The Masters in Art, Art Education Option is a part-time 33 hour program blending online courses with intensive studio experiences designed to strengthen the development of licensed art teachers and allow them to engage in professional development and graduate studies. The program meets for eight days during the summer at the EIU campus for the studio art components of the degree. This program is designed to allow the practicing art teacher to complete a degree in two years. The art education option does not lead to teacher certification.
Benefits of this online program include the following:
The Department of Art Eastern Illinois University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
All candidates for the online degree program must have licensure in art and complete a minimum of 33 semester hours. All candidates in the art education option are required to complete a master’s research project. After completing ART 5500, Foundations of Art Education and ART 5800, Research Methods in Art Education, students will enroll in ART 5970, Independent Study in Art Education and complete an independent research project that documents a substantial application of art education theory and practice. All candidates are required to pass an oral comprehensive examination of the completed research project in the final term
Art Education Coursework Online
Total 20-21 hrs.
Art History Coursework Online
6 semester hours of coursework selected from the following:
Total 6 hrs.
Studio Coursework on Campus (8 day intensive on campus studio per summer)
Total 6 hrs.
To be eligible for degree candidacy for the degree program and option, applicants must meet all of the requirements for admission to the Graduate School.
The art department does not require an admissions test (GRE, MAT, GMAT, portfolio or written statement).
International students must meet English proficiency requirements (TOEFL or 550 or better, Level 9 Certificate from an ELS Language Center in the United States). See International Students and Scholars website https://www.eiu.edu/international/gcost.php