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Graduate Catalog | 2005-2007
College of Fine Arts

Art Education

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Master of Arts

Facilities for Graduate Work

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. Of particular note to museum education majors are 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.

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Areas of Study

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 the additional requirements for teacher certification.

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Graduate Studies Committee

The following faculty members served on the Graduate Studies Committee in the spring semester 2004-2005.

Christopher D. Adejumo
Paul E. Bolin
Rebecca L. Brooks
Jarvis W. Ulbricht
Fred Woody
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Admission and Degree Requirements

The master's degree program comprises three specializations, options A, B, and C. Option A is designed for students who wish to investigate art learning, concepts, and strategies appropriate for teaching art in schools. Option B emphasizes art museum education. Option C focuses on community-based art education. A bachelor's degree in art education, studio art, or art history is suggested for admission to any option; 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. Teacher certification is available for all options with additional coursework through the College of Education and the visual art studies division.

All options require thirty-six semester hours of coursework, consisting of six hours of studio art and/or art history; twenty-one 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. The student must pass a written and an oral examination upon completion of twenty-one semester hours and before beginning the thesis.

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For More Information

Campus address: Art Building (ART) 3.344, phone (512) 471-3377; campus mail code: D1300

Mailing address: The University of Texas at Austin, Graduate Program in Art Education, Department of Art and Art History, 1 University Station D1300, Austin TX 78712


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