Art Education - GRAD

Degree: M.Ed.

Practicing and aspiring art educators are equipped as outstanding educators and leaders through Millersville University's graduate-level Art Education program.

Why Study This Program?

Both in-practice and aspiring art educators can refine their artistic passions and interests as an educator through the Art Education graduate program. Millersville University provides a pathway toward three graduate-level results: a Master's of Education (M.Ed.) in Art Education, post-baccalaureate certificate (Instructional I) in Art or post-master's supervisory certification in Art Education. 

Each of these courses of study is designed to equip passionate artists with the specialized knowledge to serve their students as outstanding educators. The Master's of Education degree is the most comprehensive option with most students entering the program already certified to teach grades K-12. However students can also take the required courses to obtain the Pennsylvania state certification in Art Education through the post-baccalaureate certificate course of study, and the post-master's certificate equips you for leadership roles in Art Education.

Admission to the master's and post-baccalaureate programs is open to applicants who possess a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university. Applicants to the supervisory certification program must have a master’s degree, Instructional II certification in art and five years of teaching experience. Applicants who completed their undergraduate art degree at Millersville University are not required to submit a portfolio for review.

Millersville University's graduate Art Education program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

What Will You Learn?

The graduate-level Art Education programs at Millersville University feature coursework in art education, general education, art history, studios and other elective credits.

Through the Masters in Education program, students explore professional core studies courses about research methods, student psychology and education philosophies, art education core courses about curriculum, trends and assessment, concentration courses in the various art forms, and the option between a thesis or research project.

Graduate students can earn Pennsylvania Instruction I certification with courses dependent on their undergraduate preparation. The post-master's supervisory certification curriculum consists of core courses in educational supervision and department courses directly related to art education supervision.