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College of the Arts

School of Art

211 Art Building
Tel: 330-672-2192


Licensed art education teachers who complete the Master of Arts in Art Education develop a focused competence in the visual arts as well as an intellectual understanding of the history and current issues of the field of art education.

The Master of Arts in Art Education offers a Non-Thesis Option as well.

Admission Requirements

Official transcript(s); goal statement(s); a “philosophy of art education” statement; three letters of recommendation; curriculum vitae; and portfolio.

Transfer Students
Transfer students with more than two fine art or crafts courses should bring a portfolio of work for review in order to ensure proper placement. Transfer credits are evaluated consistent with the state Transfer Articulation Guidelines (TAG), although each student will be evaluated individually in terms of his or her ability to perform within the program. Transfer students should make every effort to complete admission requirements before the deadlines listed under Entering the University within the front section of this Catalog, and to see an advisor in the School of Art for an evaluation of the portfolio and for schedule planning before registration.

Graduation Requirements

Minimum 33 total credit hours for the Thesis Option and 35 total credit hours for the Non-Thesis option.

Thesis/ Dissertation

The thesis is a significant project or body of work done independently of other coursework. Students are expected to demonstrate the ability to conduct research or produce a significant, original project in a discriminating and disciplined manner. The thesis topic should be one that will further the student’s knowledge and ability in the specialty by demonstrating skill as a researcher. The outcome should be an effort that serves as a foundation for the pursuit of independent work when the graduate program is completed. At this stage, students are expected to work in close consultation with their thesis advisor.


For graduate students in art education, ARTE 61191, 61291 and 61198, and 3 to 5 hours in other program requirements must be completed prior to scheduling the examination.


National Association of Schools of Art and Design