M.A. Blended

Art Education

Eastern Illinois University

12 months
785 USD/credit 25120 USD/year
785 USD/credit 25120 USD/year
327 USD/credit 10464 USD/year
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The Art Education at Eastern Illinois University is a 32-hour program blending online courses with intensive studio experiences designed to strengthen the development of certified art teachers and allow them to engage in professional development and graduate studies.


The program meets for one week during the summer at the EIU campus for the studio art components of the degree. This Art Education program at Eastern Illinois University is designed to allow the practicing art teacher to complete a degree in two years. The art education option does not lead to teacher licensure.

Key Features

  • The online courses allow you the opportunity to continue to work as a professional and earn the MA in Art, Art Education Option.
  • You are not limited by geographic proximity to EIU.
  • The tuition costs for taking EIU online courses are the same for residents and non-residents of the State of Illinois.
  • Studio courses are designed as one week of immersive work at EIU followed by independent work at home.


The Department of Art Eastern Illinois University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundation of Art Education
  • Artistic Development & Learning: Contemporary Perspectives on Artistic Learning from Preschool through Adulthood
  • Assessment & Curriculum Design in Art Education
  • Research Methods in Art Education
  • Art, Culture, & Community: Alternative Sites for Art Education
  • Creative Technology in Art Education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


32 SCH



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Possess a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university.
  • Provide an official transcript verifying the degree, grade point average and date of degree completion.
  • Verify licensure in art education.
  • Meet all of the requirements for admission to the Graduate School.
  • Have a 2.75 grade point average on a 4.0 scale or have a 2.75 GPA for the last 60 hours of graded academic work. Course work taken as a post-baccalaureate student may be considered in the computation of the GPA.
  • Submit three letters of recommendation from principles, supervisors or others who can attest to the applicant’s academic and professional performance.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25120 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 785 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    25120 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 785 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    10464 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 327 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • Per Credit Hour

Living costs for Charleston

1100 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

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


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.

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