Art MEd Education
The master's degree in Art Education is designed to allow elementary teachers or secondary teachers to pursue a program of study to increase competence in curriculum planning, techniques of teaching art, and the subject matter of studio art and art history and may lead to certification to teach art.
Admission requirements will be based upon the following criteria. Complete admission requirements for the Master's program.
- Completion of an appropriate Bachelor's degree with a GPA of 3.0 or better.
- A minimum of three letters of recommendation if below a 3.0 GPA.
- Statement of purpose clearly indicating that the proposed Masters degree is appropriate to the applicant's professional aspirations.
- For students whose native language is not English, a score of 500 or better on the TOEFL taken within the past two years
The LTC Department cannot assure admission to all applicants who meet minimum standards specified for the degree program. Resource constraints do not permit the admission of all qualified applicants.
A committee of faculty reviews the credentials of each applicant. It is the responsibility of this committee to exercise professional judgment related to the criteria that applicants must meet in order to be considered for admission to the program.
The MEd degree in Art Education comprises 32 semester hours of graduate work that meets the professional needs of the students. The courses include 16 hours of classes at the 8000-9000 level and 16 hours of work in education at the 7000-9000 level or above, which includes a course that enables the student to read, interpret and evaluate research. Please set up an appointment with your advisor to develop your Art MEd graduate degree program of study (M1 form).
Professional Studies Component of MEd Degree in Art Education (32 hours):
Core Courses in Art Education
All students take these three courses:
8730 Survey of Art Education 3 credits
8740 Curriculum in Art Education 3 credits
8730 Research in Art Education 3 credits
General College of Education Requirements:
Take one of these two courses:
7100 Educational Psychology 3 credits
9460 Philosophic Theories in Education 3 credits
With the help of your advisor, please choose from the list below, and take 20+ credit hours:
College of Education seminar or course 3 credits
Fine Arts Graduate Art Studio 3 credits
Art History Graduate Art History 3 credits
Graduate Multi Media 3 credits
TDP Art Education Certification Courses 2-4 credits
C& I 8900 Seminar in Art Education 3 credits
C & I 8085 Problems in Art Education 1-3 credits
C & I 8915 Classroom Research in Art Education 3 credits
How to Apply
A departmental master's admission committee admits students to the masters program. A grade point average of 3.0 is required for unconditional admission. Students with grade point averages below 3.0 are required to furnish additional evidence of qualification including submitting letters of recommendation.
Everything listed below must be sent to the Learning, Teaching, & Curriculum Graduate Office located in 303 Townsend Hall. Bolded items, in addition to the LTC Graduate office, must be sent to the MU Graduate Admission Office (210 Jesse Hall / Columbia, MO 65211). Complete admission requirements for the Master's program.
- Graduate School Application (pdf) or Online Application - Also send to MU Graduate Admission Office
- Official Transcripts - Also send to MU Graduate Admission Office
- Personal Data Sheet - Contact with a faculty member to discuss advanced graduate work is a requirement for admission consideration.
- Statement of Purpose
- Three Letters of Recommendation (if GPA is below 3.0)
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score - The TOEFL is required of applicants whose native language is not English. Applicants may be granted a waiver of this exam if they've completed a degree from an English speaking university within the last two years. Also send to MU Graduate Admission Office
- A digital portfolio should be submitted of 3-5 pieces of artwork that they consider their best work and representative of their create production as an artist. As a supplement they may also include work completed by their students under their teaching direction.