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Master of Arts in Art Education

The Master of Arts in Art Education is offered in two plans: Plan I for those who are already licensed Art Teachers and who desire advanced art studio and related coursework; Plan II for those holding a Bachelor of Fine Arts or equivalent degree who desire teaching licensure as a visual art specialist. The programs are offered jointly by Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Institute of Art.

The admission procedure includes a formal application, three letters of recommendation, and a college transcript, which are submitted to the Art Education office. The Cleveland Institute of Art admission procedure requires a portfolio of art work. Approval by both the University and the Cleveland Institute of Art is required for admission. Information and application forms are available online through the office of Graduate Admission at Case Western Reserve University.

Plan I: 36 semester hours of course credit:
(For already licensed teachers)

18 hours in studio to be taken at the Cleveland Institute of Art at the 300 level or above; and 18 hours in academic courses to be taken at Case Western Reserve University at the 400 level or above, to be selected in consultation with the Director of Art Education; or 30 semester hours of course credit: 18 hours in studio to be taken at the Cleveland Institute of Art at the 300 level or above and 12 hours in academic courses to be taken at Case Western Reserve University at the 400 level or above, to be selected in consultation with the Director of Art Education; AND a thesis based on individual research not less than 6 semester hours of registration.

Plan II: 36 semester hours of course credit:

(Teacher Licensure Track for holders of the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree or equivalent studio background)

Prefix

CN

Title

Credit

Content Area

EDUC

401

Introduction to Education

3

Prof. Ed.

EDUC

404

Educational Psychology

3

Prof. Ed.

ARTS

385

Clinical/Field Experience I

1

Art Ed.

ARTS

386

Clinical/Field Experience II

1

Art Ed.

ARTS

387

Clinical/Field Experience III

1

Art Ed.

ARTS

400

Current Issues in Art Ed

3

Art Ed.

ARTS

493

Art Content, Pedagogy, Methodology & Assessment

3

Art Ed.

ARTS

602

Study in Art Education

3

Art Ed.

ARTS

465

Capstone Seminar for Art Teachers

4

Art Ed.

ARTS

466 A

PreK-6th Art Std. Tch.

4

Art Ed.

ARTS

466 B

7-12th Art Std. Tch.

4

Art Ed.

ARTS

495

Introduction to Multimedia Technology

3

Visual Art

ARTS

497

Summer Workshop in Art Education

3

Visual Art

*

 

M.A. Thesis Art Exhibition

0

 

 

 

Total M.A. Art Education

36 hrs

 

Retention and Advanced Standing
(Graduate Level)

Students in art education who expect to meet state teacher licensure requirements must apply for advanced standing prior to the semester in which they register for student teaching. To apply, students must submit to the art education faculty information about grade point average, personal goals, and self-analysis of performance in the program up to the point of evaluation. Art education faculty may (1) accept a student for advanced standing; (2) accept a student with reservation, with a remedial plan; or (3) reject a student and recommend a career change.

A 3.0 cumulative grade point average is required to enter student teaching as well as a total of 300 contact hours of clinical field-based experience.

A 3.0 grade point average must be maintained in all professional education courses and an overall G.P.A. of 3.0 is required to be recommended by the university’s Director of Teacher Licensure for State Teacher Licensure.

Completion of the Master of Arts degree exists separately from the assurance that State of Ohio Visual Art Teacher Licensure will be awarded. The State of Ohio requires passing scores on the PRAXIS II, fingerprinting and a criminal background check by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and the FBI, in addition to the requirements stated above.

All M.A. degree candidates are required to present a thesis exhibition with documentation prior to graduation.