Graduate Department of
College of Fine Arts
Chair: Sara Scott Shields; Professors: Gussak, McRorie, Shamp, Villeneuve; Associate Professor: Broome, Cuyler, Fendler, Parker-Bell, Rowson-Love, Shields; Assistant Professors: Donald, Ward; Specialized Faculty: Gerber
The Department of Art Education empowers people to empower people through the arts. With over a 70-year history, the Department of Art Education believes in the intrinsic value of art as a catalyst for social change. Not only can art promote the development of the individual but serves to enrich and enliven the world around us. As a comprehensive education and research program, we only offer graduate level degrees. We find this provides a rigorous and individualized learning experience as students work towards one of our 9 specialized degree options.
The graduate curricula can lead to the Master of Arts (MA) in Arts Administration, Master of Arts (MA) in Museum Education and Visitor-Centered Curation; the Master of Science (MS) in Art Education; the Master of Science (MS) in Art Therapy; the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), and Doctor of Education (EdD) degrees in Art Education, both of which include specialization options in Art Therapy, Art Education, Museum Education and Visitor-Centered Curation, and Arts Administration.
Admission to the Master's Degree Program
Applicants for admission to any of the master's degree programs should have an undergraduate major related to art, art education, arts administration, museum education, or thirty semester hours in coursework related to the degree they are seeking. Applicants can make up deficiencies after acceptance into the program, and in fact, many candidates for may find this to be necessary. Each of our graduate degrees and pathways have different application requirements, deadlines, and specifications, so please be sure to check the admissions website for specific details (https://arted.fsu.edu/prospective-students/admissions/).
Admission requirements may include: the completion of a questionnaire, official transcripts from all previous coursework, results from the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE), three letters of recommendation, an electronic portfolio of the candidate's studio work, an academic writing sample, and a 1,000-word statement of purpose that should include career goals and why the applicant is applying to this program. Candidates must earn a minimum percentile ranking of 55% on the Verbal and 25% on the Quantitative portions of the GRE and a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale for all hours after the first sixty semester hours of undergraduate education for admission to the program.
Financial assistance is available through federal and state financial aid programs, departmental assistantships, and the college and University fellowships. Certain fellowships are available only to new Florida State University graduate students. All U.S. students are encouraged to submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) regardless of their income. International Students from select countries should consider applying for the Linkage Institutes' Out-of-State Tuition Exemption.
Teaching and research assistantships in the Department of Art Education are also available. Applications submitted will be considered after the student has been accepted into the program. Teaching and research assistantship applications should be made to the department preceding entrance to the program. Graduate students applying for or pursuing a master's or doctoral degree in any of the four programs within the department, which include Art Education, Art Therapy, Arts Administration, and Museum Education and Visitor-Centered Curation (EC), are eligible to apply for an assistantship. Assistantships are competitive and the number of funded positions vary from year to year. Assistantships supply graduate students with a tuition waiver and stipend. The department offers graduate assistantships and teaching assistantships.
Requirements for the Five Year Direct-Entry Pathway Leading to a BA in Art/Master of Science (MS) Degree in Art Education
The primary mission of the 5-year direct-entry pathway is to prepare art teachers for public and private school service, who possess knowledge and skills in the arts, advanced theoretical and practical knowledge in art education and understanding of the roles of education within wider contexts of culture and society. Completion of this direct-entry pathway results in a BA in Fine Arts and an MS in Art Education with eligibility for a Florida teacher certification. Certification requirements for teaching and administration are incorporated into individual programs of study to make the candidate eligible for K-12 certification in art in the state of Florida. Learn more at https://arted.fsu.edu/programs/art-education/.
Requirements for the Master of Science (MS) Degrees in Art Education
The MS in Art Education degree, with (option 1) or without (option 2) teacher certification, provides comprehensive knowledge and skills in formal education systems. Currently we offer Option 1 as a face-to-face degree and Option 2 in either traditional face-to-face or 100% online format. Students choosing face-to-face instruction in either option 1 or 2 are integrated into the track of students who are already progressing through the 5-year combined degree program. If seeking certification, requirements are incorporated into individual programs of study to make the candidate eligible for K-12 certification in art in the State of Florida. Students choosing Option 2 in the fully online format are able to work at a self-selected pace, with the typical time to degree for students ranging from 2-3 years, dependent on the student's enrollment being full-time or part-time. Detailed course guides and requirements can be found at https://arted.fsu.edu/programs/art-education/.
Option I. Art Education Certification
Art Education with Certification provides comprehensive knowledge and skills in formal education systems. Students in this option are integrated into the track of students who are already progressing through the five-year direct-entry pathway. Certification requirements for teaching and administration are incorporated into individual programs of study to make the candidate eligible for K-12 certification in art in the state of Florida. Remediation of art courses is determined by individual deficiencies at the bachelor's degree level.
Option II. Art Education Without Certification
The Art for Life option is designed to develop knowledge and skills of contemporary theory, practice, and research in art education through artistic and scholarly inquiry and by exploring current and historical issues in art education, particularly in art education for social justice. This option is offered in both traditional face-to-face and 100% online formats. Both options, provide comprehensive knowledge and prepares students to undertake research in the field of art education. This degree does not provide certification, and is suitable for certified teachers, community or museum art educators, or educators pursuing an alternative track toward certification.
Requirements for the Master of Science (MS) in Art Therapy
This degree is designed to explore the theory and practice of therapeutic techniques in art and to provide clinical experiences that translate theory into practice for the development of professional art therapists. The program is of particular interest to people serving special populations, individuals who work in community health facilities, and those who wish to meet Art Therapy Credentials Board (ATCB) requirements for registration. The program is constructivist in nature, requiring students to develop a unique approach to the use of art therapy with a diverse range of individuals. The degree emphasizes art therapy theory (ARE 5555, 5557, 5640, 5649); art therapy practice (ARE 5382, 5460, 5551, 5552, 5556); and clinical internships (ARE 5940L, 5941, 5942, 5943). Candidates for the degree will be required to write a thesis (a minimum of six semester hours) or complete a culminating project (a minimum of three semester hours) as part of the degree requirements in addition to completing the department requirements for master's level students (ARE 5245, 5641, 5745).
The program of studies in art therapy adheres to the Accreditation Council for Art Therapy Education (ACATE) and Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program (CAAHEP) standards for art therapy education and is a CAAHEP Accredited Program. The program includes both academic content and clinical experience. In addition to thirty semester hours of art or art education prerequisites, twelve semester hours of psychology prerequisite courses are required and may include CLP 4143, PSY 2012, 4604, or DEP 3103, 3305. Candidates meeting graduate admissions standards will be invited to interview for the program.
Requirements for the Master of Arts (MA) in Arts Administration
The master's degree in arts administration educates aspiring cultural leaders about the practice and theory of socially responsible arts administration. The program, requiring a minimum of four semesters to complete, consists of a minimum of thirty-nine semester hours and includes: four courses in the arts administration core (ARE 5262, 5253, 5665, and 5865); a minimum of nine hours in general core requirements (ARE 5245, 5641, 5745, or 5935); nine hours in managerial coursework such as marketing, accounting, public administration, and human resources management; and nine hours of internship. The remainder of the program is based upon the needs of the individual student and the degree requirements of the College of Fine Arts. Applicants need not submit a portfolio.
Requirements for the Master of Arts (MA) in Museum Education and Visitor-Centered Curation
The master's degree in Museum Education and Visitor-Centered Curation (EC) conflates museum education and exhibition functions. The EC degree prioritizes addressing the educational needs of museum visitors through programming, interpretation, and exhibitions. The program consists of a minimum of thirty-nine hours and includes: three courses in common core (ARE 5245, 5641, and 5745); five courses in EC core (ARE 5258, 5295, 5665, 5256, and 5257); a minimum of three electives (ARH 3854, ARE 5253, ARE 5867, or LIS 5590); and six hours of internship with the option of completing at the Ringling Museum in Sarasota.
Requirements for the Specialist Degree in Art Education (EdS)
The Specialist in Art Education (EdS) is offered for those who wish to continue study without the pursuit of a doctorate. This is a research and master-teacher degree for students with an extensive background in art education who wish to continue service in public education. Requirements and procedures are similar to the doctorate except for the substitution of a project for the dissertation.
Admission to the Doctoral Degree Program
The art education doctoral admissions requirements and procedures are subject to all regulations specified for graduate studies in the University's Graduate Bulletin for the academic year in which the doctoral student first matriculates.
Specifically, admission requirements include taking the Graduate Record Examinations, and candidates must earn a minimum percentile ranking of 55% on the Verbal and 25% on the Quantitative portions of the GRE or more, or a 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale on a master's degree from an accredited institution. The baccalaureate degree must be from an accredited college or university in art, art education, or related fields. Deficiencies may be made up. The applicant must be in good standing in the institution of higher education last attended. Additional admission requirements include: the completion of a questionnaire, official transcripts from all previous coursework, results from the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE), three letters of recommendation, a portfolio of the candidate's studio work and/or the candidate's student work (if applicable) in a clear plastic sheet, an academic writing sample, and a 1,000-word biography that should include career goals and why the applicant is applying to this program.
Requirements for the Doctoral Degree in Art Education
Purpose of the Program
The program is designed to produce leaders in instruction, research, and administration in art education, art therapy, museum education and visitor centered curation (EC), and arts administration and to encourage students to make a significant contribution to the body of knowledge that constitutes the teaching/learning and administrating processes in the arts. The objectives of the program are sought through the following:
- Selective admission procedures
- A curriculum that is interdisciplinary and adaptive to deepening knowledge in a particular subspecialty
- Continuous evaluation to ascertain achievement level and potential of the student for further development
- Research opportunities and support
- Close faculty-student relationships
In general, there are two major roles in the fields of art education, art therapy, museum education and visitor-centered curation, and arts administration for which advanced graduate studies have relevance. The first role is that of a practitioner in which the art professional concentrates on teaching, supervision, clinical, or administrative practice. The second role is one in which it is the task of the art professional to produce historical, philosophical, or scientific theories applicable to art education, art therapy, museum education, and arts administration.
The doctoral program may lead to either the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Doctor of Education (EdD) degree. Many of the recipients of the doctoral degree are now teaching on the faculties of colleges and universities throughout the United States as well as internationally, or are administering arts programs in educational or arts institutions and agencies.
Doctoral Degree Program of Studies
The four major area specialties in which the program is divided anticipate the spectrum of scholarship in this expanding field. The degrees are classified under four different majors; Art Education, Art Therapy, Arts Administration, or Museum Education and Visitor-Centered Curation.
Residency requirements for the doctor of philosophy degree (Ph.D.) & doctor of education degree (Ed.D.): After earning a master's degree, you must be continuously enrolled on the University campus or in one of its teaching centers for a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in any period of 12 consecutive months. To see detailed explanations for the residency expectations see the corresponding section of the Graduate Bulletin. The remaining years of study for either the Ph.D. or Ed.D. need not be continuous, but students who miss more than a semester, including summer, must reapply to the program. The Department must approve doctoral readmissions, and readmitted students may be required to do additional coursework and/or re-take the comprehensive exam, at the discretion of the major supervisor and/or supervisory committee.
Diagnostic Examination. The applicant must meet University requirements for admission and pass a departmentally administered diagnostic examination.
Research Tool Requirements. The research tool requirement normally consists of sixteen semester hours including a research survey, statistics, and some combination of quantitative and/or qualitative methods tailored to meet the student's needs. These may include but are not limited to: historical methods; ethnography and other observational strategies; evaluation research; experimental, survey, and correlational methods; a foreign language; and/or philosophical inquiry. The research tool requirement is selected in consultation with the student's advisory committee and the graduate coordinator.
Three academic years of graduate study beyond the master's degree are usually required. All requirements for the doctoral degree must be completed within five calendar years from the time the student passes the preliminary examination, or a new preliminary examination will be set by the committee.
Definition of Prefix
Note: Contact the department for more information.
ARE 5046. Art Education Theory and Practice I (3). Prerequisite: ARE 5358. Corequisite: ARE 5940. This course provides pre-service art education students with the practical knowledge and experiences of planning for learning, teaching methods, classroom management, discipline, and adapting and modifying for learning in art for diverse learners. Students learn the application of state and national standards to teaching art in K-12. Observation and participation in the K-12 public schools is required.
ARE 5047. Art Education Theory and Practice II (6). Prerequisites: ARE 5358 and 5046. Corequisite: ARE 5940. This course continues the themes and concepts learned in ARE 5358 and ARE 5046. The practice of teaching art is studied in combination with studio practice and methods within the context of environment and culture. The course requires extensive field components and prepares students for their student teaching experience.
ARE 5145. Human Development and Learning in Art (3). Prerequisite: Admission to the Art Education Teacher Certification Program. Corequisite: ARE 5046. This course provides a theoretical foundation for understanding what children know and learn through artistic inquiry and expression. The course emphasizes practical application of the knowledge to curriculum development and lesson planning. Observation in the public schools is required.
ARE 5245. Program Development for Educational and Community Contexts (3). In this course, students learn through the exploration and development of curricular and/or program development in the arts in formal and informal educational settings.
ARE 5246. Contemporary and Historical Issues in Art Education (3). This course is an exploration of current and historical issues in art education. In that context, the goal of this course is to present a conceptual overview of significant concepts and issues in art education through examining primarily current and historical writings and writers in the field. In addition, methods of historical and contextual research as well as issues related to writing history are also examined. All course assignments and experiences are formulated to encourage reflection and explorations between personal interests and experiences, artistic practices, scholarly inquiry, and interdisciplinary thinking.
ARE 5253. Arts in Community Engagement (3). This course introduces students to the practice and theory of arts-based community engagement. The course also includes service-learning fieldwork with a local cultural organization.
ARE 5256r. Visitor-Centered Exhibitions (3–6). Corequisite: ARE 5257. This course is designed to explore current visitor-centered theories, research tools, and practices in museum exhibition planning coinciding with hands-on curatorial experience.
ARE 5257r. Visitor Studies (3–6). Corequisite: ARE 5256. This course is designed to explore current visitor-centered theories, research tools, and practices in museum exhibition planning coinciding with hands-on curatorial experience.
ARE 5258. Museum Education (3). Prerequisite: Must be currently enrolled in a graduate-degree program in a department participating in the Museum Studies Certificate Program, or have a graduate degree in a related discipline. This course is an in-depth investigation of exemplary practices in contemporary museum education. Students study educational materials produced by exemplary museums, their use as models, current and potential uses of technology in the museum for interactive learning, researching of museum-school partnerships, including outreach and networking procedures and preparation of appropriate educational programming materials.
ARE 5262. Principles of Arts Administration (3). In this course, students study theories of the processes critical for establishing and sustaining non-profit cultural organizations including strategic planning, nonprofit organizational behavior and legal structures, life stages, and boards of directors.
ARE 5295. Art Museum Education (3). Prerequisite: ARE 5258. This course builds on a base established in the prerequisite course ARE 5258 Museum Education, and addresses education in the art museum context.
ARE 5304. Art in Childhood Education (3). This course is a examination of the elementary art program; study of significant literature and research in the field, and inquiry into methods and materials.
ARE 5358. Art for Life (3). This course consists of an examination of issues and concepts in art education, particularly from an "Art for Life" perspective, for pre-service art teachers. Course content includes exercises in aesthetic and critical inquiry related to art and visual culture as appropriate for K-12 educational theory and practice in art education.
ARE 5382. Introduction to Counseling for Art Therapists (3). Prerequisite: Instructor permission. This course examines the uniqueness of artistic expression in therapy. Implications for practical applications are presented for varying therapeutic needs. Methods of interactions with clients are explored with emphasis on building rapport, establishing trust, facilitating communication, initiating problem solving, and implementing termination of treatment.
ARE 5387. Teaching College Art (3). This course fosters the development of skills, knowledge, and experience needed for effective post-secondary art instruction.
ARE 5460. Therapeutic Use of Art Materials (3). Prerequisite: Instructor permission. This course is designed to give students fundamentals of how art materials are used therapeutically in educational, community, and clinical settings. Included in the course is a survey using art materials as a means of growth and discovery.
ARE 5551. Art Therapy and Group Counseling (3). Prerequisite: Instructor permission. In this course, emphasis is placed on group processes and the unique characteristics that art brings to group work. Group art therapy is examined from a theoretical perspective. The practical application of conducting art therapy groups with differing populations is explained.
ARE 5552. Assessments for the Practice of Art Therapy (3). Prerequisite: Instructor permission. This course emphasizes the use of projective and art-based assessment instruments for the art therapist. Students learn to write reports based on individual assessments and become familiar with medical charting, record keeping, and treatment planning.
ARE 5554. Special Populations (3). This course focuses on the use of art therapy with various special populations. Observation and participation opportunities are afforded so that students can develop skills in human relations, art therapy assessment and art therapy treatment planning for children and adolescents with special needs.
ARE 5555. Advanced Art Therapy (3). This course is a survey of art therapy through examination of its history, literature, populations, and professional opportunities.
ARE 5559r. Human Development in Art Therapy (3). This course integrates theory and application to help students learn about addressing stages of human growth and development using art therapy training and techniques. Students complete thirty hours of service learning at a site dedicated to typical and atypical developmental populations. Through these learning opportunities, students develop skills in identifying the varying biopsychosocial, contextual, and cultural factors that impact development across the life span and how this impacts the practice of art therapy. May be repeated to a maximum of six (6) credit hours.
ARE 5588r. Neuroscience Informed Art Therapy for Stress and Trauma (1-3). This course introduces students to neuroscience concepts and how these concepts may inform art therapy interventions. Concepts of stress, trauma, as well as stress and trauma responses are examined. Interventions designed by art therapists to address symptoms and causes of stress and trauma, along with research outcomes regarding art therapy's effectiveness with diverse populations are also explored.
ARE 5585Lr. Family Art (1-3). This course assist art therapists and other human service professionals comprehend and work with families in need through the use of art therapy informed by a family systems framework. Normative family developmental process and challenges faced throughout the family life cycle are addressed. Family art therapy theories, assessments, and interventions are presented.
ARE 5586. Career Development and Art Therapy (3). This course provides art therapy and counseling students with an understanding of how career development occurs from various theoretical standpoints, while also taking into consideration the unique contribution of other life aspects to career development. In addition, students are exposed to various career instruments, counseling, and art therapy interventions that may be used in career counseling.
ARE 5587. Studio Art and Self-Care Concepts (3). This course provides the opportunity for students to further develop studio art skills while engaging in the creative work as a means for self-development and care. Course activities include identifying personal intentions art making, personal engagement in artmaking and reflective writing. Additionally, based on course readings and activities, students explore the value of exhibit participation for themselves and clients, and develop a practical self-care plan that may be utilized as a guide for future practice.
ARE 5640. Ethics and Professional Issues (3). Prerequisite: Instructor permission. This course content incorporates the code of ethical responsibility of the American Art Therapy Association. This code addresses the responsibility, competence, qualifications, standards, continuing education, confidentiality, client welfare, use of client expressions, and professional relations in art therapy. Current issues related to the national certification exam and licensure of art therapists in Florida provide insight for professional development.
ARE 5641. Critical Analysis (3). This course reviews historical and contemporary aesthetic and educational theories with implications for art education, arts administration, and art therapy. The primary strategy for teaching and learning is critical analysis, including descriptive, analytic, interpretive, and evaluative activity, related to prescribed and student-selected readings, as well as to contemporary works of art.
ARE 5649. Theories of Art Therapy (3). Prerequisite: Instructor permission. This course introduces the history of the development of theoretical structures for the practice of art therapy. Content is linked to multiple psychological perspectives including psychoanalytic, analytic, cognitive, and behavioral approaches. Theory and practice are presented through lectures, demonstration tapes, and studio experiences.
ARE 5650. Social Reconstruction in Art Education (3). This course introduces the tradition of social reconstruction in the field of art education, looking at historical writing, current research, and published curriculum. The course asks students to analyze contemporary pedagogical approaches to social reconstruction, with an emphasis on multicultural education, and produce curriculum that meets best practice criteria. The overall objective of this course is to prepare students to implement social reconstructionist practices in the field.
ARE 5665. Leading the Arts Organization (3). This course explores the consideration of the manager as a leader, individual styles of managing, functions of the manager of the arts, and typical problems in the various arts.
ARE 5745. Research Survey (3). This course is a survey of research in teaching, learning, and administration in the arts in formal and informal settings; survey of resources and published studies; proposal and grant writing and evaluation.
ARE 5780. The Theory and Practice of Arts Based Research (3). The course is suited for students from a range of disciplinary interest, including but not limited to: anthropology, art, art education, art therapy, museum education, cultural studies, dance, education, social work, sociology, psychology, theatre, and gender studies. This course opens up an understanding of alternate possibilities for doing social research, specifically through the development of a variety of approaches that are both sensitive to and incorporate the arts.
ARE 5781. Qualitative Research Traditions (3). This course covers the foundations of qualitative research design: history, philosophy, nature, types, examples, and assessment. Coursework includes reading and evaluating reports of qualitative research in education and identifying methodological issues.
ARE 5865. Cultural Policy (3). This course conditions students to evaluate and proactively respond to the political environment and public policy issues that affect arts and culture at the city, county, state, national, and international levels.
ARE 5867. Grant Writing and Development in the Arts (3). This course explores the fundamental processes that influence the conceptualization, design, development, review, and management of a grant funded project in a nonprofit cultural organization. The course also features a service-learning component that allows students to prepare their assignments on behalf of and in consultation with a local nonprofit cultural organization.
ARE 5906r. Directed Individual Study (1–3). May be repeated to a maximum of nine semester hours.
ARE 5910. Supervised Research (3). (S/U grade only). Prerequisite: ARE 5705 or ARE 5745. A maximum of three hours may apply to the master's or doctoral degree.
ARE 5930r. Special Topics in Art Education (1–3). This course discusses topics in art education, arts administration, and art therapy and varies from term to term. May be repeated to a maximum of fifteen (15) credit hours; repeatable within the same term.
ARE 5934r. Special Topics: Art Therapy Issues (1–3). Prerequisite: Instructor permission. This course varies content to offer intensive study regarding specific topics relevant to the practice of art therapy. These topics may include but are not limited to: treating sexual abuse, confronting substance abuse, coping with loss, utilizing family systems, and addressing multicultural issues. Please check with the Department of Art Education office for current topic(s). May be repeated to a maximum of nine semester hours.
ARE 5935r. Seminar: Current and Comparative Studies in Art Education (3). This course is an exploration of current issues in art education: 1) theory, research, and practice in the field, 2) teaching comprehensive art education. Currently, these courses include contemporary historical issues in art education, grant writing, multicultural issues in art therapy, qualitative research and visual arts research. May be repeated to a maximum of fifteen semester hours. May be repeated in the same term.
ARE 5940. Supervised Teaching (9). (S/U grade only).
ARE 5940L. Field Studies (1–3). (S/U grade only). Prerequisite: Instructor permission. This course introduces practicum experiences in school, community, or clinical settings. These work experiences are supervised by on-site personnel (i.e. art therapists, special educators, psychologists, counselors) and by university faculty with ATR-BC credentials. Supervision, equivalent to ten hours for every one 100 hours of field work, is integral to this practicum. Supervision sessions include discussion of assessment and implementation of client programs and progress, directed readings relevant to site participation, and professional development of the student art therapist.
ARE 5941. Practicum I (3). Prerequisite: Instructor permission. This course content is comprised of practicum experiences in a school, community, or clinical setting. These work experiences are supervised by on-site personnel (i.e. art therapists, special educators, psychologists, counselors) and by university faculty with ATR-BC credentials. Supervision, equivalent to ten hours for every 100 hours of field work, is integral to this practicum.
ARE 5942. Practicum II (3). Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Please refer to ARE 5941 above for course description.
ARE 5943. Practicum III (3). Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Please refer to ARE 5941 above for course description.
ARE 5944r. Field Laboratory Internship (1–9). (S/U grade only). May be repeated to a maximum of nine semester hours.
ARE 5950. Seminar and Professional Practices in Art Education (3). Prerequisites: ARE 5358 and 5047. Corequisite: ARE 5940. This course enables students to engage in professional development and critical reflection assignments, document their progress in mastering the twelve Florida Educator Accomplished Practices (FEAP) by preparing professional portfolios for both the elementary and secondary art teaching, modify curricula for diverse learners and contexts, and participate in online peer discussions. The class meets on campus during the first and eighth semester weeks.
ARE 5971r. Master's Thesis (3–6). (S/U grade only). Minimum of six semester hours required.
ARE 5972r. Specialist Thesis (3–6). (S/U grade only). Minimum of six semester hours required.
ARE 6380. Doctoral Seminar (3). This course focuses on the teaching-learning process in art education.
ARE 6905r. Directed Individual Study (1--3). (P/F grade only). May be repeated to a maximum of six semester hours.
ARE 6937r. Doctoral Seminar (3). This course focuses on the foundations of art education and the structure and communication in art education. May be repeated to a maximum of six semester hours within the same term.
ARE 6980r. Dissertation (1–12). (S/U grade only). May be repeated to a maximum of twelve semester hours.
ARE 8962r. Specialist Comprehensive Examination (0). (P/F grade only.)
ARE 8964r. Preliminary Doctoral Examination (0). (P/F grade only.) This preliminary examination determines if students have mastered the content area of art education and are prepared to plan and conduct independent and scholarly research. Upon successful completion of the preliminary examination, students are admitted to candidacy and may begin taking dissertation hours. Course may be taken two (2) times, and is repeatable within the same term.
ARE 8966r. Master's Comprehensive Examination (0). (P/F grade only.)
ARE 8967. Diagnostic Exam (0). (P/F grade only.)
ARE 8976r. Master's Thesis Defense (0). (P/F grade only.)
ARE 8977r. Specialist Thesis Defense (0). (P/F grade only.)
ARE 8985r. Dissertation Defense (0). (P/F grade only.)
see also Asian Studies; Classics