Area public school districts, including those of Austin and Round Rock, provide research and internship opportunities for students, as do private schools, retirement centers, hospitals, and museums. Students have access to the University's libraries, including the Perry-Castaneda Library, with more than two million volumes, and the Fine Arts Library, which contains a substantial slide collection. Other resources of particular note to museum education majors are the Center for Advanced Studies in the Arts and the collections of the Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art. Both the Department of Art and Art History and the College of Fine Arts offer access to computer laboratories.
Graduate study in art education involves advanced coursework designed to develop the student's ability to teach art. The program emphasizes theory, practice, and research in the teaching of art in kindergarten through the twelfth grade, in museums, and in adult learning environments. The degree also requires advanced work in studio art or art history. Graduates may seek teaching positions or continue their studies in a doctoral degree program. Those who plan to teach in Texas public schools should fulfill teacher certification requirements before entering the graduate program.
The following faculty members served on the Graduate Studies Committee in the spring semester 2000-2001.
Christopher D. Adejumo
The master's degree program comprises four specializations, plans A, B, C, and D. Plan A is designed for students who wish to investigate art learning and concepts appropriate for elementary and secondary school students. It emphasizes interdisciplinary instruction in art. A bachelor's degree and elementary or secondary school teacher certification are required for admission; students without teacher certification must take appropriate undergraduate coursework before admission. Plan B emphasizes art museum education, and plan C emphasizes the teaching of art to special populations. A bachelor's degree in art education, studio art, or art history is suggested for admission to either plan B or plan C; however, special consideration may be given to the applicant with a related bachelor's degree and experience in art teaching, museum education, or work with nontraditional populations. Plan D is designed for students seeking both a graduate degree in art education and a teaching certificate.
All plans require thirty-six semester hours of coursework, consisting of twelve hours of studio art and/or art history; fifteen hours of art education, including three hours of internship or classroom research; three hours in a supporting area such as research design; and six hours in the thesis course. Additional hours are required of students seeking teacher certification. The student must pass a written and an oral examination upon completion of twenty-one semester hours and before beginning the thesis.
Campus address: Art Building (ART) 3.344, phone (512) 471-3377; campus mail code: D1300
Mailing address: Graduate Program in Art Education, Department of Art and Art History, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712-1285
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