Art Education

The MEd-CS Art Education track is a minimum 30-credit program track that focuses on the study of the teaching, learning, curriculum, evaluation and policy in art education, including all or any grade level/s K-12.

12-core credits plus 12-credits based on the following list, and 6 other credits related to art education selected in consultation with the track advisor.

Required Core Courses:

  • EDCS 622G: Curriculum Leadership (3)
  • EDCS 606: Introduction to Research (3)
  • EDCS 632: Qualitative Research Methods (3)
  • EDCS 667G: Seminar in Curriculum Issues (3)

Required Specialization Courses:

  • EDCS 626: Art Education K-12 (3)
  • EDCS 638 (Alpha): Curriculum and Instruction in Studio Art B) painting, drawing, printing; (C) fiber arts, ceramics, sculpture; (D) photography, technology, collage; (E) Combination of any three of B, C, and/or D (3)
  • EDCS 640N: Seminar in Art (3)
  • EDCS 627 – Teaching & Learning with Art Objects, museums, Collections and Site Visitations Research (3)

Recommended Courses:

  • EDCS/AMST 685: Museums and Communities (3)
  • Art History 300-600 level courses if pre-requisites are met
  • Studio Art 300-600 level courses if pre-requisites are met
  • Music 400-600 level courses if pre-requisites are met

Theater may include:

  • THEA 470: Creative Drama (3)
  • THEA 474: Theater for Children (3)
  • THEA 475: Puppetry for Young Children (3)
  • THEA 476: Puppetry (3)

Culminating Requirements:

  • Plan A Thesis or Plan B Project