This MAE program was created for artists that teach. Designed around a teacher's schedule, it's a studio-intensive degree that allows K-12 certified art teachers to beef up, recharge, refresh (and fulfill requirements for maintaining their teaching certification while they're at it). Develop an area of artistic expertise or explore a variety among drawing, painting, photography, or printmaking. Grow your critical and analytical skills. Learn progressive approaches to teaching visual arts. Discuss how technology enhances the classroom. Our goal is that you'll come away enriched, challenged, and energized to continue mentoring and inspiring the next generation of artists.
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Prepares students to begin the research and studio portions of their thesis paper or project. Provides instruction in the APA style of writing, research strategies, information access and retrieval, literature evaluation and thesis topic refinement.
Advanced analysis of art that explores the definition of and criteria for contemporary and historical art. Builds advanced critical assessment skills.
Exploration of advanced teaching strategies and methods for the purpose of expanding and invigorating personal artistic expression and classroom practice.
Assists the student in developing and evaluating new and innovative curriculum processes for middle and high school settings. The course will concentrate on aligning curriculum content to national regional, state and local standards and building teamwork for curriculum integration. In addition, it will increase the student's ability to use technology as a curriculum tool.
A seminar dealing with topics of special topics in art history, theory, and/or criticism.
Explores the current issues within the art world and the world of art and art education. Determines how these affect pedagogy and policy in art education.
Students demonstrate mastery level synthesis of the coursework they have completed by conducting an independent inquiry culminating in a studio thesis project. All studio projects have a required written component.
Examines nature/multiple causes of reading difficulties based on literacy research, language development, learning theories. Explores impact of social, cultural, emotional, physical, and environmental factors on students with reading difficulties. Identifies assessment principles/practices that inform and support literacy instruction. Focuses on methodologies, research-based programs, and best practices for prevention, intervention, and remediation of reading difficulties at all grade levels. Emphasizes creating partnerships with parents, families. Includes technology and classroom application components.
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Well-equipped computer labs and classrooms.