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James Madison University

24 months
Duration
1184 USD/credit
1184 USD/credit
452 USD/credit
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About

The Master of Arts in Art Education at James Madison University is a graduate program for certified art educators dedicated to excellence in teaching and directing comprehensive art education programs in schools, museums, art organizations or the private sector. 

Overview

The Master of Arts in Art Education at James Madison University includes in-depth analysis of the methods and techniques for teaching studio art, art history, art criticism, aesthetics and visual culture. The program promotes graduates who are:

  • Dedicated art education professionals.
  • Articulate art education advocates.
  • Charismatic leaders who demonstrate art education as a vital component of general education.

Goals

  • To provide students with the structure, skills, core concepts and methods of inquiry for teaching and directing comprehensive art education programs, including: aesthetics, art criticism, art history, studio production and visual culture.
  • To provide students with opportunities to create and evaluate art instructional opportunities that are adapted to diverse learners.
  • To provide opportunities for students to demonstrate an extensive range of strategies for teaching and evaluating art instruction, including the use of technology.
  • To foster active inquiry, collaboration, and supportive interaction among students for developing thesis papers and projects.
  • To deepen a student's knowledge in a specific area of art education scholarly interest.
  • To provide students with access to the latest research on how children learn and develop and how culture influences human development and creative artistic expression.
  • To provide students with access to the latest research on how children learn to understand, appreciate, create and judge works of art.
  • To provide students with opportunities to apply research to art lessons that support intellectual, social and personal development.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Art Education 
  • Art History
  • Art Theory and Criticism 
  • Studio Art 
  • Directed Study 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The Art Education program accepts application on a rolling basis. Completed applications should be received at least 6 weeks prior to the start of the semester.

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Teaching philosophy (1 to 2 pages)
  • Personal statement as an indication of preparation for graduate study
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Sample lesson plan demonstrating comprehensive art education
  • Evidence of current teaching license
  • Praxis II Art Content Knowledge test is required. Applicants may submit a Praxis II Art test score of at least 158 or a copy of a current art teaching license.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1184 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1184 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    1184 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1184 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    452 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 452 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Harrisonburg

1050 - 1715 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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