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Master of Arts in Art Education

The Master of Arts in Art Education is offered in two plans: Plan I for those who already hold teacher licenses and who desire advanced studio- and art-related studies; Plan II for those holding the Bachelor of Fine Arts or equivalent degree who desire multi-age teacher licensure as visual art specialists. Both programs are offered jointly by Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Institute of Art, and both require 36 semester hours.

The admission procedure includes an online application, three letters of recommendation, a college transcript, which are to be submitted to the Art Education office, and an interview with the program director in which students show a portfolio of artwork and discuss their program of study.  For students pursuing Plan I, The Cleveland Institute of Art admission procedure requires a portfolio. Approval by both the University and the Cleveland Institute of Art is required for admission into Plan I. Information and application forms are available online through the Office of Graduate Admission at Case Western Reserve University.

Plan I

  • 18 hours in studio to be taken at the Cleveland Institute of Art or Case Western Reserve University at the 300 level or above; and 18 hours in academic courses to be taken at Case Western Reserve University at the 400 level or above, to be selected in consultation with the director of art education; or
  • 30 semester hours of course credit: 18 hours in studio to be taken at the Cleveland Institute of Art at the 300 level or above; and 12 hours in academic courses to be taken at Case Western Reserve University at the 400 level or above, to be selected in consultation with the director of art education; AND a thesis exhibition based on individual research (not less than 6 semester hours of registration).

 

Plan II

EDUC 401 Introduction to Education 3
EDUC 404 Educational Psychology 3
EDUC 486 Introduction to Instructional Technology 3
ARTS 385 Clinical/Field Based Experience I 1
ARTS 386 Clinical/Field Based Experience II 1
ARTS 387 Clinical/Field Based Experience III 1
ARTS 400 Current Issues in Art Education 3
ARTS 493 Art Content, Pedagogy, Methodology, and Assessment 3
ARTS 466A Student Teaching in Art: Pre-K – 6th Grade 4
ARTS 466B Student Teaching in Art: 7th – 12th Grade 4
ARTS 465 Seminar for Art Teachers 4
ARTS 602 Study in Art Education 3
ARTS 497 Summer Workshop in Art Education 3
Total Units 36

 

The Master’s Plan II Program in Art Education is designed to educate professional teachers of art. There are four decision points in the Art Education Program. For each of the decision points, there are three possible outcomes: unconditional admission; conditional admission with a prescribed remedial plan which when successfully completed will result in unconditional admission; or denial of admission. Denial of admission at any decision point means the student is no longer able to pursue an art education degree at Case Western Reserve University.

 

Decision Point 1: Application for Admission to the Program

Application for admission to the program requires:

  1. being accepted to the university
  2. being accepted as an art major through an art portfolio review
  3. submission of a signed Statement of Assurance of Good Moral Character
  4. a satisfactory interview with art education faculty, documented on the Teacher Licensure Admission Assessment Form

 

Decision Point 2: Application for Advanced Standing

Application for advanced standing requires:

  1. a successful review of the updated Teaching ePortfolio
  2. submission of a current transcript documenting the following: a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better, an art course GPA of 3.0 or better, and an education GPA of 3.0 or better
  3. a passing score on the Candidate Disposition Assessment Inventory, completed by the art education faculty at the end of the first semester

 

Decision Point 3: Application for Student Teaching

Application for student teaching requires:

  1. a successful review of the updated Teaching ePortfolio
  2. submission of a current transcript documenting the following: a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better, an art course GPA of 3.0 or better, and an education GPA of 3.0 or better
  3. a passing score on the Candidate Disposition Assessment Inventory, completed by the art education faculty
  4. passing a TB test
  5. presenting documentation of Hepatitis B vaccination
  6. passing official Federal and state criminal background checks

 

Decision Point 4: Application for Initial Licensure

Application for initial licensure occurs after successful completion of all degree requirements. The application requires:

  1. a successful review of the updated Teaching ePortfolio
  2. submission of a current final transcript documenting the following: a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better, an art course GPA of 3.0 or better, and an education GPA of 3.0 or better
  3. a passing score on the Candidate Disposition Assessment Inventory, completed by the art education faculty
  4. achievement of state-mandated scores on the two Praxis II national teacher exams
  5. completion of the Case Student Teaching Final Assessment by the cooperating teacher and university supervisor with a grade of B or better
  6. completion of the Case Teacher Licensure Exit Interview and Survey

After successfully completing all requirements at the four decision points, the student is recommended by the university’s director of teacher education for the Ohio Provisional Art (Pre-K-12) License. Completion of the Master’s Plan II Program in Art Education degree does not ensure that the State of Ohio’s Provisional Visual Art Teacher License will be awarded.