College of Fine Arts and Communication

Art Education (M.Ed.)

Degree Requirements

The 33-unit program consists of 15 units of required course work and 18 units of electives. The required courses are taken in a specified sequence culminating in the writing of a Masterís Project similar in scope to a traditional thesis.

Required Courses (15 units)

EDUC 601 Issues and Concepts in Education (3) (Prerequisite: graduate standing)
EDUC 605 Research & Information Technology (3)
ARED 797Seminar in Art Education (3) (Prerequisite: EDUC 601)
ARED 880Art Education Project I (3) (Prerequisite: ARED 797, EDUC 605)
ARED 881 Art Education Project II (3) (Prerequisite: ARED 880)

Elective Tracks (18 units)

In an effort to provide for diverse interests and ensure flexibility, the program offers three elective tracks. Students select one track from among the following:

1. Broad-based Studio Track

This track is designed to enhance K-12 art teaching. Students select a variety of courses drawn from studio, art history and art education areas.

2. In-depth Studio Track

This track is designed for those concentrating their electives in a studio area.

3. Historical Track

This track is designed for those interested in pursuing cultural/historical aspects of art and art education. Students concentrate electives in art history. Courses at the 600 to 800 level should ordinarily be selected; however, a maximum of 9 units in 500-level courses may be taken with the approval of the studentís adviser. Six units may be taken in departments other than art with prior approval.






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