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Art and Art Education
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Art and Art Education

EdD in College Teaching

EdD in College Teaching

Degree Description
The program leading to the degree of Doctor of Education in College Teaching of Art, while emphasizing a broad artistic and scholarly base, requires students to focus more narrowly on one area of interest.

Designed primarily for students who teach, or who wish to teach, in a studio area or undertake administration at the university/college level, the course of study focuses on advanced understanding in the studio disciplines, adult learning, and the diversity of practices of the artist in today's society.

Students are expected to carry out individual research projects within their own artistic discipline; possibilities exist for internships in college teaching in an array of different settings.

Candidates for admission to this degree should have an MFA or equivalent with clear evidence of strong academic ability; an exceptionally strong portfolio with evidence of inclusion in juried exhibitions, and in their personal statements should show serious interest in university/college level teaching.

Required courses in Art Education (23 points minimum):

  • A&HA 4088     Artistic development: Adolescence to adulthood (2 points) with co-requisite A&HA 4281 Field observations in art education (1 point)
  • A&HA 4085     Historical foundations of art education (3 points)
  • A&HA 5081     Curriculum design in art education: Advanced (2 points)
  • A&HA 5082     Philosophies of art in education (2-3 points)
  • A&HA 5086     Art in visual culture (2 points)
  • A&HA 6482     Internship in the teaching of college and museum programs (3 points)
  • A&HA 5063     Advanced studio (2-3 points)
  • Three advanced studio courses (2-3 points each)

Required Dissertation Seminar Sequence in Art Education (8 points):

  • A&HA 7502     Dissertation Seminar I (2 points)
  • A&HA 6502     Doctoral Seminar (2 points)
  • A&HA 7502     Dissertation Seminar II (2 points)
  • A&HA 6510     Advanced seminar in art education research (2 points)
  • A&HA 8900     Dissertation Advisement (0 points) ongoing, as needed

Suggested courses in Art Education (up to 39 points):

  • A&HA 4085     Historical foundations of art education (2 points)
  • A&HA 6003     Critical perspectives and practices (2 points)
  • Two additional courses in philosophy (2-3 points)

Required Research courses (6-9 points minimum):

  • A&HA 5005     Visual arts research methods (2-3 points)
  • A&H 5001       Research methods in arts education (3 points)

Professional Development: Exhibition (3 points):

  • Independent study studio (3 points)
  • A&HA 6999     Exhibition Rating (0 points)

Presentation Requirement (0 points):

  • Exhibition
  • Publication
  • Conference Presentation

Required courses outside the Program (15 points minimum):

  • ORLD 4051    How adults learn
  • ORLH 5011    College teaching and learning
  • Courses in social and cultural bias in teaching and learning, aesthetics and philosophical bases of teaching and learning, advancing knowledge, student development and counseling, and/or administration.

Notes:
In addition, requirements for the dissertation for the EdDCT may be met by combining studio work and a written document. Candidates should be in touch with the Office of Doctoral Studies to be certain of complying with the latest procedures, deadlines, and documents.


For more information on our different doctoral-level degree programs, please download the Doctoral Student Handbook.