Mission of Teaching

Explore current art education issues in your passion area through action research to become a catalyst for change in art education.

3 Credits|8 Weeks|$1347
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To register for this course, please contact your Academic Advisor.

This course will allow participants to explore philosophical perspectives and research methods within the field of K–12 education, specifically art education, as they seek to be a catalyst for change both within the profession and in their personal practice.

As participants embark on their teacher-researcher journey, they will select current art education issues and relate them to their mission and vision of teaching. Finally, participants will begin to design and follow their mission through the lens of action research to advocate for and create change in art education.

For the official course description, see the course syllabus or Graduate Catalog.

Required Materials

The following texts are also required for ARE631: Capstone Research.

Additional Materials

  • Computer with basic audio and video output equipment
  • Internet access (broadband recommended)
  • Basic computing skills (see AOEU’s Technology Requirements)
  • Access to AOEU’s online learning platform, Brightspace, to view course content, submit assignments, and engage in discussion (provided)
  • A Google Drive account (provided)
  • Word-processing platform (Microsoft Office, Pages, Google Docs)


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