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Masters of Education in Art Education 4+1 Degree Track

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!


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, 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!


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.