The Master of Education in Art Education degree is designed for those who hold a bachelor's degree and wish to earn an Ohio teaching license in conjunction with a master's degree. Students in this program earn a master's degree and an initial Ohio educator license for grades PreK through 12 in the visual arts.
The ME in Art Education is a 30 semester hour program with additional semester hours of coursework required for licensure. Students take courses in art education along with education and art courses selected with a faculty adviser based on the student's intended licensure area. The program culminates with a theory and research class and the completion of either a research-based project or a thesis depending on the student's interest. Coursework is completed through a combination of on-campus, online and field-based courses.
Admission to the ME in Art Education
In addition to admission requirements of the College of Graduate Studies, admission to the master's program requires the following:
A baccalaureate degree from an accredited four-year institution
An overall grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.7 on a 4.0 scale in all undergraduate work
A well-written statement of purpose describing the student’s background and goals as well as the importance of the degree in achieving those goals
Three letters of recommendation regarding the prospective student's potential for doing master's level work from professionals such as an undergraduate major advisor, current employer, school principal or others who are knowledgeable about the applicant’s ability to engage in graduate work in the desired program
A content area grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.7 on a 4.0 scale for coursework in the selected licensure area
Undergraduate content area coursework for the selected licensure area
Mastery of reading, writing, and mathematics skills as demonstrated on one of these nationally normed assessments: ACT, SAT, GRE, or Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators. Students must present test scores at or above the 50th percentile from one of these assessments. Acceptable scores for these assessments are listed below (current score scale for Fall 2020 admissions):
ACT – Mathematics: 21; Reading: 21; Writing: 6
SAT – Mathematics: 532; Evidence-based Reading and Writing: 543; Essay Writing*: 5.0
GRE – Quantitative Reasoning: 153; Verbal Reasoning: 151; Analytical Writing*: 4.0
PRAXIS Core Academic Skills for Educators – Mathematics (test code 5732): 156; Reading (test code 5712): 156; Writing (test code 5722)*: 162
*Writing scores are required for each option beginning 2021
The master's program has selective admissions and may admit a limited number of students. Thus, meeting all formal criteria does not guarantee admission.
What to Submit with Your Application
Official transcripts from all institutions of higher education
Statement of purpose
Three letters of recommendation
Portfolio of artwork, digital or physical
Course review worksheet
Scores for one the following: ACT, SAT, GRE or PRAXIS CORE
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ME IN ART EDUCATION
For the Master of Education degree, students must complete the following program requirements:
A minimum of 30 semester hours of approved graduate course work
An area of specialization in art education with courses pre-approved by the faculty advisor
A supporting area with courses pre-approved by the faculty advisor
A thesis, project, or research seminar
In addition, no more than six semester hours of credit from any combination of workshops (5950), problems or special topics courses (5980 or 6980), and independent studies (5990 or 6990) may be included in the degree program.
All coursework and requirements of the master's degree must be taken within a six-year period immediately preceding the date the degree is awarded.
Plan of Study
A plan of study identifying the courses for the master's degree is required after 12 credit hours, generally at the end of the first semester of full-time study. The master's plan of study must include the following within the 30-semester hour minimum:
21 credits of specialization in art education
6 credits of a supporting area
3 credits of thesis, project or research seminar
Licensure or endorsement may require additional semester hours to fulfill the credential requirements as well as degree requirements. Students should consult their advisor for detailed information.
PRIOR TO BEGINNING CLASSROOM EXPERIENCES
Criminal background check
Acceptable scores on the Ohio Assessment for Educators (OAE) Content Assessment(s) for the licensure area
All undergraduate content area courses
PRIOR TO APPLYING FOR OHIO TEACHING LICENSE
Guide for Developing a Plan of Study
Below is a guide for developing a Plan of Study for the Master of Education in Art Education. Students should work with their faculty advisor to identify specific courses to fulfill program requirements.
Additional hours may be required to fulfill licensure requirements.
|Specialization in Art Education||21-26|
|For students not seeking licensure|
|Select 21 credits as approved by advisor|
|For students seeking licensure|
|Select the following:|
|Art Education For The Special Child|
|Computer Graphics In Art Education|
|Individual Study Of Art For The Graduate Student (12 credits as approved by advisor)|
Other art education courses as approved by advisor
|Select 6 credits as approved by advisor||6|
|Content Area Literacy (Recommended)|
|Child Behavior And Development (Recommended)|
Other education courses as approved by faculty advisor
|Master's Thesis, Project, or Internship|
|Select one of the following:||3-4|
|Research In Art Education|
|Masters Research Project In Art Education|
|Master's Research Thesis In Art Education|