Art Education (MEd)

Program of Study

Area 1 Professional Core
EDUF 6795Seminar: Foundations of Collaborative Student Support1
EDUF 6115Educational Psychology: Achievement for Diverse Learners3
EDUF 6116Educational Research Methods3
Area 1 Total7
Area 2 Content Concentration
ARTE 6185Concepts in Art Education3
ARTE 6187Curriculum in Art Education3
ARTE 6999Thesis/Exhibit Research2
ARTH 5125GResearch and Seminar in Art History3
Select four content concentration courses (see below) 112
Area 2 Total23
Area 3 Education Electives
Select two of the following:6
Integrating Multicultural/Global Studies Throughout the Curriculum
Psychology of the Early Adolescent Learner
Introduction to Instructional Technology
Area 3 Total6
Exit Requirements
ARTE 7000Graduate Exhibition0
Exit Total0
Total Credit Hours36

Instructor approval is required to register for 5000-6000 level studio courses (ARTS). Students not approved for graduate-level studio work must take the necessary undergraduate prerequisites.

Note: Students must have a minimum of 18 semester credit hours at the 6000 level.

Content Concentration Courses

ARTE 6186Graduate Problem: Art Education3
ARTH 6185Graduate Problem: Art History3
ARTS 5256GPainting: Advanced Methods3
ARTS 5236GDrawing: Advanced Methods3
ARTS 5248GCeramics: Advanced Methods3
ARTS 5288GSculpture: Advanced Methods3
ARTS 6236Drawing3
ARTS 6256Painting3
ARTS 6265Photography3
ARTS 6277Printmaking3
ARTS 6285Ceramics3
ARTS 6286Graduate Problem: Studio3
ARTS 6288Sculptural Explorations3
ARTS 6698Internship3-15

Admission Requirements

  • The general portion of the Revised Graduate Record Examination (GRE) with "writing assessment" component for Master of Education (MED) Program
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 (regular admission) or 2.50 (provisional admission) on all undergraduate work at an accredited United States institution in fulfillment of the requirements for a baccalaureate degree
  • A clear renewable teaching license or documentation of eligibility for certification (approved program completion and applicable licensure exam scores)
  • The successful applicant must not have a criminal record or discharge from the armed services that would prevent recommendation for related teacher certifications
  • An official transcript and portfolio evaluation and an interview with the art education program coordinator to determine the level of studio skills, qualifications, and if applicable, courses to transfer. Students may be advised to complete certain undergraduate courses and/or prerequisites for graduate-level courses.

Additional Program Requirements

The M.Ed. program in art education is collaboratively planned and delivered by the College of Education and the Department of Art. It is designed for those who currently hold a baccalaureate degree and teacher certification. The program builds on this foundation of knowledge and provides greater breadth and depth in content and opportunities to develop a higher level of expertise in teaching.

This Degree is subject to the following requirements:

  • Students must earn a 3.0 GPA calculated on all graduate work attempted. "Academic Forgiveness" policy does not apply to graduate studies.
  • Students cannot graduate with a grade of "C" or below in more than two (2) graduate courses (may be appealed to the College of Education Graduate Council).
  • A minimum of 27 hours of the hours required for the degree must be earned in residence (75%). Asynchronous (online) and distance learning courses administered through Columbus State University constitute courses taken in residence.
  • A maximum of nine (9) semester hours of transfer credit or courses taken at CSU prior to full admission to a master degree program may be applied toward the degree. Courses with earned grades of "C" or below cannot be transferred. The student's advisor and the coordinator of the program in which the student is enrolled must approve any courses transferred.
  • All degree requirements must be completed within seven (7) years of first enrollment.
  • Students must pass an exit examination in the Department of Art. The Department of Art offers students the option of an exit examination, thesis, or exhibition of studio art.