Art Education (MEd)
The M.Ed. program in art education provides candidates the opportunity to further their knowledge through investigation and research of current issues, concepts and curriculum and to pursue their creative work in the studios as well as advanced studies in art history. This degree is for teachers with a clear renewable teaching certification.
Students admitted as candidates for the Master of Education degree must satisfactorily complete a planned program of study and a minimum of 36 semester credit hours. At least 18 of these hours must be in courses numbered 6000 or above. A graduate student's program, planned cooperatively with an advisor from the College of Education and Health Professions, will emphasize development both in the teaching field and in professional studies. Specific questions concerning Georgia Professional Standards Commission requirements for teacher certification should be directed to the COEHP Office of Student Advising and Field Experiences, or to the department that offers the student's area of study.
Teachers holding a teaching certificate or Certificate of Eligibility may pursue advanced professional and pedagogical studies by enrolling in a Master of Education (MEd) degree program. The MEd programs are designed to increase the candidate's expertise in the selected program of study. All advanced education programs are based on the principles identified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). At the conclusion of each program of study, the candidate demonstrates expertise through the successful completion of carefully designed exit requirements. These may include a written comprehensive examination, a completed research project, or other related exit requirements.
Educator Preparation at Columbus State University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. The CSU Department of Art is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).
Upon successful completion of the M.Ed. program, the candidate may apply to upgrade teacher certification to the T-5 level.
|Area 1 Professional Core|
|EDUF 6795||Seminar: Foundations of Collaborative Student Support||1|
|EDUF 6115||Educational Psychology: Achievement for Diverse Learners||3|
|EDUF 6116||Educational Research Methods||3|
|Area 1 Total||7|
|Area 2 Content Concentration|
|ARTE 6185||Concepts in Art Education||3|
|ARTE 6187||Curriculum in Art Education||3|
|ARTE 6999||Thesis/Exhibit Research||2|
|ARTH 5125G||Research and Seminar in Art History||3|
|Select four content concentration courses (see below) 1||12|
|Area 2 Total||23|
|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 Total||6|
|ARTE 7000||Graduate Exhibition||0|
|Total Credit Hours||36|
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 6186||Graduate Problem: Art Education||3|
|ARTH 6185||Graduate Problem: Art History||3|
|ARTS 5256G||Painting: Advanced Methods||3|
|ARTS 5236G||Drawing: Advanced Methods||3|
|ARTS 5248G||Ceramics: Advanced Methods||3|
|ARTS 5288G||Sculpture: Advanced Methods||3|
|ARTS 6286||Graduate Problem: Studio||3|
|ARTS 6288||Sculptural Explorations||3|
- 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.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Students will demonstrate competence in the development of a focused portfolio in preparation for exhibition.
- Students will demonstrate competence in the application of Art History and critical analysis in a research paper.
- Students will demonstrate competence in the ability to conduct research in art.
- Students will demonstrate competence in the application of art education concepts.
- Students will demonstrate competence in the development of P-12 curriculum.