M.Ed. in Arts Education (Non-Licensure)
The program of study for the Master of Education in Arts Education Program is a non-licensure degree program designed to provide creative experiences in the arts for teachers and community workers and enables them to transfer the creative process to their professional situations.**
The curriculum for the Master of Education in Arts Education integrates the arts and the creative process in three course areas, including core courses in arts education and curriculum, distribution courses in special topics, and electives, which may include independent study or field experience.
Requirements And Curriculum
- A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution preferably with (but not limited to) a major or minor in an art area such as language arts, visual arts, music, physical education or dance
Required Core Courses
|*CRAR 9051 Supervising, Directing and Leading in Arts Education I||3 S.H.|
|*CRAR 9052 Supervising, Directing and Leading in Arts Education II||3 S.H.|
|CRAR 9060 Creative Arts Research||3 S.H.|
|CRAR 9070 Creative Arts Curriculum Development and Applications||3 S.H.|
|CRAR 9090 Arts Presentation||3 S.H.|
Distribution Courses (Choose 5 courses from any of the 6 distribution areas)
|Crafts (Available only through Worcester Center for Crafts)|
Additional Course ( A minimum of three semester hours must be fulfilled in one of the following ways)
|Courses from any of the distribution areas|
|Credits transferred into the program|
|Course related to graduate areas|
|Field Experience in Creative Arts|
Total for degree
* Course may be substituted dependant on student plan of study with advisor approval
** Students who will be seeking professional licensure through the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education should be sure that all content electives have Art or Music prefixes. It is strongly encouraged that students seek the advice of the Program Chair before registering for content courses.
The M.Ed. in Arts Education offers art and music teachers graduate experiences creating in their own art.
“While the course work was important, what I found most valuable in the M.Ed. in Arts Education was the chance to meet and share ideas with other adult professionals working in my field. When I started the program I was not only a new teacher, I was the only elementary art teacher in my district and feeling a little isolated. The instructors and fellow students I met were supportive and enthusiastic. I continue to seek advice and exchange ideas with the people I met in the program. I know I am a better teacher for having shared these experiences and made these connections.”–Heidi Cowley, 2011
HOW TO APPLY
Contact Admissions Office: (978)665-3144, email@example.com
Attend our Distinguished Speaker Series
at a Glance
Completed applications are reviewed on a rolling admission basis.
Admissions Requirements (PDF)
Face-to-face and online courses offered in the evenings with some day courses during the summer.
While you can complete the program in as few as 2 years, you have 6 years to complete the program.
Suggested sequence of courses (PDF)
Creating in your own art form
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