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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

Required courses:

Art Education (23-30 points minimum):

  • A&HA 4080     Artistic development of children (2 points) or
  • A&HA 4088     Artistic development: Adolescence to adulthood (2 points) 
  • A&HA 5001 Research methods in arts education (3 points)
  • A&HA 5086 Art in visual culture (2 points)
  • A&HA 5922     Master's seminar in art education (2 points)
  • Three studio courses (2-3 points each)
  • A&HA 6510  Advanced seminar in art education research (2 points)


Required courses outside the Art and Art Education Program (6 points minimum):

Students in the Ed.M program must take three (3) courses at Teachers College offered outside the Art and Art Education Program. 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.


Ed.M. Concentrations:

Museum Education

Ed.M. 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 the following four courses, which must be taken in addition to other Ed.M. requirements:

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

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

For more information see the EDM Checklist

Creative Technologies

Ed.M. 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 aptly 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
  • Elective course 


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