Overview The Art Education program offers two residential options for the MAEd degree: 1. Master of Art Education This program is appropriate for those who already hold a Level 4 Teaching Certificate in Art, or for those who wish to work in contexts that do not require certification. This program requires a minimum of 33 hours of graduate study and leads to the Level 5 Teaching Certificate in the state of Georgia. This degree can be completed while working full-time as a practicing teacher. All art education graduate courses are offered in the evenings, and courses outside of art education are offered in the evenings or during the summer, with some online options. Degree Requirements: 3 credits in Educational Psychology or Sociology 6 credits in Curriculum and Methods of Teaching 15 credits in Content (Required Art Education courses plus electives) 9-18 credits in Research (including directed study hours toward the completion of an Applied Project) 2. Master of Art Education for Initial Level 4/Level 5 Certification This program is appropriate for those who have an undergraduate studio art degree and wish to pursue a teaching certificate in art in addition to earning a Master’s degree. Depending on the nature of the applicant’s undergraduate degree, additional studio art courses may be required. This program requires a minimum of 54 hours of graduate study and leads to both initial teaching certification in art (Level 4 Certificate) and a (Level 5 Certificate). Most students pursuing this degree choose to do so on a full-time basis. Courses related to certification are offered during the day so as to coincide with school hours. School-based experiences are integrated into these courses. Faculty Contact Dr. Mira Kallio-Tavin, Graduate Coordinator for Art Education, Mira.KallioTavin@uga.edu Curriculum Degree Requirements: 3 credits in Educational Psychology or Sociology 24 credits in Curriculum and Methods of Teaching (includes certification courses) 18 credits in Content (Required Art Education courses plus electives) 9-18 credits in Research (including directed study hours toward the completion of an Applied Project) Please note that the courses for both programs are primarily in-person. Some courses are offered online, but neither program can be completed fully online. Applied Project Both degrees culminate in the completion of an Applied Project and written report. The topic for the Applied Project derives from the interests and curiosities the student develops through their coursework and experiences in the program. The topic for inquiry must have an applied emphasis, meaning that it should include both an investigation of scholarship related to the area of inquiry and the application of an instructional, curricular, and/or artistic practice in educational settings. Common methodologies include teacher-research, action research, or case study and may be supported by a variety of qualitative methods. Direct application of a curricular model in an educational, museum, or community setting is preferred, but not required. In some cases, the Applied Project may be an in-depth study of technical or creative production or problems, with exploration of educational implications. Certificates that can be pursued in connection with the MAEd Degree Museum Studies Certificate Interdisciplinary Disability Studies Certificate Certificate in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources and Links MAEd Handbook Provides further details about the requirements for both versions of the MAED degree Recent MAEd Applied Projects Application Instructions and Requirements Tuition Rates Select "Tuition & Fees", then select "Academic Year", then refer to the "Graduate Tuition Standard Rate for Master & PhD Candidates". Graduate Studies at the Lamar Dodd School of Art Guidelines and due dates for graduate projects can be found on the University of Georgia Graduate School website. For more information about graduate programs at the Lamar Dodd School of Art, contact our Graduate Office.