Art Education


  • Help others develop creative voice & vision
  • MA for certified art teachers
  • MAT/certification for grad students without art ed degree

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The MA program in Art Education is intended for graduates of schools and departments of art/art education who are certified to teach. The program is designed to enrich the scope of their professional work and to extend their academic status. Marywood also provides the student with the opportunity to obtain Pennsylvania Instructional Certification (K-12) through the MA in Art Education or Post Baccalaureate study.

More About This Degree

  • Ann Maria Castelgrande, Instructor, Master of Arts in Studio Art, 1976; extensive workshops for K-12 certified teachers for PAEA.


Classes are held in the Shields Center for Visual Arts and the Insalaco Center for Studio Arts, both equipped with the latest computers and 80,000 square feet of studio/gallery space.

Marywood’s Art Galleries provide the Marywood community and northeastern Pennsylvania with noteworthy cultural events. The Mahady Contemporary Gallery, located on the first floor, is a spacious and dramatic setting for the display of artwork. The Suraci Gallery, located on the second floor, maintains Marywood’s permanent collection of fine and decorative arts.

The Shields Center for Visual Arts houses the Maslow Collection, which includes over 500 works from 178 artists including prints by noted artists Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, and Robert Rauchenber.

Specific Program Requirements

Candidacy Review: 

A student must file an application for candidacy when 12 credit hours of studio work have been completed. Acceptance as a candidate will be decided after successful completion of the Graduate Records Examination or the Miller Analogies Test, maintenance of “B” average or better in twelve studio credits taken at Marywood, submission of a portfolio of work from the studio courses taken at Marywood, and approval of the student’s potential as a graduate student by a committee from the department faculty.

For your Professional Contribution, students are required to select one the culminating experiences at a designated time prior to graduation. It may be a research paper, creative project or an exhibit. (Art 555, 555E or 555W).

Graduate Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • “B” average during undergraduate study or demonstrated potential for graduate work
  • Completed application
  • Essay
  • Official, sealed transcripts
  • Two or three letters of recommendation

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