Art Education Graduate Program

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Inspire your students through art

Advance your style and skills as an art educator.

Gain a deeper understanding of today’s art education field and develop new methods to use in your career.

Designed for the working educator, you can complete this master’s degree 100% online.

Why earn a master’s degree in art education at Missouri State?

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Teach art at a higher level

Raise your career ceiling and salary potential. This degree qualifies you to teach dual credit and other college courses.

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Advance your knowledge

Have a better grasp on best practices for teaching art. Gain new insights into teaching methods, classroom management and curriculum.

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Earn your degree on your schedule

Our program’s 100% online. You can complete your course work and studio work from a distance. Plus, you can choose to start in the fall or spring semester.

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Save money

Missouri State offers one of the most affordable graduate schools in the country. Most students receive some form of scholarships or financial aid.

Careers and outcomes

Graduates from the Master of Art Education (MAE) program will:

▪ Enhance their preparation in both professional education and subject matter areas appropriate to their teaching field by learning new teaching methods and classroom management strategies.

▪ Collaborate to promote justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion for students, teachers, and communities.

▪ Gain in-depth study of today’s art education world and powerful set of professional skills to deploy in the field of teaching by developing effective curriculum for contemporary classroom.

▪ Develop a firm understanding of cultural issues in art education by discussing its structures, organizations, and essential protocols.

▪ Select either a studio emphasis or a written thesis to provide evidence of competencies and program expectations.

▪ Refine their studio practices with important pedagogical applications.

▪ Work with the area advisor to develop the program of study which will focus on the needs and interest expressed by them.

▪ Qualify to teach dual credit and other college courses.