The M.A. Art Education's program is intended to serve as an extension of the established undergraduate art education program and provide individualization of instruction and program offerings beyond the baccalaureate for those individuals who wish to pursue a higher level of achievement in their chosen field.
The Masters of Arts in Education: Art Education's program will extend the NCDPI competencies currently required for initial "A" licensure by extending the art educator's knowledge base and competencies by analytically reading art education professional literature, analyzing and discussing art education publications, theories, current practices in education and research. The program will extend their competencies through self-reflection and self evaluation of their planning skills, computer competencies, as well as through advance study of curriculum content, methods of organizing for instruction, materials, the classroom environment, and knowledge of the students and their needs. With this additional knowledge and experience, the teacher will be prepared to take the role of a collaborative leader and the responsibilities for guiding colleagues in their planning.
A. Education Core Courses (Required) 3 semester hours
1. EDN 5660- Applied Educational Research 3 hrs
B. Guided Course Work Emphasizing Art Education 15 semester hours
1. ART 5020 - Curricula in Art Education (3 hrs)
2. ART 5030 - Review of Research in Art Education (3 hrs)
3. ART 5040 - History and Philosophy of Art Education (3 hrs)
4. ART 5090 - Leadership and Survey of Art Education (3 hrs)
5. ART 5110 - Advanced Art History Methods and Content (3 hrs)
C. Guided Courses for Studio Area or Research Thesis 6-9 semester hours
Thesis Options: (6 -9 semester hours - 3 hrs per semester)
Options I: The student may elect to produce a thesis dealing with a significant problem or inquiry in the field of art education (ART 6000-3 hrs per semester, 6 hrs required) 6 hours
Option II. Students may elect an art studio concentration that requires a Graduate Exhibit, studio thesis, and artist statement. Approval for this option is by portfolio review to indicate competence in a selected studio area (ceramics, drawing, digital arts, painting, printmaking and sculpture). Required: ARTS5xxx Special Topics, 3 hrs, Repeatable.9 hrs required 9 hours
D. Guided Electives: 9-12 hours
EDN 5470 Advanced Classroom Management 3 hrs
EDN 5480 Advanced Foundations of American Education 3 hrs
EDN 5490 Effective Educational Leadership 3 hrs
ARTS 5xxx Special Topics 3 hrs
ART 5060 Applied Art Education Pedagogy, and Production 3 hrs
ART 5080 - Art in the Elementary and Secondary Schools (3 hrs)
Total Hours (Minimum) 36 hours
A comprehensive exam is required before completion of the program.
Elective course: With approval of the Program Director, candidates may enroll in graduate courses in another program at UNCP (assuming they meet its prerequisites).
ART 5020. Curricula in Art Education (3)
Advanced study of art education curricula, with option for elementary or secondary emphasis. Study of exemplary art programs, standards of quality, curriculum models, curriculum design and construction, concomitant instructional methods, and evaluation. Prerequisite: graduate standing.
ART 5030. Research in Art Education (3)
Studies of appropriate research methodologies, research and selected readings in art education. Includes research procedures in art education, recent studies, areas needing further research, Prerequisite: graduate standing.
ART 5040. History and Philosophy of Art Education (3)
Critical analysis of objectives, current theories, and texts that are shaped by the visual arts, history, philosophy, aesthetics, the behavioral sciences, and recent trends in art education. The sociopolitical currents that have shaped art education, and visual art itself, are examined. Prerequisite: graduate standing
ART 5060. Applied Art Education Pedagogy and Production (3)
This course is designed to fulfill MAT: Art Education graduate students’ individual and specific needs, especially in studio(s) and/or method(s) courses.
ART 5080. Art Production in the Elementary and Secondary Schools (3)
This course is designed to provide art educators with various aspects of creating new, innovative art lessons for secondary and elementary curricula. Emphasis will be placed upon philosophies associated with elementary and secondary art education production and the use of specific art tools, media, materials, and techniques to enhance student learning. Prerequisite: graduate standing.
ART 5090. Leadership and Survey of Art Education (3)
Emphasis is on acquiring the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed for leadership roles in art education. Students will analyze the philosophical and theoretical content of various models of leadership. The course provides a survey of development of current art education trends, issues and problems in the field by means of a critical inquiry. Prerequisite: graduate standing.
ART 5110. Art History Methods and Content (3)
This course focuses on studies of appropriate art history methods and art history content for grades K-12. This course includes the development of competency in art history, methods, and diverse inquiry procedures. Prerequisite: graduate standing
ART 5810. Internship in K-12 Art Education (3)
Ten week, full-time internship experiences in an off-campus public school setting appropriate for K-12 Art licensure. Prerequisite: Approval of the Art Education Program Director.
ART 6000. Thesis in Art Education (3)
The student prepares a Master’s Degree thesis in the area of the student’s major under the individual direction of the student’s major advisor and thesis committee. Graded on a Satisfactory (Pass [P]), Unsatisfactory (Fail [F]) basis. Prerequisites: Completion of 18 semester hours of graduate work; EDN 5660; permission of the student’s major advisor; permission of the Dean of Graduate Studies. The six required hours of thesis credit are earned by registering for this course in two separate semesters.
ARTS 5xxx. Special Topics (3)
This course is designed to fulfill individual and specific needs of art education graduate students’ particular area of advanced study. Directed reading, research, production, and problem solving in the student’s area or areas of art studio elective(s) or art studio concentration are carried out by the student at the University and in the field under the supervision of the student’s major advisor and instructor. Course is repeatable with consent of the instructor. Prerequisite: graduate standing
NOTE: For EDN course descriptions, see listings in the M.A.Ed. program.
EDUCATIONAL GOALS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE M.A.: ART EDUCATION PROGRAM
The goals and objectives of the Art Education graduate program reflect a clear conception of the roles and responsibilities of master teachers in art education. The graduate students will accomplish the following goals and objectives of UNCP M.A.: Art Education Program:
1. Professional Educational Growth and Instructional Mastery:
2. Knowledge of Students and their Environment:
3. Appropriate Research Experiences:
4. Linking Art Education to the Learners' Needs.
5. Professional Development and Leadership:
CHECKLIST FOR M.A. ART EDUCATION
Updated: Tuesday, September 20, 2011
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