The Department of Art Education in the School of the Arts offers a Master of Art Education. The program attempts to expand and further refine each M.A.E. student's ability, knowledge and attitudes in order to provide the profession with more effective art teachers, coordinators, supervisors and other educational specialists in the arts. The program is structured on an individualized basis rather than on a prescribed program of graduate studies. With the assistance of an advisor, the M.A.E. student determines a viable structure for the content and sequence of a program of graduate studies. Opportunities for personal growth through the M.A.E. program also include the rich resources of other graduate departments in the university in the visual and performing arts, education (including supervision, administration, and special areas), the natural and social sciences, and the humanities. Alternative approaches to traditional thesis methods also are encouraged within the program.
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, National Council for Accreditation for Teacher Education, and Virginia State Department of Education