- 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. Christa Irwin
Assistant Professor Art History, Area Coordinator - Arts Administration
Assistant Professor of Art, Area Coordinator - Photography
Assistant Professor of Art, Area Coordinator - 3D Studies
Associate Professor of 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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Jason ThielGraduate Admissions Counselor
Phone: 570-348-6211 ext 2591
About me: I joined the Marywood Admissions team in the summer of 2013. I was born and raised in Scranton, PA and earned my BA in Business Administration with a concentration in Business Management from Marywood University. I have over 8 years of admissions experience and love helping students and families find the right educational fit.
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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.