MA in Art Education
The MA in Art Education supports a new generation of art teachers who value the unique processes and knowledge that come with a robust studio practice and the subsequent integration of those skills into the classroom. Aspiring and seasoned art educators hone their commitment to the studio and classroom and strengthen their research and contribution to the field of art education.
|ART 503||Foundations of Art Education||3|
|ART 504||Contemporary Issues in Art Education||3|
|ART 511||Curriculum and Planning in Art Education||3|
|ART 512||Artistic Growth and Human Development||3|
|ART 513||Studio Art Exploration and Application I||3|
|ART 553||Art History and Museum Education: 19th-century Europe and America||3|
|ART 603||Methods in Art Education Research||3|
|ART 613||Studio Art Exploration and Application II||3|
|ART 621||Art Education Master's Capstone I||3|
|ART 622||Art Education Master's Capstone II||3|
MA in Art Education Preparatory Courses
The Department of Art offers foundational courses that assist students without previous teaching experience or a teaching credential and/or students who do not meet the entrance requirements for full admission. Courses in K-12 and higher education art teacher training give students the necessary prerequisite knowledge and skills needed to study the field of art education at the graduate level. If any of these prerequisite courses are required, a determination will be based on a review of each student’s unique combination of undergraduate coursework at Azusa Pacific University (or another accredited institution of higher learning) and any relevant work experience.
|ART 505||Teaching the Visual Arts I: K-12||3|
|ART 506||Teaching the Visual Arts II: Higher Education||3|
University graduate admission and program-specific requirements must be met before an application is complete (see Admission to the University). Program-specific application requirements are available online.
International students should contact Graduate and Professional Admissions for application procedures.
Program Learning OutcomesStudents who successfully complete this program shall be able to:
- Develop advanced research skill and use of data that enhance the work of an art educator.
- Display an understanding of skills related to art instruction and curriculum development.
- Articulate how faith and ethics impacts art instruction.
- Integrate historical and cultural artistic influences in art education.
- Engage in aesthetic inquiry and understand creative practice (and the practice of other artists/educators) through the process of looking, reading, making, and finally through writing about these practices.