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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Art Education at Marywood

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

Dr. Linda Dugan Partridge
Associate Professor Art History, Art History Program Coordinator

Mark Webber
Assistant Professor

Pamela M. Parsons
Associate Professor of Art

Steven Alexander
Professor of Visual Art
This is just a sample of our Visual Arts faculty - see them all!

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

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 a regionally 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

Find Your Counselor

Jay Yander

Associate 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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Master of Arts in Art Education

36 semester hours


12 semester hours

EDUC 501 Research Theory
EDUC 502 Multidisciplinary Foundations of Education
ART 549 Aesthetics
ART History Elective


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 600 Seminar
ART Education Elective


15 semester hours

The student must take at least 15 credits in graduate studio courses.


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.