Master of Education in Integrated Arts
The MEd in Integrated Arts is designed for students who want to enhance their professional development by incorporating the arts into educational, cultural, human services, and recreational settings. Integrated Arts graduates are typically classroom teachers, visual and performing artists, and arts or resource or media specialists employed in schools, museums, libraries, hospitals, and other educational and cultural institutions. In addition to gaining general MEd competencies, students will develop a specialization in the integration of the arts through a series of workshop and practicum experiences with professionals in the field, including opportunities for international study.
This concentration is designed to reflect changes in the National Standards for Arts Education and the New Hampshire Arts
Frameworks. The Integrated Arts programs highlight the power of the arts in education by offering the following:
• Opportunities for international study in England, Ireland, South Africa, the Baltics, Russia, and New Zealand
• Arts in Education institutes
• Integrated arts conferences
• Flexible scheduling of classes in a variety of settings
• Opportunities for participating in the award-winning Educational Theatre Collaborative, the Kearsarge Arts Theatre for Children, and Theater Integrating Guidance Education and Responsibility (TIGER)
• State-of-the-art facilities, including the Silver Center for the Arts and the Draper & Maynard building
The Integrated Arts program addresses the following knowledge base tenets: knowledge of current standards of professional practice in the arts; the ability to express an aesthetic concept through a multiplicity of symbol systems; an understanding of the importance of the arts to human experience; an understanding of the interactive dynamics of the arts in creation and reflection of culture; an understanding of the historical perspectives and consciousness as it relates to the arts; the ability to act as an advocate for the arts; knowledge of curriculum development as it relates to the process of creative and critical thinking; knowledge of current trends and standards of practice in technology in the arts; the skills necessary to plan, implement, and manage an integrated arts project within a given setting; and an understanding of the consultant and supervisory skills necessary to effect programmatic and instructional change for the integration of the arts in various settings.
The Integrated Arts program curricula is built around a professional core of courses designed to provide a foundation and framework in research, philosophy, and learning theories. The integrative component builds upon that foundation with a course sequence that explores the value and implications of the arts in society, as well as the arts integration process itself. Elective coursework enables participants to be introduced to new artistic disciplines, as well as to expand their areas of expertise and knowledge. A capstone experience provides an opportunity to demonstrate arts integration in a supervised professional or educational setting. Students can participate in a variety of coursework tailored to their individual goals, including completing special arts integration projects in their schools and classrooms. Summer Arts and Culture Institutes in a variety of international locations, as well as the Arts in Education Summer Institute, provide innovative opportunities to focus on diversity, equity, and excellence through the arts.
Plymouth State University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
Admission to Plymouth State University's Master of Education programs require a 3.0 undergraduate GPA, official transcripts verifying a bachelor’s degree has been earned, a statement of Interests and Intent, a professional resume, and three letters of recommendation.
# of Credits Required:
International Student Requirements:
International Integrated Arts students must have proof of English level proficiency through either the TOEFL, IELTS, or ELS Level 112 scores.
In addition, you must provide an I-134 Affidavit of Financial Support Form. Documents, including bank statements and other financial documents dated within the past 30 days, that confirm you have the financial resources to study for a year at Plymouth State must be submitted to the College of Graduate Studies.
You must also include a copy of your valid passport with your application materials.
Finally, you must also submit official, notarized transcripts, verifying that you've completed at least a baccalaureate degree, which must be translated into English and evaluated for institutional equivalency.
Tuition & Financial Aid
Financial Aid Offered: No
Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities I
Institution Sector: Public
Locale: Remote Town
Size & Settings: 5,000 - 9,999