Art Education, Master of (M.A.E.)
GRE (required if GPA is below 3.0) and/or Praxis I recommended
Please see www.vcu.edu/arts/prospective_students/graduate_studies for details on the application process.
Through engagement with theory, research and emerging technologies, the Master of Art Education program prepares art educators to be mindful professionals who are active in the field of art education.
The Master of Art Education offers two specific tracks. One track is for teachers who are already licensed and who wish to deepen their understanding of art education. The second is for people who hold a baccalaureate degree and wish to earn both a master’s degree in art education and a teaching license at the same time.
The program includes required and elective courses and allows students to pursue their areas of interest. All students are expected to work at a high level of independence, be self-motivated, respect peers and instructors and participate in the opportunities that the Department of Art Education and the School of the Arts offer. With the assistance of the adviser, the student determines a viable structure for the content and sequence of a program of graduate studies. Such a program can utilize the collective expertise of the art education faculty as well as appropriate community resources. Graduate course work, therefore, could include both on-campus and off-campus involvement.
Opportunities for personal growth through the M.A.E. program also include the rich resources of other graduate departments in the university in the visual and performing arts, education (including supervision, administration and special areas), the natural and social sciences and the humanities. Alternative approaches to traditional thesis methods are also encouraged within the program.
For general department information, visit www.vcu.edu/arts/areas_of_study/graduate_programs.html.