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Art and Art Education

Degrees > Doctor of Education (90 points)

Doctor of Education (90 points)

Required courses in Art Education (17 points minimum):

  • A&HA 4080     Artistic development of children (2 points) with co-requisite A&HA 4281 Field observations in art education (1 point)
  • 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 5082     Philosophies of Art in Education (2-3 points)
  • A&HA 5086     Art in visual culture (2 points)
  • Two studio courses (2-3 points each)

Required Dissertation Seminar Sequence in Art Education (9-12 points):

  • A&HA 7502     Dissertation seminar (2 points) (2 semesters)
  • A&HA 6502     Doctoral seminar (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 4087     Processes and structures in the visual arts  (2 points)
  • A&HA 4079     Exploring cultural diversity: Implications for art education (2-3 points)
  • A&HA 4090     Museum education issues I (3 points)
  • A&HA 6003     Critical perspectives and practices in the arts (2 points)

Required Research courses (6-9 points minimum):

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

 Professional Development courses (3 points):

  • Internship link to research (3 points)
  • Fieldwork link to research (3 points)
  • Project link to research (3 points)

Presentation Requirement (0 points):

  • Exhibition
  • Publication
  • Conference Presentation
 

Required courses outside the Program (15 points minimum):

Students in the Ed.D program must fulfill TC's breadth requirement by taking at least three courses offered outside Art and Art Education at Teachers College. Any course that does not start with A&HA qualifies as a breadth or out-of-program course. Each of these courses must be taken for at least two (2) credit points.

Notes:

Students must complete between 50-60 points in the program, including those transferred, before entering the first of the dissertation seminars. The first seminar prepares students to write the certification papers. To complete certification, students are also expected to offer a professional presentation. These may include a conference presentation; a published article; a peer-group presentation such as a formal seminar presentation or gallery talk; a Macy Gallery exhibition; or some other equivalent professional performance. The doctoral certification process is accomplished through faculty review; students must complete each level satisfactorily before they are given permission to write the dissertation. Candidates should be in touch with the Office of Doctoral Studies to be certain of complying with the latest procedures and deadlines.