The Master of Arts degree in Art Education at WVU accommodates the seasoned art teacher as well as the inexperienced pre-professional student who is seeking advanced knowledge and/or training within the field of Art Education. Students interested in West Virginia PK-12 Visual Art certification may seek an MA plus certification.
The program requirements can be tailored to the individual needs of the student and can include a studio emphasis, a classroom research emphasis, or a community arts emphasis. The program typically includes a minimum of 30 hours of course work (for those coming in with a BFA + certification) culminating in a research paper or project. If students come into the program without a BFA + certification, the program will include a minimum of 48 credits including a student teaching semester of 16 credits to complete the degree.
In addition, students with a BFA or a BA in Art may pursue Post-Baccalaureate Certification as a non-degree seeking graduate student.
18 | Studio and/or Academic Electives
12 | Art Education or approved studies
6 | Master’s in Art Education Project
30 | TOTAL CREDIT HOURS (36 recommended)