The Art Education program at the Lamar Dodd School of Art is grounded in critical, experiential, and interdisciplinary inquiry. Faculty and students benefit from close proximity to the Georgia Museum of Art, partnerships with schools and community organizations in diverse settings, and the expertise of renowned studio and art history faculty within the School of Art. As a community of art educators we explore the intersections of contemporary art, histories of art education, visual culture, service-learning, social justice, and digital technology. Graduates are encouraged to be innovators who challenge the status quo through locally and globally transformative practices.

MAEd Degree

Master of Art Education

The Master of Art Education degree program serves both full-time students and practicing art teachers. For that reason, most graduate classes are taught in the evening. Students must be registered continuously, the equivalent of two of the three annual semesters every year. At the completion of 21 hours of graduate study, the student must pass an Applied Project Proposal Defense examination before being admitted as a candidate for the degree. During the final semester of the program of study, the candidate must pass an Applied Project final oral examination administered by the art education faculty. Students must enroll for a minimum of three hours of credit the semester in which degree requirements are completed. The Master of Art Education program is designed to lead to the Level 5 Certificate, but it also provides an option to obtain an initial teaching certification in art, the Level 4 Certificate. Applications are considered every semester.

See guidelines and due dates 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.

To see a list of recent M.A.Ed projects, click here.

Find more information on the Doctor of Philosophy in Art Education here.