MA Art Education

General Description

Licensed art education teachers who complete an art education master’s degree at Kent State University develop a focused competence in the visual arts as well as an intellectual understanding of the history and current issues of the field of art education. Students complete a course on quantitative and qualitative approaches to research then select to do a research study with a thesis or a master’s project option. The thesis culminates in a document that is based on scholarly research of an art education related topic. The master’s project involves action research, which focuses on participant/researcher studies in curriculum, classroom settings, grant implementation, and/or community-based projects.

 Financial Aid

Information on financial aid is available through the

Office of Student Financial Aid

103 Michael Schwartz Center
Kent State University
Kent, Ohio 44242-0001


Graduate Degree information is available online.

Graduate Studies

For more information about the program in Art Education, Dr. Linda Hoeptner PolingCoordinator of Graduate Studies in School of Art, 330-672-1362, or Dr. Koon Hwee Kan, Coordinator of Art Education 330-672-9508. For more information on the MAT, please contact Erin Harwood, Graduate Academic Advisor, College of Education, Health and Human Services 330-672-0583, or Todd Hawley, Program Coordinator, 330-672-0670.