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2009-2011 EIU Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art Education Option


Program Mission: The Master of Arts in Art with Art Education Option is predominantly a summer program designed to strengthen the professional development of certified art teachers.  The art education option does not lead to teacher certification.

Accreditation: The Art Department of Eastern Illinois University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

Admission Requirements: To be eligible for degree candidacy for the degree program and option, applicants must meet all of the requirements for admission to the Graduate School (see “Admission to Graduate Degree and Certificate Programs”).

  • Candidates seeking the Master of Arts in Art with the Art Education Option must submit three letters of recommendation from principals, supervisors, or others who can attest to the applicant’s performance as a certified art teacher and documentation of at least two years of teaching experience in art education.

Degree Audit:

The graduate plan of study is the EIU Degree Audit, which is generated automatically in the Degree Audit Reporting System (DARS) at the time of degree or certificate candidacy. Modifications of the standard EIU Degree Audit are submitted by the graduate coordinator to the certification officer in the Graduate School at the time modifications are approved. The Degree Audit serves as an unofficial summary of requirements for the program. Degree and certificate candidates are advised to review the comprehensive summary of the Degree Audit process specified on the “Requirements for All Degree and Certificate Candidates” section of the Graduate Catalog. Individual programs may require candidates to submit plans of study in addition to the Degree Audit, candidates should consult with the program coordinator.

Degree Requirements


Degree requirements for all candidates include those outlined for the master’s degree by the Graduate School (see “Requirements for the Master’s Degree”).

Candidates for the Master of Arts with an Art Education Option must complete a minimum of 32 semester hours.

All candidates in the art education option are required to complete a master’s research project. After completing ART 5500, Current Trends in Art Education and ART 5800, Research Methods in Art Education, students will enroll in ART 5970, Independent Study in Art Education and complete an independent research project that documents a substantial application of art education theory and practice. The Research Project may involve historical, philosophical, empirical, or curricular topics. All candidates are required to pass an oral comprehensive examination of the completed research project in the final term.


Curriculum for the 32 Hour Art Education Option


Depending on their interests, graduate art education students may elect an area of concentration that includes differing proportions of graduate art education, studio and art history, and professional education coursework (see footnote 1). The concentrations are Art Education/Studio Art and Art Education/Professional Education.

Art Education/Studio Art Concentration


Art Education Coursework


9 semester hours of Art Education coursework selected from the following:

Studio Art and Art History Coursework


15 semester hours of Studio Art coursework (see footnote 3)
3 semester hours of Art History coursework selected from the following:

Art Education/Professional Education Concentration


Art Education Coursework


9 semester hours of Art Education coursework selected from the following:

Art Education Optional Coursework


0 to 6 semester hours of Art Education coursework selected from the following:

Studio Art and Art History Coursework


15 semester hours of Studio Art coursework (See footnote 3)
3 semester hours of Art History coursework selected from the following:

Graduate Assistantships


Information on graduate assistantships may be obtained by contacting the Coordinator of Graduate Studies or Chair of Art Department, EIU.

Footnotes


(footnote 1) Candidates holding graduate teaching assistantships in the Art Department will include ART 5850 Teaching Practicum in their program of study.

(footnote 2) Candidates for Art Education Option must take ART 5970 for a minimum of 3 credits to fulfill Art Education coursework requirements.

(footnote 3) Studio Art electives are selected in consultation with the academic advisor for Graduate Art Education students.