MED ART EDUCATION
Elementary and high school teachers who want to hone a specialization in art, or practicing artists who want to add teaching credentials to their portfolios, have a perfect option in Tyler’s Master of Education with a Major in Art. This intermingling of students with complementary goals creates a stimulating synergy in MEd classes, and the emphasis on research and studio practice keeps the program current.
“The MEd has become increasingly attractive,” says Art Education Area Head Dr. Jo-Anna Moore. “We are an urban program in a first-rate art school in an excellent research university—that covers a lot of bases for our students. What we look for is a diverse mix of candidates with real commitment to community-oriented work, who also welcome an intellectually rigorous program of study.”
The program is comprised of an Art Education component (12 credits), an Art History component (6 credits), and a Studio component (15 credits). Three courses (Art Education Research, Contemporary Issues in Art Education, and History of Art Education) are required, and others may be selected from Tyler’s rich menu of studio and graduate-level academic offerings. In-depth studies are encouraged, so students may take as many as 3 studio courses (9 credits) in one studio area ranging from painting, to printmaking, to glass, and more.
MEd candidates may pursue Teaching Certification concurrently with their graduate studies. Depending on educational background, an additional 14–17 credits in the professional sequence includes coursework in educational psychology, education, art education methods, an internship, and student teaching in art. The MEd with Teaching Certification program of 44–47 credits, along with successful completion of the NTE and Art Education Examination, provides all of the requirements for Pennsylvania State Certification in Art, kindergarten through twelfth grade. The Pennsylvania Teaching Certification is awarded to United States citizens only.
TERMINAL REQUIREMENTS AND TIME LIMITS
At the end of the final semester’s residence, MEd candidates are required to pass a graduate review of their artwork conducted by a committee of studio and art education faculty. A scholarly master’s paper, developed through student research under the guidance of an advisor and standing in lieu of a comprehensive exam, is also required for graduation.
The MEd may be completed on a full or part-time basis. The MEd without teaching certification can be completed in three semesters of full-time study. Students are required to register each semester, and the degree must be completed within four years.
NASAD, Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges
International Student Requirements:
Facts & Figures
International Financial Aid: Yes
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 625 ot 912 USD
In State Tuition (per year): 20040 USD
Out State Tuition (per year): 29190 USD
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Locale: Large City