Art Education - MAEd, EdS, PhD

The Art Education program at Lamar Dodd School of Art is currently in a state of transition. We will have two visiting professors for the 2014-2015 year and plan to conduct a search for tenure-track faculty during that time. We are only considering applications for fall 2015 matriculation at this time. Look for the application to open later this fall. The deadline to apply is January 1, 2015.

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

While full-time enrollment is encouraged, many M.A.Ed. students are practicing art teachers. For that reason, graduate classes are taught in the evening, once a week. The Graduate School requires continuous enrollment meaning a student must be registered for two out of three semesters per year.
At the completion of 12 hours of graduate study, the student must pass a continuance examination administered by the art education faculty before being admitted as a candidate for the degree.

During the final semester of the program of study, the candidate must pass a Final Oral Examination administered by the art education faculty. A student must enroll for a minimum of 3 hours of credit the semester in which degree requirements are completed. The program leads to the Level 5 Certificate.

The program also provides an option to obtain initial teaching certification in art (Level 4 Certificate) as well as the Masters (Level 5 Certificate)

Specialist in Education Degree (Ed.S.)

The program leading to the Ed.S. degree (Level 6 Certificate) is a self-contained degree program intermediate between the Master's degree and the Doctoral degree, both in time and depth. The program is designed particularly for persons interested in qualifying themselves for positions of leadership in art education. This program consists of a minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate study beyond the Master's degree all of which
must be taken after admission to the Ed.S. program.

At the completion of 12 hours of graduate study, the student must pass a Continuance Examination administered by the art education faculty.

A student must enroll for a minimum of 3 hours of credit the semester in which degree requirements are completed.

Doctor of Philosophy in Art (Ph.D.) Art Education Emphasis

The Lamar Dodd School of Art offers the Doctor of Philosophy in Art degree with an emphasis in Art Education for those students who meet admission requirements, including experience in art education or related teaching experience. Each candidate for the degree shall be required to demonstrate competence in the following areas of study:

  1. History and Criticism of Art
  2. Art Education
  3. A concentrated area of study outside the art school relevant to and coordinated with the candidates major.

Specific sequences of courses for each candidate will depend on his/her area of interest and his/her previous graduate and undergraduate study. The granting of the degree requires a minimum of 30 hours of course work.

Admission to candidacy is granted at the completion of course work and the research skills requirement, approval of the dissertation prospectus, and satisfactory performance in the written and oral preliminary examinations.

The doctoral dissertation should demonstrate that the student is capable of doing independent original research, the results of which provide an addition to the body of knowledge in the field.

Art Education Archival Research Trip


Art Education Archival Research Trip

Students currently enrolled in Dr. Christopher Schulte’s Art Education graduate course (ARED 8410/Histories of Art Education) are travelling to State College, Pennsylvania from October 2-5 to inquire into the history of art education.