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The Master of Arts in Art Education from the Art of Education University is a highly customizable 36-credit graduate level program. It has been designed with the working Art Educator in mind with ridiculously relevant and meaningful courses and programming!
Upon acceptance into the program, your journey begins! You’ll begin by taking four required 500-level core courses (12 credits) and choosing from a menu of elective courses (15 credits). These courses can be taken in tandem, and in any order.
After completing your 500-level core and elective courses, you are eligible to take the Capstone Readiness Exam. Successful completion of this exam will unlock your final two 600-level core courses, Mission of Teaching and Capstone Research.
When pursuing a Master of Arts in Art Education from The Art of Education University you will curate a meaningful program specific to your needs and interests. You will enroll in our Core courses, but also have the freedom to choose from a selection of 15 elective credits. There are so many options!
There are two proctored events during your journey through the program: the Capstone Readiness Exam and the Capstone Research Presentation.
Capstone Readiness Exam
After completing all prerequisite courses, you are ready to register for the Capstone Readiness Exam. You must pass this assessment to unlock access to your final two courses in the program: Mission of Teaching and Capstone. For this exam, you will prepare and present a video in which you respond to key questions from the field. Don’t worry! Your prerequisite course experience has prepared you well for this step!
Capstone Research Presentation
The final step of your MA degree experience is defending your work! In the Capstone Research course you will prepare and write a timely research paper, and then present it to your instructor and peers in a live, virtual classroom. This serves as the final celebration of learning in AOEU’s degree program, as you defend your research.
University for Life
Today, you’re looking for a degree. But tomorrow becoming the best art teacher you can be might look like listening to a podcast, attending a conference, or logging relevant PD hours. AOEU is your university for life supporting you throughout your entire career.