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M.Ed. in Art Education

Master's of Education in Art Education 4+1 Degree Track

Earn your undergraduate and your Masters degree in just 5 years!

Have you always wanted to be an art teacher or recently imagined a career path in art education? The Ohio University Patton College of Education and School of Art + Design have an exciting new 4+1 degree track in Art Education for students interested in this career path. This program is a great way for students to earn a bachelor’s degree in Art and a master’s degree, with a Multi-Age Visual Arts License, in a total of five years!

How Does This Work?

Here’s how it works: Students complete a traditional, four-year undergraduate studio art program (BA or BFA), and then pursue a master’s program (M.Ed.) in the fifth (+1) year. At the end, you will receive a Masters of Education degree with a Multi-Age Visual Arts License, and be eligible to apply for and teach Art, grades Pre-K-12.

Acceptance into the +1 program requires three things:

  • 3.0 undergraduate GPA
  • Successful completion of the Ohio Assessment for Educators (OAE 006) test in Art
  • Successful completion of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), with a desired score of 290

This is an intensive and hands-on program. Once accepted as a graduate student, you will work closely with a Patton College of Education advisor, learn how to develop lesson plans and strategies for content delivery, complete your student teaching (2-days a week in the fall, full-time in the spring), and receive expert guidance that will enable a successful outcome, including licensure!

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Educators who understand the challenges and opportunities facing today’s students are in high demand. An M.Ed. can open many doors and, with this specialization, several different career options.  In addition to teaching in the K-12 education system, career opportunities such as Educational Coordinator, Director of Museum Education, Corporate Trainer, Educational Consultant, Curriculum Developer/Instruction Specialist, Career counselor, Principal, and Administrator, are possible.

Applying to the program

Admission Requirements

  • Completion of bachelor’s degree prior to admission, with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • You must submit an application to the Graduate College. Select “Teacher Education”. To set up an account and apply: https://www.ohio.edu/graduate/apply
  • As part of your application to Graduate College you must successfully complete the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), with a desired minimum score of 290. See https://www.ets.org/gre for more information and to register for the test.
  • To be allowed to start the program during the Summer 2018 term, teacher candidates must submit a passing score on the Ohio Assessment for Educators [OAE]: ME6365 Art Education – OAE 006. See https://www.oh.nesinc.com/ for more information and to register for the test.
  • You must also schedule a personal meeting with Dr. Frans H. Doppen by contacting Kellie Merriman at: merrimak@ohio.edu

For more information, please contact Professor David LaPalombara, School of Art + Design, Professor Frans Doppen, Patton College of Education, or any administrator in the Patton College of Education or School of Art + Design.

Contact Info

Professor David LaPalombara

School of Art + Design
lapalomb@ohio.edu

Professor Frans Doppen

Patton College of Education
doppen@ohio.edu