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Master of Arts in Art Education

   Prepare for K–12 Art Teaching    Online Flexibility    Innovative Curriculum    Personalized Career Support    Experienced Faculty

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The M.A. in Art Education uses a unique blend of artistic studio practice and contemporary teaching approaches to prepare students to become successful art teachers who cultivate the rich connections young people can make through art. The program is an ideal fit for those who have honed their art skills and want to earn the visual arts certification required to teach art at the K–12 level.

This art education master’s program offers innovative scheduling that enables students to take nearly all of the required courses fully online, so students can earn their graduate degree without putting their professional or personal obligations on hold.

The curriculum, taught by experienced artists and educators, includes foundational courses in art education philosophies and theories of learning and development in the visual arts. Students also select from an array of studio courses and exploratory arts courses. Beyond the foundational courses and studio electives, students are able to:

  • Explore curriculum design and assessment
  • Undertake small-scale art education research in the capstone master’s seminar
  • Participate in a capstone gallery exhibition
  • Complete student teaching
  • Engage in professional development in schools, museums, galleries, or community settings

To learn more about Adelphi University’s online M.A. in Art Education degree program, use the form provided and download a free brochure.

About Adelphi University

About Adelphi: A modern metropolitan university with a personalized approach to higher learning.

Adelphi University is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research university offering exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training with particular strength in its Core Four—Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness. Adelphi is dedicated to transforming students’ lives through small classes, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support student success.

Founded in Brooklyn in 1896, Adelphi is Long Island’s oldest private coeducational university. Today Adelphi serves over 7,600 students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, New York—just 23 miles from New York City’s cultural and internship opportunities—and at dynamic learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, and online.

More than 100,000 Adelphi graduates have gained the skills to thrive professionally as active, caring citizens, making their mark on the University, their communities and the world.