The Master of Education (MEd) Professional Studies in Arts in Education is a graduate-level program designed for experienced art teachers who want to acquire advanced knowledge and leadership skills in the field of art education. Coursework can be completed in one year as a full-time student or in two years as a part-time student. Courses are scheduled in the summer or evenings for working professionals.
This program is designed for teachers that already hold a teaching license. If you wish to earn your teaching license, please apply to our MEd and Teaching License in Arts in Education program.
Applications are accepted for three different start times throughout the year:
For detailed admissions and funding information, visit the MEd Professional Studies admissions page.
With guidance from faculty advisers, students complete at least 30 semester credits of work in three areas: a core academic program in education, courses specific to the area of art education, and elective courses. Requirements also include a school-based project examining a problem, issue, or topic identified by the student.
To see detailed course information visit the MEd Professional Studies page in the graduate catalog and scroll down under the Arts in Education sub-plan.
Core coursework (10 credits):
Art in Education Requirements (14 credits):
+Electives (6 credits)
Courses will be selected in consultation with faculty advisor.
It was really helpful to be in graduate school during my second and third year of teaching. I felt supported and guided during those formative years of my early experiences in the classroom.
Sara Strother, MEd 2017
Art teacher and Chair of the Fine arts Department at
Mound Westonka High School