: Disability Studies

Explores Universal Design for Learning in Art Education for the purposes of enhancing the learning experiences of students with disabilities and all learners and makes practical applications to classroom experiences.

Curriculum Planning and Assessment in Art Education

Students in this course are guided in learning about approaches to curriculum development, what causes curriculum and assessment to change, the roles of arts in society, contemporary art, and arts integration. Students develop a unit of study guided by instructor and peer feedback.
ARTEDUC Elective

Education Abroad (optional)

Annual programs further student engagement and cultural exposure across the globe. Past trips include Jamaica, Ireland, Brazil, Chile and Finland.

Featured Faculty

Associate Professor
James Sanders
Associate Professor
Shari Savage
Associate Professor/Undergraduate Education, Teaching & Assessment Chair

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