Master of Arts (M.A.) Art Education

The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Art Education leads to advanced certification. The M.A. program is designed to meet the needs of those professionals holding valid certification in art education and who wish to pursue advanced certification in art education.

Please refer to the Piedmont College Catalog for more detailed despriptions.

33 hours of study to complete program:

Education Courses ............................................................... (12 hours)

EDSE 696/697/698. Educational Research Sequence............................ (3 hours)
or EDUC 699. Educational Research.................................................... (3 hours)
EDUC 703. Social, Cultural, and Ethical Perspectives of Education...... ...(3 hours)

Choose two courses from:

EDUC 600. Educational Assessment.................................................. (3 hours)
EDUC 603. American High School ...................................................... (3 hours)
EDUC 642. Critical Thinking and Creativity in the Classroom................. (3 hours)
EDUC 701. C ritical Analysis of Current Trends and Issues in Education. (3 hours)
EDUC 702. Integrating Media and Technology..................................... (3 hours)
EDUC 712. G roup Processes and Interpersonal Skills.......................... (3 hours)
EDUC 730. School Law...................................................................... (3 hours)
EDUC 795. Applied Research Project.................................................. (3 hours)
EDUC 798. Special Topics in Education.............................................. (3 hours)

Art Education Courses ........................................................... (18 hours)

ART 630. Art Criticism and Aesthetic Inquiry....................................... (3 hours)

A study of issues in art criticism and aesthetics, including artistic theories and the analysis and evaluation of works of art. Case studies and reviews of specific works are examined. Creative, pedagogical and social implications are emphasized.

ART 650. Special Topics in 2D Art Studio........................................... (3 hours)

Development of two dimensional studio course work as an artist/educator. Emphasis on individualized instruction leading to the development of a focused body of professional work. May be repeated for credit. Additional studio work outside of class is required.

ART 651. Special Topics in 3D Art Studio........................................... (3 hours)

Development of three dimensional studio course work as an artist/educator. Emphasis on individualized instruction leading to the development of a focused body of professional work. May be repeated for credit. Additional studio work outside of class is required.

ART 675. Special Topics in Art History............................................... (3 hours)

Selected topics and research problems in art history. Emphasis on individualized research with professional and/or pedagogical applications. May be repeated for credit.

ART 701. Studies in Art Instruction.................................................... (3 hours)

Seminars, special presentations and research projects for experienced art teachers seeking advanced professional development. Classroom techniques for studio, art history, and aesthetic inquiry will be emphasized. Directed field-based experience required. Teaching of laboratory classes required.

ART 702. Advanced Study in Art Instruction........................................ (3 hours)

Seminars, special presentations and research projects for experienced art teachers seeking advanced professional development. Curriculum development, scope and sequence, and strategies in integrating art into the educational system are discussed. Directed field-based experience required. Teaching of laboratory classes required.

Capstone................................................................................ (3 hours)

ART 788. Capstone Research........................................................... (3 hours)

This course is non-transferable and must be completed at Piedmont College

Prerequisite: Application for graduation must be submitted when registering for this course.

Designed to synthesize the graduate experience for candidates in the art education program. The course culminates in research that demonstrates the individual’s mastery of the graduate program in education, including conceptual, content, and pedagogical skills. Components of this course include written documentation of research, formal presentation of research, exhibit of student and personal artwork, and a portfolio containing graduate studies.