The online MA in Art Education curriculum is characterized by:
The goal of the online MA in Art Education program is to develop art educators who can:
The online MA in Art Education is a two-year program. Students typically enroll in two courses per semester and pursue a third course in the final semesters of the program.
All MA in Art Education courses are delivered on the Moodle learning management system.
Courses are largely asynchronous, meaning students can view lectures and complete related assignments and fieldwork on their own time. Coursework may include reading, viewing video lectures, participating in forums and multimedia VoiceThread discussions, and collaborating with other students on group projects. In some cases, students may be required to attend live video chats during standard course times.
Students typically devote 8 to 10 hours a week to coursework. Though the online format provides flexibility, most assignments must be completed on schedule. For more information about how Adelphi University brings its coursework to life online, visit About Adelphi Online.
Fieldwork is an important aspect of the online MA in Art Education as it enables students to observe certified educators in art classrooms, museums, galleries, and community settings to gain insights into subjects including artistic development, creating lesson plans, and managing inclusive environments. Students must complete 100 hours of fieldwork, across three courses, before beginning student teaching. Refer to the Course Schedule below to learn which courses require fieldwork.
During the final semester of the program, the Office of Community Partnerships places students in an elementary and secondary school for student teaching, taking into account requested locations. During this time, students are mentored by their cooperating teachers and university supervisor. Students spend the full day in their school placements, taking on curriculum planning and teaching, while supported by experienced educators. This experience is enhanced by weekly discussion seminars with experienced faculty around relevant topics such as curriculum planning, technology training, classroom management, career development, and other aspects of contemporary art instruction. Students with preferential sites or teachers have the option to request a particular placement, and placements are available for students who live outside of Long Island and New York City. Special student teaching abroad opportunities are also available.
To learn more about Adelphi University’s online Master of Arts in Art Education, fill out the fields to download a brochure or call us at 888.252.4110 to talk with one of our enrollment counselors.
Note: Candidates not required to student teach add 3-credit studio art or exploring the arts elective.