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Bachelor Degree in Elementary Foundations


Overview

The doctoral program in art education spans many disciplines, and offers opportunities to specialize in many aspects of art education. While we offer a strong K-12 focus, many students come into the program with interests in museum education or community arts organizations.

Graduates become educational leaders in diverse contexts – school districts, museums, community arts organizations, government agencies, foundations – or often pursue further graduate study. 

Graduates become educational leaders in diverse contexts – school districts, museums, community arts organizations, government agencies, foundations – or often pursue further graduate study.

Research

Students can engage in research that advances the field of art education and ties into their area of interest. Faculty work closely with national, state, and local initiatives in art education You are encouraged to collaborate on the development, implementation, and evaluation of these programs.

Areas of expertise include:

  • Place-specific, culturally relevant, arts education taught from a critical perspective
  • Mentoring future art teachers
  • Design process
  • Aesthetic problem solving

Career Outlook

MA and PHD increase in salary. More increase for PhD. Can enter the PhD program with an undergraduate degree, MA, MFA degree or M.Ed. degree.

Faculty

James Bequette, Betsy Maloney profile

Curriculum

Master of arts students can choose either a thesis (Plan A) or final paper (Plan B) to complete their degree

Funding

Support is available in the form of:

  • Teaching Assistantships. The majority work as student teaching supervisors for M.Ed. initial licensure students. Daytime availability, a teaching license, and teaching experience are required
  • Research Assistantships
  • Fellowships. Based on a departmental nomination process. You will be notified by the Director of Graduate Studies if you are being considered for a fellowship

A typical full benefits assistantship (tuition, health insurance + stipend) 20 hours/week at approximately $18/hour. Benefits are pro-rated based on the appointment percentage. Learn more: Graduate Assistant Office.

Have a complete application in by December 1 to be considered for these positions for the following academic year.

While support is not guaranteed, we make every attempt to financially support full-time students through completion. You may also explore assistantships available outside our department on the University's employment page.

Tuition and cost information.

Admissions

Priority deadline: December 1

Admissions decisions: January


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