Application Requirements

Application Deadline

The Art Education program accepts application on a rolling basis. Completed applications should be received at least 6 weeks prior to the start of the semester in which the applicant intends to enroll.

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International Applicants

International Graduate Information

International applicants will upload a credential evaluation of their non-U.S. college or university transcripts from one of the services listed at this link: Credential_Evaluation

Test Requirements

Praxis II Art Content Knowledge test is required. Applicants may submit a Praxis II Art test score of at least 158 or a copy of a current  art teaching license.

Required Electronically
  • Application
  • Application fee
  • Transcripts (see below)
Required by Program
  • Teaching philosophy (1 to 2 pages)
  • Personal statement as an indication of preparation for graduate study
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Sample lesson plan demonstrating comprehensive art education
  • Evidence of current teaching license

Transcripts of all previous academic work at the undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) level. 

Applicants must upload unofficial copies of their transcripts and if admitted, all transcripts will be verified by the Graduate School. Applicants who previously attended James Madison University still need to upload an unofficial transcript, but do not need to provide official transcripts for verification.

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