|Art Education Program|
|University of New Mexico|
There are three avenues of study in the Art Education Program at the University of New Mexico
Programs of Study
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Degree Offered: M.A. in Art Education
The graduate program offers course work and experiences leading to a Master of Arts degree in Art Education under Plan I (with a thesis) or Plan II (without a thesis). The M.A. program is oriented toward the development of a professional who has understanding of the core profession of art education as a humanistic discipline and a developing emphasis in a particular area of personal interest related to art education. Emphasis in this graduate program is given to the humanistic aspects of art and education and to a blending of creative work, research, and art pedagogy.
Although the art education program consists of individual faculty with different backgrounds, expertise and philosophies, we tend to agree and emphasize art education foremost as a humanistic profession where the growth and development of the individual is paramount and where the art experience is central to that experience.
Application Requirements and Materials Needed
Before applying to the Master's program in Art Education, an applicant must have the following minimum academic prerequisites:
General Academic Prerequisites: To apply for the art education Master's degree program an applicant must have 1) a bachelor's degree from an accredited university, which includes at least 24 semester hours combined of art, art history, and/or art education course work with a "B" average (3.0 GPA), and 2) a 3.0 overall grade point average in the applicant's last two years of undergraduate work. Applicants must have completed 18 of the required art prerequisites prior to admission. Application to the K-12 ART TEACHING LICENSURE EMPHASIS requires additional prerequisites. Also see the appropriate sections of this University catalog for general prerequisites and application procedures for graduate study at the University of New Mexico.
Earning a master's degree in art education includes completing at least the following requirements:
* Applying and gaining admittance into the Master of Arts degree program in Art Education
Core Courses for all M.A. Students:
Program of Study for the M.A. - Non-Licensure
3 credits research: Working with an advisor students choose a 5xx research
In consultation with the advisor and committe on studies, students choose 9 credits of course work to support learning in an art education supporting area. For example, students may choose supporting areas such as Art Education and Speical Populations, Diversities and Identities, or Imagination and Visual Studies. Students will then choose 9 credits of elective course work to complete their program of studies.
Program of Study for the M.A. - Licensure
In addition to the core courses required of all MA students, MA students seeking licensure need to take additional course work for Professional Education for the MA in Art Education with Licensure.