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OVERVIEW

The Master of Arts in Art Education at JMU is a graduate program for certified art educators dedicated to excellence in teaching and directing comprehensive art education programs in schools, museums, art organizations, or in the private sector. The program includes in-depth analysis of the methods and techniques for teaching studio art, art history, art criticism and aesthetics.

The program promotes graduates who are: 1) dedicated art education professionals 2) articulate art education advocates and 3) charismatic leaders who demonstrate art education as a vital component of general education.

For more information, please contact:

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Bill Wightman
Art Education MA Coordinator
e-mail: wightmwh@jmu.edu
Phone: 540/568-5144

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

M.A. Art Education students are accommodated in Duke Hall in the Art Education Center. Students enrolled full-time in the M.A. Art Education program may receive a Graduate Assistantship or Graduate Teaching Assistantship during their first year of study.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

The candidate must have an art-teaching license and submit three letters of recommendation, a teaching philosophy, a sample lesson plan, and a personal statement as an indication of preparation for graduate study.  

The program of study includes nine hours in art education, three hours in art history, three hours in criticism, nine hours in education and/or art education electives (directed study) and six hours of thesis.

Master's Art Education minimum requirements

Art Education

9

Art History

3

Criticism

3

Thesis

6

Education/Art Education Electives

9

 TOTAL

30


 
Graduate Faculty
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Dr. Katherine Schwartz

Director of School of Art, Design and Art History, Professor of Art and Art Education

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Dr. Aderonke Adesanya

Professor of Art History

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Audrey Barnes

Industrial Design Coordinator, Associate Professor of Industrial Design

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Dr. Sarah Brooks

Associate Professor of Art History

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Sukjin Choi

Ceramics Head, Professor of Art

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Dymphna de Wild

Assistant Professor of Art, Foundations

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Corinne Diop

Associate Director of SADAH, Director of New Image Gallery, Photography Head, Assessment Coordinator, Professor of Art

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Dr. David Ehrenpreis

Professor of Art History

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Kyle Hackett

Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing

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Dr. Linda Halpern

Professor of Art History, Vice Provost for University Programs

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Richard Hilliard

Professor of Graphic Design

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Dr. Beth Hinderliter

Director of Duke Hall Gallery of Fine Art; Assistant Professor of Art History

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Dr. Laura Katzman

Professor of Art History

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R. Mertens

Art Studio Coordinator, Fiber Arts and Weaving Head, Associate Professor

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Dr. John Ott

Professor of Art History

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Kevin Phaup

Assistant Professor of Industrial Design

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Mark Rooker

Metals & Jewelry Head, Professor of Art

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Keenan Rowe

Digital Design and Fabrication Manager

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Dr. Maureen Shanahan

Art History Area Coordinator, Professor of Art History

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Rebecca Silberman

Professor of Art, Photography

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Dr. Hannah Sions

Assistant Professor of Art Education

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Dr. Wren River Stevens

Associate Professor of Art History, Interim Associate Dean of CVPA

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Greg Stewart

Sculpture Head, Professor of Art

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Allyson Mellberg Taylor

Foundations Coordinator, Associate Professor of Art, Foundations

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Dr. Karin Tollefson-Hall

Associate Director of SADAH, Art Education Coordinator, Associate Professor of Art Education

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Lisa Tubach

Professor of Art, Foundations

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Dr. William Wightman

NASAD Coordinator; Art Education MA Coordinator; Professor of Art and Art Education

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Susan Zurbrigg

Painting & Drawing Area Head, Professor of Art

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