Art Education, MA
Degree: Master of Arts (MA)
Field of Study: Art Education
There is a temporary pause in admissions to the MA in Art Education.
For graduate policies and procedures, please review the School of Graduate Studies section of the General Bulletin.
The Master of Arts in Art Education requires a total of 39 credits and is designed to educate professional teachers of art for public and private schools who are also competent, creative artists. The program meets the requirements of the Ohio Board of Education to qualify its university-recommended students for Pre-K-12 Visual Art Specialist Licensure to teach art in the public schools of Ohio and more than 40 reciprocating states.
The admission procedure includes an online application, three letters of recommendation, a college transcript, and artist portfolio, which are to be submitted to the Art Education office, and an interview with the program director in which students show a portfolio of artwork and discuss their program of study.
|ARTS 365||Capstone Seminar for Art Teachers||4|
|ARTS 385||Clinical Experiences||3|
|ARTS 400||Art For Different Futures||3|
|ARTS 407||Emerging Technology in Art + Design Education||3|
|ARTS 466A||Student Teaching in Art: Pre-K - 6th Grade||4|
|ARTS 466B||Student Teaching in Art: 7th - 12th Grade||4|
|ARTS 602||Contemporary Approaches to Teaching Art||3|
|ARTS 493||Understanding Curriculum||3|
|EDUC 255||Literacy Across the Content Areas||3|
|EDUC 401||Introduction to Education||3|
|EDUC 404||Educational Psychology||3|
|EDUC 486||Introduction to Instructional Technology||3|
The Art Education, MA is designed to educate professional teachers of art. There are four decision points in the Art Education Program. For each of the decision points, there are three possible outcomes: unconditional admission; conditional admission with a prescribed remedial plan which when successfully completed will result in unconditional admission; or denial of admission. Denial of admission at any decision point means the student is no longer able to pursue an art education degree at Case Western Reserve University.
Decision Point 1: Entry to the Program
Application for admission to the program requires:
- being accepted to the university
- being accepted as an art major through an art portfolio review
- submission of a signed Statement of Assurance of Good Moral Character
- a satisfactory interview with art education faculty, documented on the Teacher Licensure Admission Assessment Form
Decision Points 2 and 3: Admission to Advanced Standing & Student Teaching
Application for advanced standing and student teaching requires:
- Cumulative GPA of 2.7 or better
- Discipline GPA of 2.7 or better
- Education GPA of 3.0 or better
- Minimum average score of 2.5 on the ePortfolio
- Pass TB test; present documentation of hepatitis B vaccinations
- Pass criminal background checks (BCI & FBI)
- Minimum average score of 2.5 on DAI
- Successful completion of the Student Teaching Interview.
Decision Point 4: Retention During the Student Teaching Semester
- Minimum average score of 2.75 on each CWRU Student Teaching Final Assessment by Cooperating Teacher and University Supervisor during the first student teaching placement
- Minimum average mid-semester score of 2.75 on DAI
Decision Point 5: Recommendation for Initial Licensure
Application for initial licensure occurs after successful completion of all degree requirements. The application requires:
- Cumulative GPA of 2.7 or better.
- Discipline GPA of 2.7 or better.
- Education GPA of 3.0 or better
- Completion of degree requirements
- Minimum average score of 3.0 on the ePortfolio
- Minimum average score of 3.0 or better on DAI
- Completion of CWRU Final Student Teaching Assessment by Cooperating Teacher and University Supervisor averaging 3.0 or better on each
- Achieve passing scores on Ohio Licensure exams
- Completion of the following: Feedback on University Supervisor, Feedback on Cooperating Teacher, CWRU Teacher Licensure Exit Interview and Survey.
- submission of a current final transcript documenting the following: a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better, an art course GPA of 3.0 or better, and an education GPA of 3.0 or better
- a passing score on DAI, completed by the art education faculty
- achievement of state-mandated scores on the two Ohio Assessments for Educators exams
- completion of the CWRU Student Teaching Final Assessment by the cooperating teacher and university supervisor with a grade of B or better
- completion of the CWRU Teacher Licensure Exit Interview and Survey
After successfully completing all requirements at the four decision points, the student is recommended by the university’s director of teacher education for the Ohio Provisional Art (Pre-K-12) License. Completion of the MA Program in Art Education degree does not ensure that the State of Ohio’s Provisional Visual Art Teacher License will be awarded.