Log in to post comments The Educational Specialist (EdS) in Education (Art Education Emphasis) program is offered jointly by the College of Education and the Lamar Dodd School of Art. Through this program, students will refine their craft and develop the capacity for leadership by tailoring their studies to their specific contexts, interests, and goals. By focusing on an area of professional emphasis, students will develop specialized expertise that will prepare them to make significant professional contributions in their educational contexts and in leadership roles. Depending on their goals, graduates might pursue higher level professional positions such as curators of education in museums, leaders of community art organizations, or school-based department heads, program coordinators, instructional coaches, and curriculum writers. The degree requires 30 hours of coursework beyond a master's degree, including the completion of an Area of Emphasis Portfolio. Highlights: Designed for working art education professionals who already hold a master's degree Offers online, evening, and summer classes in a variety of formats Earns upgraded T-6 Georgia teaching certification for those working in PK-12 schools Curriculum: Students create their own advanced degree in art education through a combination of upper-level coursework and the development of an Area of Emphasis Portfolio. As part of their personalized program of study, they will choose courses to fulfill program requirements in three areas: art education, research, and an area of emphasis. Areas of emphasis may include, for example: Curriculum theory and design Interdisciplinary learning Leadership and supervision Diversity, equity, and inclusion Historical research in art education Arts-based research Art education in museums Art education in the community Students will complete 30 hours of coursework comprising: 4 courses in art education 2 research courses (one course about research methods and one that allows time for the development of your Area of Emphasis Portfolio) 4 Courses (selected in consultation with your advisor) in an area of emphasis Contact Us Questions about the content of the EdS program in Art Education can be addressed to Dr. Christina Hanawalt. Questions about application documents can be addressed to Krista Vanderpool.