Courses: 15 week long courses
ARED 650 Strategies for Art Teachers (Fall Semester Only)
ARED 715 Critical Readings in Art Education (Fall Semester Only)
ARED 701 Current Issues in Art Education (Spring Semester Only)
ARED 706 Curriculum Development (Sprng Semester Only)
ARED 720 Therapeutic Art Education (Summer Only)
EDUC 788 Research in Education (All Semesters)
ARED 750 Research in Art Education (Fall Semester Only)
ARED 705 Aesthetics and Art Criticism in Art Ed (Fall Semester Only)
ARED 725 Culminating Experience in Art Education I (Spring Semester Only)
ARED 725 Culminating Experience in Art Education II (Spring Semester Only)
ARED 650 Strategies for Art Teachers
This course is devoted to specific, current issues in teaching and learning related to Art Education. This course requires each student to undertake an in-depth study and research of issues provided by the instructor in light of its practical application to one's own art teaching situation or context.
ARED 701 Current Issues in Art Education
This course is devoted to the examination of current issues in art education. The student will develop a professional awareness of global, national, state, and local issues as they apply to their teaching situation. The course will cover an overview of current issues in the field with emphasis on specific issues as determined by the instructor and the needs of the students.
ARED 705 Aesthetics and Art Criticism for Art Education
This course examines the nature of the aesthetic experience as it relates to the artist, the art object/event, and the observer. Included are topics on the function and methods of art criticism. Questions are raised concerning the creative act, theories of art, context, interpretation, and evaluation, which are of particular significance to the art educator in contemporary schools.
ARED 706 Curriculum Development
This course is devoted to the examination of curriculum in art education. An overview of past theory as well as contemporary trends in curriculum will be studied. The development and evaluation of art education curriculums will be the major emphasis of the course.
ARED 715 Critical Readings in Art Education
This course will provide foundational reading of critical literature in the field of art education. Students will gain knowledge of the concepts, theories, and developmental history of art education through readings in art education, education, policy, psychology and other related areas that have shaped the field of art education.
ARED 720 Therapeutic Art Education
On a master's level, art educators need to expand on the foundational courses they took in their pre-service training. This course was created to further the master art teacher's understanding of working with students who have special needs. This course will provide students with the theories and strategies of therapeutic art education and art therapy.
ARED 725 Culminating Experience in Art Education
The Culminating Experience in Art Education Seminar provides an opportunity for students to demonstrate their proficiency in the field of art education before completing their MA with a concentration in Art Education. This entails the completion of a manuscript in which students synthesize previous theory and practice and extend their learning in their chosen area of interest.
ARED 750 Research in Art Education
This course explores current research methodology in art education. Research designs studied will be qualitative, quantitative and mixed-methods. Topics will cover historical, philosophical, case study, survey, experimental design, feminist, ethnographic, and action research. Pre-requisite EDUC 788.
EDUC 788 Research in Education
This course develops the point of view and skills which will enable emerging professionals to engage in scholarly inquiry by acquiring knowledge of research and best practices within a framework of professional and ethical standards. Students will gain the knowledge necessary to be critical consumers of research and to understand the elements required in conducting a research
All admission materials should be sent to :School of Graduate Studies, 219 Meadville Street, Reeder Hall - 3rd Floor, Edinboro, PA 16444 or via email email@example.com or via fax 814-732-2611
1. Complete the online graduate application (gradschool.edinboro.edu).
2. Application fee of $30 (if not a former EUP student), or $7 (if a former EUP student).
3. An official transcript verifying an earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.
4. Minimum 2.8 overall QPA. Additional information may be requested if QPA is below a 2.80.
5. Copy of a valid teaching certificate in art.
If you are interested in transferring credits from another degree you will need to fill out the Transfer Credit Form and submit it to the address listed above.
For information or assistance regarding services, activities and facilities that are accessible to and usable by persons with a disability, contact Dr. Robert McConnell, Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD), at (814) 732-2462 t/tty or firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information, visit the OSD web page.
How long will it take me to complete the program?
The 30 credit Med in Middle/Secondary Instruction takes just under 2 years to complete. The program may be longer for students who are also seeking to gain initial certification.
What are the different tracks?
Applicants who are already certified can choose from: Middle Level, English or Social Studies concentration areas.
If I am certified in English, can I take a social studies course?
Substitution of courses will need to be approved by the student’s advisor and the Dean of The School of Graduate Studies and Research.
How many credits should I take per semester?
The majority of students take 2 courses or 6 credits per semester term.
When can I start?
You can start this program during our fall, spring or summer semesters.
Is the program run as a cohort?
No, the program is structured with maximum flexibility in mind. You can take as many courses as you like in a given semester or you can take a semester off if needed. Graduate students have 5 years to complete their program at Edinboro University.
Do I ever need to report to campus?
Students who are already certified and pursuing their master’s degree only would not need to report to campus. Students who are looking to gain their initial certification may need to take additional coursework on-campus.
Is the program accredited?
Yes, The Med in Middle/Secondary Instruction is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation in Teacher Education (NCATE) and meets all Pennsylvania Department of Education guidelines.
How do online courses work? Do I need to log in at specific times?
Online courses are designed with maximum flexibility in mind. They allow you to complete related coursework when and where it is convenient for you to do so. Two o’clock in the morning or two o’clock in the afternoon; its up to you! Students interact regularly with one another and/or their instructors using online chat, threaded discussion, bulletin boards, group projects, etc. Assignments, tests, and quizzes are completed and submitted online, and returned to students with appropriate instructor feedback.
Is financial aid available?
Students would need to fill out the online FAFSA application to determine their eligibility for financial aid.
How will I know what courses to take and when to take them?
When admitted into the program you will be assigned an advisor and you will also receive a plan of study which outlines the courses you would need to take and the order to take them in.
Do I need to take an entrance exam (i.e. MAT or GRE) for admission?
Applicants would only need to take either the MAT or GRE if their undergraduate GPA was below a 2.80. Students whose GPA was below a 2.80 but have a master’s degree would not need to take these exams.
Do I need reference for admission?
No, this program does not require applicants to submit letters of reference.
Is there a deadline for application?
No, however registration is set up on a first come first serve basis and usually becomes available to admitted students in November for the Spring semester and March for the summer and fall semesters. The School of Graduate Studies cannot guarantee seats in your required courses if you apply less than four weeks prior to the start of the semester.