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Maryland Institute College of Art offers an MA in Art Education. This program prepares experienced K-12 artist-educators to pursue advancement in their field through the development of practice as both studio artists and art educators. Designed for the working professional, the curriculum provides a challenging studio-based summer residency combined with online courses during the fall and spring semesters and a return to MICA's campus for a seminar over the Martin Luther King weekend in January.
Students in this program will work in their independent studios during their two, 6-week summer residencies to develop a body of conceptually related artwork that will be exhibited in one of MICA's professional galleries at the end of the second summer. Individuals will also learn the most current art education instructional methods for engaging students in studio art practice and response to artwork. During the two, 6-week summer residencies, the students participate in a rich graduate school culture on MICA's campus that includes lectures by guest artists, critics, and art educators. During the summer, fall, and spring semesters, students will learn how to design and implement a classroom research study on a topic related to student learning in art.
Students will be required to take courses in Teaching Strategies, Contemporary Art Issues, Studio Investigations, Reading in Art Education, Online Studio, Historical Context, Professional Development, and a thesis course.
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