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Art And Art Education

Art & Art Education

In the Department of Arts & Humanities

Master of Education in Art and Art Education

Minimum Credit Point Requirement: 60

2 Years Minimum

Degree level: EdM
Major Code: ARTE

Degree Description

This degree is designed for individuals seeking a high level of specialist achievement in art education. The EdM is also designed for practitioners who wish to acquire more advanced research skills as a basis for future doctoral study. The EdM degree responds to a diversity of professional interests and offers considerable flexibility in course structure. Students may complete this program on a full-time or part-time basis. Students in the EdM Program may choose one of three concentrations: Creative Technologies, Administrative-Supervisory, Museum Education, and Community Arts. Students may also work with their advisor to devise their own concentration.

The Creative Technologies Concentration is a new curriculum expansion within the Art and Art Education program.  The focus of the Concentration is on the active exploration of emerging technologies as they intersect with teaching and learning; the goal is to prepare artists and art teachers to be leaders in educational ecologies that aptly interweave digital tools and materials in multi- and cross-disciplinary, collaborative, and playful pedagogies.

Minimum completion time for full-time students is two years.  There is a five-year limit for all students to complete the EdM requirements.  In order to receive an EdM Degree in Art and Art Education, students must complete 60 credit points at Teachers College and they must write a Departmental Special Project (Master’s Thesis).

‌‌EDM degree 2017

*F= offered Fall term only   *Sp= offered Spring term only    *Su= offered Summer term only

Breadth (“Out of Program”) Required Courses (6 points minimum, 9 points maximum)

Students in the EdM must fulfill TC’s “breadth requirement” by taking three (3) courses offered outside Art and Art Education at Teachers College. Courses that start with prefixes other than A&HA qualify as a “breadth” or “out of program” course. Each of these courses must be taken for at least two (2) credit points.

breadth courses table for art ed requirements 


Elective courses
(Minimum: 15 points) 

Students should consult with their advisors to select relevant elective courses to complete the 60 required credits. These courses may be taken from the Art & Art Education Program and other TC programs (see list of courses in the TC catalog or online). Students matriculated in a particular concentration--Administrative-Supervisory, Museum Education, and Community Arts--should refer to the “Concentrations” section below.

Ed.M Program with CTC Concentration  

Required Courses

course requirements for EdM‌ 

 *F= offered Fall term only   *Sp= offered Spring term only    *Su= offered Summer term only

Creative Technologies Concentration Required Courses (Minimum: 15pts)

extra requirements for edM with concentration in ctc

*F= offered Fall term only   *Sp= offered Spring term only *Elective course (for CTC concentration only)

Breadth (“Out of Program”) Required Courses (6 points minimum, 9 points maximum)

Students in the EdM must fulfill TC’s “breadth requirement” by taking three (3) courses offered outside Art and Art Education at Teachers College. Courses that start with prefixes other than A&HA qualify as a “breadth” or “out of program” course. Each of these courses must be taken for at least two (2) credit points.

breadth courses table for art ed requirements

 

Students should consult with the CTC coordinator to select a relevant elective course of 2pts to complete the 60 required credits.  This course needs to address creative technologies integration across the curriculum and may be taken from the Art & Art Education Program or other TC programs (see list of courses in the TC catalog or online).

**Special Project (Thesis)

Students in the 60-credit point EdM Program must complete a Special Project to graduate. Therefore, students are required to enroll in the Master’s Seminar, where they develop a proposal for their Special Project. Visual Arts Research and one section of Research/Field observations are required prerequisites to the Master’s Seminar; students may not register for the Master’s Seminar unless they have received a grade for Visual Arts Research. Students should take the Master’s Seminar once they have completed approximately 24 credit points in the Program. Students with grades of Incomplete in any previous course will not be allowed to register for the Master’s Seminar.

The Special Project is completed in the Advanced Seminar, which is taken the term following the Master’s Seminar.

Students must complete the proposal for the Special Project in the semester they take the Master’s Seminar, and they must complete the Special Project itself the subsequent semester in the Advanced Seminar. The Program is not in a position to provide master’s research advisement to students who do not complete their Proposal or Special Project within this structure and timeline. If, for exceptional circumstances, a student is unable to complete the Proposal or Special Project in a timely manner, he/she may be given the option of completing this work on his/her own, without advisement. This option will be offered after a Program review of the individual case, during which specific deadlines will also be determined. Students will submit the finished proposal and/or Special Project for Program review by the agreed upon deadlines. If a student’s work is not approved during this review, he/she will have the option of resubmitting one more time only.

Field Experience

All students in the EdM are encouraged to complete some form of independent study/field experience as part of their program.  This could include an internship in an arts organization, a special project in a school, work in a museum setting or a specially designed research or evaluation study.  For students in the Museum and Administration-Supervisory concentrations, field experiences are required as part of the work load.

Course Load and Program Timeline

Students must plan their schedules carefully, as some courses are only offered in the Fall (F) semester and others in the Spring (Sp). Some courses are offered in Summer (Su) session A and/or B as well. A full-time course load at TC is considered to be 12 points (students qualify for most financial aid with 6-point course loads).

When courses are offered for variable credit points, students can decide how many points to take (more points imply a heavier out-of-class workload). Students are responsible for making sure they meet the 60 point requirement when all courses are added up.

Minimum completion time for full-time students is two years.  There is a five-year limit for part time students to complete the MA degree requirements. Part time students should select courses in consultation with their advisors.

Certification

The 60-credit point EdM does not lead to any form of Teacher Certification. Please also note the individual evaluation pathway for the first Initial certificate in all other titles offered by New York State is only available to candidates who apply, pay and meet all requirements for the initial certificate before May 1, 2016. Students who already hold an Initial Teaching Certificate gained at another school or via Individual Path and wish to use their EdM degree credits to gain Professional Certification must apply for it directly with New York State. (Students who gained an Initial Teaching Certificate through TC can apply for a Professional Certificate through the Office of Teacher Education, following the completion of 3-years cumulative teaching experience.)

EdM Concentration Administrative-Supervisory

Students enrolled in the Administrative-Supervisory concentration are required to complete 6-course points in the Department of Organization and Leadership and/or Program in Educational Administration, 9-course points in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching, and 6-course points in the Department of Arts and Humanities (see Ed.M. Supervision and Administration check sheet for specific courses). In addition, students must complete A&HG 6021 Seminar:  Administration and Supervision of an Arts Program and an approved arts administration and supervision internship, as well as satisfy the remaining requirements for the Ed.M. degree.

EdM Concentration Museum Education

Students enrolled in the Museum Education concentration are required to complete the following four Museum Education courses (for other course options, consult your advisor): 


In addition, students in this concentration must secure and complete an internship or residence in a museum or gallery (in consultation with their advisor).

Transfer Credit

Up to 30 credits may be transferred from other institutions into the Ed.M. program in Art Education. Interested students must request a transcript review from the registrar’s office. When credits are transferred, students must still complete all course requirements, even if this takes them over 60 points.

Teaching Certification

The Master of Education Program does not lead to teaching certification. Please note that the Individual Path to certification former;y offered by New York State is no longer available as of February 2012.

 

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