The Master of Arts in Art Education (MAAE) program gives working art educators an opportunity
to immerse themselves in art-making and to reinvest in their studio and classroom practice.
To accommodate the schedule of working teachers, MAAE coursework is conducted during 8 week sessions in the summer.
The Summer 2014 session runs from June 9 through August 1.
The degree requires 33 credits and may be completed in three summers.
Studio courses are designed to help students develop a studio process that is unique, relevant, and practical giving graduates the tools they will need to sustain their art-making practice after they leave the program.
Through support, feedback and contemporary examples, faculty assist students in the formulation of a personal philosophy that guides his or her art-making process.
The program offers studio courses in painting, sculpture, printmaking, digital photography and digital media.
Art Education Seminars explore current issues in art education. They investigate current theory and practice in K-12 art education, and enable artist/educators to examine, assess, and modify their philosophy on art education theory and practice.
In the second summer, students complete the Advancement to Candidacy review.
Students must demonstrate the quality of work and proficient progress in the program, along with displaying a selection of studio work, a written statement, and present a verbal summary of progress as an artist-educator.
The presentation is evaluated by a committee of 3 faculty who identify strengths and areas for improvement.
Students evaluated as proficient are officially advanced to candidacy.
The Capstone Experience
In the final summer, students complete a Portfolio Presentation.
Portfolio presentation consists of:
A gallery display of original artwork, (visual component)
A written thesis statement of core philosophies and strategies (written component)
A verbal/digital presentation that summarizes the visual and written components and
provides documentation of classroom practice (oral component)