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Art Education

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Master
12 months
Duration
22183 USD/year
22183 USD/year
12292 USD/year
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About

The Art Education program of University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is dedicated to increasing your capacity to question issues related to teaching, thinking, learning, and producing in and through the visual arts.

Overview

The program serves many interests and career goals. It provides educational opportunities for both experienced professionals and novices in art education and related fields.

The program is approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to offer Initial and Professional Licensure.

Practical, theoretical & studio-based

Through self-directed inquiry, gradate students can tailor curriculum to their individual interests, teaching and career goals. The MAE program provides the necessary experience, whether the objective is to teach in public or private schools or community settings—such as day care centers, hospitals, welfare agencies, museums, alternative schools, geriatric centers, or vocational rehabilitation centers. Opportunities for supervised fieldwork exist in each of these areas.

For those whose objective is to teach in public schools, the program provides theoretical and practical experience. Graduates may earn their post-baccalaureate initial license through the MAE Post Baccalaureate, and the professional license through the MAE program. This is in compliance with Massachusetts state licensure requirements.

The MAE program offers a sequence of practical, theoretical, and studio-based experiences through which students build on their knowledge, skills, and confidence as arts educators. Interstate recognition makes art teacher course work earned at UMass Dartmouth reciprocally valid in many other states. The program also emphasizes professional development and lifelong learning for teachers who already hold teaching licenses in the arts or related fields.

The overarching learning outcomes for this program of study were developed to meet the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) standards, by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), and the National Art Education Association (NAEA).

Objectives

The Art Education program of University of Massachusetts Dartmouth goals are to better prepare teachers to use 21st-century technology, national standards and Massachusetts Curriculum Framework, and to teach in public or private schools or in community settings. Students will:

  • Develop reflective practices
  • Read and analyze literature in the field of art education
  • Translate aspects of important research into classroom practice
  • Align curriculum and meaningful assessment to the needs of K-12 learners
  • Implement research skills
  • Collect and analyze data to inform decision making about best practices in art teaching
  • Increase studio, art history, critical literacy and evaluation skills

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Methods and Materials: Curriculum Methods in Art Education
  • Development and Assessment in the Arts
  • Social Philosophy and History of Art Education
  • Curriculum Design
  • Graduate Studio Art Practice as Research 
  • Special Needs: Current Issues

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

33 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
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English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Strong potential as an artist/educator
  • MAE Professional Licensure requires a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in art education or related field + initial license to teach K-12 art
  • Post-bac + MAE requires Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in art education or related field
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative average in undergraduate studies
  • Portfolio which demonstrates capability for advanced work within a chosen discipline
  • 2 letters of recommendation from previous professors and/or employers, evaluating the applicant’s potential for academic success, commitment to teaching, or quality of art work
  • Statement of professional goals and program intent
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22183 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22183 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    22183 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22183 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    12292 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12292 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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