Degree Offered: M.A. in Art Education
The graduate program offers course work and experiences leading to a Master of Arts degree in Art Education under Plan I (with a thesis) or Plan II (without a thesis). The M.A. program is oriented toward the development of a professional who has understanding of the core profession of art education as a humanistic discipline and a developing emphasis in a particular area of personal interest related to art education. Emphasis in this graduate program is given to the humanistic aspects of art and education and to a blending of creative work, research, and art pedagogy.
Although the art education program consists of individual faculty with different backgrounds, expertise and philosophies, we tend to agree and emphasize art education foremost as a humanistic profession where the growth and development of the individual is paramount and where the art experience is central to that experience.
A graduate student may elect to attain the MA in Art Education with K-12 New Mexico Art Teaching Licensure. This option requires 36 hours of art prerequisites to include 9 hours of art history and 27 hours of studio art to include drawing (6 hours), a non-drawing studio concentration (9 hours) and studio courses addressing a variety of 2D and 3D mediums.
In addition to the core courses required of all MA students, MA students seeking licensure need to take additional course work for Professional Education for the MA in Art Education with Licensure.