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Western Kentucky University

M.A.E. (0443) Art Education Major

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission to the Master of Arts in Education, Art Major, applicants must:

1. hold or be eligible to hold a provisional teaching certificate for P-12 Art Education

2. meet the requirements for acceptance into Graduate College as stated in the Western Kentucky University Graduate Catalog. These requirements include a "GAP" score (the product of the GRE score times the overall undergraduate grade point average) of 3200 or higher. Contact the Office of Graduate Studies, 270-745-2446, for the Graduate Records Exam schedule and specific application procedures.

The Master of Arts in Education requires the development of a Professional Development Plan (PDP) and a Portfolio which reflect satisfactory progress toward the attainment of the Experienced Teacher Performance Standards. In addition, a written comprehensive examination is required at the conclusion of the course work. The PDP, Portfolio and all courses must be successfully completed before the recommendations for rank change is made. The credit hours over thirty (30) taken on a Master of Arts program will transfer to a Rank I program.

A. Required Major Course Components (18 hours)

(Art Education Advisor Approved)

Major (Art Education) Advisor

Dr. Miwon Choe, Assistant Professor

Art Education, Department of Art

FAC 439, 270-745-7052

1. Core of Required Studies in Art/Design Education

Art 511 Investigations in Art Education (3 credit hours)

(History of Art Education)

Art 512 Investigations in Art Education: Topical Seminar in Art Education

(Research/Assessment Component Course)

Art 590 Workshop: Arts/Humanities Education (3-6 credit hours)

Art 599 Thesis Research and Writing (6 credit hours)

Art 600 Maintaining Matriculation (1-6 credit hours)

Total Core of Required Studies in Art/Design Education 9 Credit Hours

2. Other Studies in Art/Design

Art 520 Ceramic Art (3-9 credit hours)

Art 540 Drawing (3-9 credit hours)

Art 550 Printmaking (3-9 credit hours)

Art 560 Painting (3-9 credit hours)

Art 570 Sculpture (3-9 credit hours)

Art 580 Weaving (3-9 credit hours)

Total Other Studies in Art/Design 6 Credit Hours

3. Electives

Art 500 Early Medieval Art (3 credit hours)

Art 501 Romanesque and Gothic Art (3 credit hours)

Art 591 Investigations in Art History (3 credit hours)

Art 401G Art in the Italian Renaissance (3 credit hours)

Art 405G Art Theory and Criticism (3 credit hours)

Total Electives 3 Hours

B. Required Minor Course Components (12 credit hours)

(Secondary Education Advisor Approved)

Minor (Secondary Education) Advisor

Dr. Tabitha Daniel, Interim Dept. Head

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Tate Page Hall 306, 270-745-2615

1. Professional Development Component (3 credit hours)

EDU 501 Seminar: Designing Professional

Development Plan (1 credit hour)

EDU 596 Portfolio Development & Professional Education Growth Plan (2 credit hours)

2. Educational Psychology Component (3 credit hours)

PSY 510 Advanced Educational Psychology

PSY 511 Psychology of Learning


PSY 519 Psychological Perspectives on

Classroom Behavior

3. Strategies Component (3 credit hours)

EDU 544 Classroom Teaching Strategies

GTE 537 Curriculum, Strategies, & Materials for Gifted Students

ENVE 575 Introduction to Environmental Education

LTCY 524 Teaching Reading Skills in the Content Areas

LTCY 444G Reading in the Middle & Secondary Grades

4. Curriculum Component (3 credit hours)

SEC 580 The Curriculum or

MGE 571 Middle School Curriculum

# Deficiency Requirement

If an Exceptional Child Education course is not documented on the candidate's undergraduate program, students are required to enroll in EXED 516. (3 credit hours)

These hours will be in addition to the 30 hours required for the program.


Written comprehensive examinations are required of all Masters degree candidates in teacher education programs. Students must have completed the course requirements for their Master degree program before applying for the comprehensive exams.

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 Last Modified 9/24/14