Log in to post comments Overview The Educational Specialist (EdS) in Education (Art Education Emphasis) program is offered jointly by the Mary Frances Early College of Education and the Lamar Dodd School of Art. Through this residential 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. Art Education Faculty Contact Dr. Mira Kallio-Tavin, Graduate Coordinator for Art Education, Mira.KallioTavin@uga.edu Key Information This program: Is designed for working art education professionals who already hold a master's degree Requires 30 hours of coursework beyond a master's degree, including the completion of an Area of Emphasis Portfolio Is residential and requires mostly in-person coursework, with evening and summer classes in a variety of formats (some on-line) Offers eligibility for an upgraded T-6 Georgia teaching certification for those working in PK-12 schools Curriculum In consultation with an advisor, students create their own advanced program of study 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 Please note that this is primarily an in-person program. Some courses are offered online, but the full degree cannot be completed online. Resources and Links Visit the EdS page through the Mary Frances Early College of Education for information about how to apply. Questions about application documents can be addressed to Krista Vanderpool. Tuition Rates Select "Tuition & Fees", then select "Academic Year", then refer to the "Graduate Tuition Standard Rate for Master & PhD Candidates".