Art and Art Education EdD

Doctor of Education


The Doctor of Education in Art Education degree emphasizes the acquisition and integration of a broad array of artistic, intellectual and professional competencies as these contribute to educational practice, instruction, administration, research and scholarship in art education.

Optional Concentrations

(for M.A., Ed.M., Ed.D., and Ed.D.C.T. students—not available for M.A. Initial Certification students)

Students may choose to take a Museum Education concentration as part of their degree. This concentration explores the art museum as an educational institution, introduces students to object-based teaching and learning, and offers an overview of educational programs in museums throughout New York City. The museum concentration consists of four courses selected from the list below, which must be taken in addition to other master’s or doctoral requirements:

  • A&H 4000 - Art Museum Roundtable
  • A&HA 4090 - Museum education issues I: Culture of art museums
  • A&HA 5085 - Varieties of visual experience: Museums and education
  • A&HA 5090 - Museum education issues II: Missions and standards
  • A&HA 5804 - Museums as resource

Students in this concentration must secure and complete an internship or residency in a museum or gallery, in consultation with their advisor.

Students looking to gain P-12 teaching experience without New York State art teacher certification may complete the Art Pedagogy and Teaching P-12 concentration as part of their degree. This concentration combines courses in artistic development of children and adolescents, curriculum development, studio-based practice with applications for teaching, cultural diversity in art teaching and learning, and special education, along with a school-based art teaching internship.

Note: The Art Pedagogy and Teaching P-12 concentration does not lead to New York State P-12 art teacher certification. Students who wish to become certified art teachers should apply to the Art and Art Education Program’s M.A. with Initial Teacher Certification program.

The Art Pedagogy and Teaching P-12 concentration consists of the courses listed below, which must be taken in addition to other master’s or doctoral requirements:

  • A&HA 4080 - Artistic development of children
  • A&HA 4291 - Field observations 1
  • A&HA 4088 - Artistic development: Adolescence-adulthood
  • A&HA 4291 - Field observations 2
  • A&HA 4087 - Processes and structures in the visual arts
  • A&HA 4089 - New media new forms: Technological trends in art education
  • A&HA 4081 - Curriculum design in art education
  • A&HA 4102 - Challenging thinking: Lesson planning
  • A&HA 4079 - Exploring cultural diversity: Implications for arts education
  • A&HA 5202 - Fieldwork in art education

Students in this concentration must complete, as one of their out-of-program courses, a teaching-based course in special education. Students in this concentration must also secure and complete an internship or residency in a P-12 school setting, in consultation with their advisor. Note: Students who wish to also learn how to become clinical supervisors of art teachers in schools must complete, in addition to the courses above: A&HA 4722 Supervised teaching in art education: Elementary, A&HA 4702 Supervised teaching in art education: Secondary, and A&HA 6520 Seminar in clinical supervision in the arts: K-12.

Students may also choose to take a Creative Technologies concentration as part of their degree. This concentration explores and strengthens the relationship between art, technology, and education. The goal is to prepare artists and art teachers to be leaders in educational ecologies that interweave digital tools and creative materials in multi- and cross-disciplinary, collaborative, and playful pedagogies. The state-approved advanced certificate is a 15-credit point offering within the Art and Art Education program.

Required courses:

  • A&HA 4089 New media, new forms
  • A&HA 4084 Digital foundations in creative technologies
  • A&HA 5128 Studio in creative technologies
  • A&HA 5125 Inquiry-based art & design
  • A&HA 5063 Adv. studio in creative technologies
  • A&HA 5120 Creative technologies research seminar
  • A&HA 5601 Creative technologies colloquium

 

Doctor of Education

  • Major Code: ARTE
  • Points/Credits: 90
  • Entry Terms: Spring/Summer/Fall

Application Deadlines

  • Spring: November 1
  • Summer/Fall (Early): January 2
  • Summer/Fall (Final): April 1

Supplemental Application Requirements/Comments

  • Academic Writing Sample
  • Supplemental application and Portfolio required (included in online application)

Doctor of Education (90 points)

Required courses in Art Education (22 points minimum):

  • A&HA 4080 - Artistic development of children (2 points)
  • A&HA 4085 - Historical foundations of art education (2 points)
  • A&HA 4088 - Artistic development: adolescence to adulthood (2 points)
  • A&HA 5064 - Experiments in content: Writing literature reviews (2 points) AND A&HA 6502 - Doctoral seminar: Sponsor integrated seminar 2 (2 points)
  • A&HA 5082 - Philosophies of art in education (3 points)
  • A&HA 5086 - Art in visual culture (2 points)
  • A&HA 6580 - Problems in art education: Conducting collaborative research (3 points)
  • Two studio courses (2 points each)

Required Dissertation Seminar Sequence in Art Education (17 points minimum):

  • A&HA 6XXX - Topics: Doctoral research proseminar (3); Please see Program Handbook for course number.
  • A&HA 6502 - Doctoral seminar: Dissertation topic development (2 points) AND A&HA 6502 - Doctoral seminar: Sponsor integrated seminar 1 (2 points)
  • A&HA 6510 - Advanced seminar in art education research: Pilot study (2 points) AND 6502 - Doctoral seminar: Sponsor integrated seminar 3 (2 points)
  • A&HA 7502 - Dissertation seminar: Dissertation proposal (2) AND 6502 - Doctoral seminar: Sponsor integrated seminar 4 (2 points)
  • A&HA 6502 - Doctoral seminar: Sponsor integrated seminar 5 (2-3 points)
  • A&HA 8900 - Dissertation advisement (0 points) - as needed

Suggested courses in Art Education (up to 30 points in the following or other courses):

  • A&HA 4079 - Exploring cultural diversity: implications for art education (2-3 points)
  • A&HA 4087 - Processes and structures in the visual arts (2-3 points)
  • A&HA 4089 - New media, new forms (2-3 points)
  • A&HA 4090 - Museum education issues I: Culture of art museums (2-3 points)
  • A&HA 5081 - Advanced curriculum design in art education (3 points)
  • A&HA 5125 - Inquiry-based art and design (2 points)
  • A&HA 6002 - Teaching and administration of art and art education in college (3 points)
  • A&HA 6003 - Critical perspectives and practices in the arts (2 points)
  • A&HA 6482 - Internship: Teaching in college/museum programs (3 points)
  • A&HA 6010 - Writing for journal publication in the arts (3 points)

Required Research Methods Courses (6 points minimum): 

  • A&H 5001 - Research methods in arts and humanities (3 points) (REQUIRED)
  • At least one additional course from the following areas: Qualitative methods, narrative methods, interview methods, quantitative methods, visual methods (A&HA 5005 - Visual Arts Research Methods)

Presentation Requirement: A&HA 6999 - Exhibition Rating (0 points):

  • Exhibition OR
  • Publication OR
  • Conference Presentation

Required Courses Outside the Program (15 points minimum):

Students in the Ed.D. program must take at least 15 points of coursework offered outside the Art and Art Education Program at Teachers College. Any course that does not start with A&HA qualifies as an out-of-program, or breadth, course. Students should consider taking courses adult learning, the social and cultural bias of teaching and learning, aesthetics and philosophical bases of teaching and learning, student development and counseling, and/or leadership/administration.

Notes:

To complete doctoral certification, students must fulfill all course and doctoral/dissertation seminar requirements and successfully pass faculty review of doctoral qualifying papers and the dissertation proposal. Students are also required to offer a professional presentation. This may include--in consultation with the student’s advisor--a conference presentation, a published article, a gallery exhibition, or some other equivalent advisor-approved professional presentation. 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.

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