MEd in Learning, Teaching and Curriculum with Emphasis in Art Education, Certification

Degree Requirements

The master's degree in Art Education with certification is designed to allow non-certified students to pursue a program of study to increase competence in curriculum planning, techniques of teaching art, and the subject matter of studio art and art history and lead to certification to teach art.

The MEd degree in Art Education comprises 32 semester hours of graduate work that meets the professional needs of the students. The courses include 16 hours of classes at the 8000-9000 level and 16 hours of work in education at the 7000-9000 level or above, which includes a course that enables the student to read, interpret and evaluate research.

Core Courses in Art Education (on-campus)
LTC 8730Survey of Art Education3
LTC 8740Curriculum in Art Education3
LTC 8750Review of Research in Art Education3
General College of Education Requirements
Take one of the following:
ESC_PS 7160Child and Adolescent Development in Schools3
ESC_PS 7115Human Learning3
ED_LPA 9462History of U.S. Education Policy3
FA Graduate Art Studies
Graduate Art History
Graduate Multi Media
Art Education Certification (2-4 courses)
LTC 8941Internship in Curriculum and Instruction1-3
LTC 8735Visual Literacy and Visual Culture (spring)3
LTC 8745Visual Thinking Strategies I3
LTC 8746Visual Thinking Strategies II3
LTC 8765Artistic Thinking: Multimedia Applications for Teaching Art (fall)3
LTC 8766Illuminating Process and Product: Making Learning Visible3
LTC 8767The Art of Teacher Reflection3
LTC 8900Seminar in Curriculum and Instruction1-3
LTC 8085Problems in Curriculum and Instruction1-3
LTC 7587Seminar in Curriculum and Instruction (Art Education in the Multicultural Classroom)1-3
LTC 8915Classroom Research-Learning, Teaching and Curriculum (Classroom Research in Art Education (fall))1-3

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Applicants are required to meet two sets of minimum qualifications for admission: the requirements of the MEd in Learning, Teaching and Curriculum program and the minimum requirements of the Graduate School. Because requirements vary, you must refer to a degree program's graduate admission page to learn about specific admission criteria, application deadlines, eligibility and application process. Your application materials will be reviewed by both the Graduate School and the degree program to which you’ve applied before official admission to the University of Missouri.

Admission requirements will be based upon the following criteria. Complete admission requirements for the Master's program.

  • Completion of an appropriate Bachelor's degree with a GPA of 3.0 or better.
  • A minimum of two letters of recommendation; three letters, if your undergraduate GPA (last 60 hours) is below a 3.0.
  • Statement of purpose clearly indicating that the proposed Masters degree is appropriate to the applicant's professional aspirations.
  • For students whose native language is not English, a score of 80 IBT or better on the TOEFL or a 6.5 on the IELTS taken within the past two years

The LTC graduate program cannot assure admission to all applicants who meet minimum standards specified for the degree program. Resource constraints do not permit the admission of all qualified applicants.
A committee of faculty reviews the credentials of each applicant. It is the responsibility of this committee to exercise professional judgment related to the criteria that applicants must meet in order to be considered for admission to the program.

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