MA in Art- Art Education

"We are very excited that you are considering our online program for a Masters of Arts with a concentration in Art Education! Our Art Education program is designed to provide interested students a deeper social and contextual understanding of the teaching of art and promoting leadership in the schools and within the field of art education. I believe that you will find our program interesting and worthwhile as part of your professional development." - Dr. Penny Orr, Program Coordinator

The Art Education concentration within the MA Art degree is oriented towards the teaching of art and the building of leadership in elementary and secondary schools. The Art Education program is designed to provide a deeper social and contextual understanding of the teaching of art and promoting leadership in the schools and within the field of art education.

Students who have a baccalaureate degree in art education or other appropriate baccalaureate, and hold certification to teach art, will complete 30 semester hours of graduate work. Course work is rooted in theory and reflects current directions and literature in the field. The field of art education, in the contemporary world, touches upon many diverse content areas, such as psychology, humanities, and interdisciplinary studies, as well as the more traditional content areas such as studio and art history.

OccupationProjected Growth in PAProjected National GrowthPA Median SalaryNational Median Salary
Kindergarten Teachers 4.0% 18.0% $67,000 $63,800
Preschool Teachers 10.0% 25.0% $24,400 $27,100
Elementary School Teachers 3.0% 17.0% $55,600 $53,400
Middle School Teachers 3.0% 17.0% $57,000 $53,400
Secondary School Teachers -6.0% 7.0% $57,700 $55,100

*Salary and job outlook information obtained from O*NET OnLine and the Occupational Outlook Handbook

If you have questions about the application process, please contact Edinboro University's School of Graduate Studies at (814)732-2856, toll-free at (888) 845-2890 or by email at gradstudies@edinboro.edu.