- Help others develop creative voice & vision
- MA for certified art teachers
- MAT/certification for grad students without art ed degree
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
- Learn more about this program or visit the Visual Arts website.
- College: Insalaco College of Creative and Performing Arts
- Courses: Available courses in this department
- 36 Credit Hours Required
- This program is accredited by the
National Association of Schools of Art and Design
Programs in Art and Design of the Department of Visual Arts are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.
Dr. Linda Dugan Partridge
Associate Professor Art History, Art History Program Coordinator
Pamela M. Parsons
Associate Professor of Art
Professor of Visual Art
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.
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Specific Program Requirements
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 a regionally accredited college or university
- “B” average during undergraduate study or demonstrated potential for graduate work
- Completed application
- Official, sealed transcripts
- Two or three letters of recommendation
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Jay YanderAssociate Director for Graduate Admissions
Phone: 570-348-6211 ext 2368
About me: I joined the Graduate Admissions staff in 2013, but began my career in higher education in 2004. I hold a Bachelor's Degree in English Writing/Journalism from the University of Pittsburgh.
My interests: I love to golf and I am a television addict. Whether it’s sports or a television series, I’ve probably watched it.
My favorite thing about Marywood: The diversity of its programs. Marywood has so much to offer to a wide array of students.
My favorite place on campus: Liberal Arts Center. I walk through the Rotunda each morning and it reminds me how much I enjoy being a part of Marywood.
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36 semester hours
I. CORE COURSES
12 semester hours
|EDUC 501||Research Theory||
|EDUC 502||Multidisciplinary Foundations of Education||
|ART History Elective||
II. CONCENTRATION IN ART EDUCATION
9 semester hours
In the concentration, the student must take a minimum of nine credits of graduate Art Education courses.
|ART 590||Current Trends in Art Education||
|ART 592||Professional Practice Skills in Art Education||
|ART Education Elective||
III. ART ELECTIVES
15 semester hours
The student must take at least 15 credits in graduate studio courses.
IV. PROFESSIONAL CONTRIBUTION (NO CREDIT)
ART 555 or ART 555E: Students are required to select one of the culminating experiences at a designated time prior to graduation. It may be a research paper or exhibit.