The Masters of Education in Art Education degree is designed for students who want to engage in a broad and critical intellectual exploration of contemporary questions and debates in arts and education. It provides students with advanced professional preparation as teachers and curriculum supervisors. It involves coursework but not a thesis.
At the University of Illinois, faculty and graduate students build a vibrant community of inquiry within the context of a Research 1 University. This community, including faculty whose breadth of interests span topics including contemporary art and visual culture in education, formal and informal learning, cultural policy and urban studies, and teacher training and identity provides an intellectually stimulating environment for graduate students to stretch themselves intellectually and prepare for the possibility of future doctoral study.
The normal length of study is 2 semesters. Students complete 4 art education courses and have the opportunity to elect courses from studio art, art history as well as from any program offered in the university that is complimentary. For students seeking certification, an additional academic year of coursework is required plus 1 semester of teaching.
Masters students receive funding and support as teaching assistant. Funding includes a tuition waiver, salary, health insurance, annual conference funding, plus many opportunities to gain competitive grants. Funding is conditional upon students’ academic standing. Resources
Arts-based research Community arts education Conceptual art practices and theory Creative cities Cultural globalization Emerging curriculum theory Performance studies Psychoanalysis Social practice Socially engaged art Teacher identity Urban education Visual culture Youth studies
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Recipient: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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