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Art Education, M.Ed.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #301 (WUR) Philadelphia, PA, United States
The Master of Education with a Major in Art Education at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture at Temple University is a NASAD-accredited program with an option for students to pursue Pennsylvania certification in art, grades Kindergarten through 12.


Program Overview

The Art Education program at Temple University offers a pathway for K-12 teachers who want to hone a specialization in art or anyone who wants to add art teaching credentials.

The program gives students access to the resources of both a world-class art school and Temple University, a large public research university. Students develop their understanding of a broad range of art learners and expand their repertoire of teaching strategies. Grounded in both research and the studio, a Tyler M.Ed. gives students the training needed to teach art at the K-12 level and cultivate arts practices beyond formal educational institutions.

Tyler students take full advantage of the school’s location in Philadelphia and the city’s rich array of schools, communities, museums, galleries, and artists, opening up opportunities for artistic growth, research, networking, and jobs. The Tyler faculty is committed to urban art education and the power of collaborating with communities. Tyler students not only learn how to teach art and grow as artists, but they also learn how to affect positive change in the communities where they work.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary Issues in Art Education
  • History of Art Education
  • Art Education Research
  • Special Needs K-12 Students in the Art Room
  • Student Teaching
  • Graduate Materials and Methods in Art

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    33 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • Required, with scores in the 50th percentile or higher on the verbal and/or analytical sections. Students with concerns about scores should contact the Chair of the Department of Art Education and Community Arts Practices.

    This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Research your graduate degree program
  • Take a standardized test (GMAT, GRE)
  • Complete online application
  • Submit your supporting credentials (Statement of Goals, Transcripts, Standardized Test Scores, Letters of Recommendation, Résumé, Portfolio, Audition or Interview)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline: A baccalaureate degree is required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    51880 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25940 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    51880 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25940 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    37680 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18840 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Philadelphia

  • 1313 - 2290 USD/month
    Living Costs

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