Master of Arts in Art Education

Degree Offered: MA in Art Education (Two Options)

The University of New Mexico’s Art Education Program offers graduate work leading to the Master of Arts (MA) in Art Education degree to qualified students. MA students may choose to focus on the MA without licensure (33 credits) or the MA in Art Education with coursework leading to Visual Art preK-12licensure (51 credit hours). The two options in programs of studies support students with a wide range of interests: For example, the MA in Art Education leading to Visual Art preK-12 licensure option opens up the possibility for graduates without a prior teaching license to teach in a public school setting (New Mexico’s licensure is virtually reciprocal with 44 other states); whereas the MA in Art Education without licensure helps practicing licensed teachers to advance from a New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) Level 2 Teaching License to a NMPED Level 3 Teaching License. Both MA in Art Education programs of study can be used to prepare graduates to teach art in a private school, museum, or community organization, as well as prepare graduates to research and advocate within the field of art education, and/or can be used as a prerequisite in continuing on to a doctorate degree in art education or a related concentration.

MA Art Education (with licensure) Planning Sheet: MA with Licensure New Degree Form

MA Art Education (without licensure) Planning Sheet: ARTE MA No Licensure Program of Studies