The Master of Arts in Visual Arts Education is a research and practice based two-year degree program that emphasizes the role of education as a mediator among the visual arts, cultures, and individuals. Addressing the new ecology of visual images that characterize contemporary life, the program has an explicit focus on local and international visual culture issues and their impact on arts teaching and learning. The Master of Arts in Visual Arts Education curriculum springs from broad definitions of visual art, education, arts-based inquiry practices and a broad view of learning contexts, encompassing schools, communities, and museum settings.
The program seeks to prepare mature and sophisticated art educators capable of providing intellectual and practical leadership in the field. The Masters degree is awarded with, or without, P-12 teaching certification. Students pursuing the Master of Arts in Visual Arts Education are those already certified to teach grades P-12, practicing artists and other arts professionals, or students desiring certification who must take an expanded program.
The Visual Arts Education Licensure program is for students wishing to become licensed to teach in P-12 education environments. The licensure option is completed in accordance with the Educator Preparation Program requirements in the School of Education. For more information on licensure, visit www.cech.uc.edu/oaci