Elevate your art education career with our M.A. degree. Tailored for those with a background in art education, our program offers a focused competence in the visual arts, along with an in-depth understanding of the history and current issues of the field of art education. With a curriculum that includes quantitative, qualitative, mixed-methods, and arts-based research approaches, you'll develop the skills you need to become a leader in your field.
Art educators who complete an Art Education master’s degree at Kent State University develop a focused competence in the visual arts and an intellectual understanding of the history and current issues of the field.
Students complete a course preparing them to complete a research study or curriculum project leading to their thesis or a master’s project work. The thesis culminates in a document based on scholarly research on an art education-related topic. The master’s project involves action research, focusing on curriculum, classroom settings, grant implementation, or community-based projects.
Also offered as 100% Online or Hybrid Degree
The online M.A. in Art Education provides the same rigorous curriculum as the campus-based program. Designed for Pre-K-12 art educators in public and private schools, museums, and enrichment classes, this program offers the choice of either 100 percent online coursework with no required campus attendance or a combination of online and in-person coursework.
Students have the choice of two capstone options:
- Thesis – scholarly quantitative, qualitive, or mixed-methods research on an art education-related topic
- Project – selected action research, curriculum work, community-based or grant projects based
Program highlights include courses in art education theory and practice, studio art, art history, and design education.
The Art Education M.A. program does NOT result in eligibility for the Ohio Multi-Age Visual Arts Education (PreK-12) teaching license. For initial licensure in Visual Arts Education, please refer to the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) program offered through the College of Education, Health, and Human Services.
Students earning the M.A.T. with an emphasis in Art Education receive a master’s degree and eligibility for pre-K-12 licensure in the visual arts from the State of Ohio.