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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

About Adelphi University

Founded in Brooklyn in 1896, 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. 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.

Adelphi has been nationally recognized and cited by several well-respected organizations and publications including:

  • U.S. News & World Report
  • The Princeton Review
  • Fiske Guide to Colleges
  • Colleges of Distinction
  • USA Today College
  • Forbes