Curriculum and Instruction

M.S. in Art Education (Birth to Grade 12)


The Master of Science in Art Education (Birth to Grades 12) offers a unique opportunity for students to advance their development as creative artists while sharing their love of art with young people in public and private schools.

The M.S. plan of study is designed to meet the needs of all interested students preparing to enter the field (30 credits). Candidates in both programs sharpen their design and drawing skills through studio classes and workshops in traditional and electronic media. All students also take courses aimed at enhancing their teaching skills and exploring the psychological, philosophical and social foundations of art education.

With input and guidance from two graduate advisors each student designs a personalized curriculum that reflects his or her strengths and professional goals.

The program is accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council, which ensures you receive the highest quality instruction.

Exhibition Space, Studios and Facilities

Art education majors have access to impressive studios, exhibition halls and labs to transform their ideas and concepts into beautiful works of art. Specialized facililties include a ceramics center, sculpture studio, printmaking workshop and papermill, digital art and design labs, and photography, drawing and painting studios. The Hillwood Art Museum and the Hutchins Gallery, both located on the LIU Post Campus, feature an ongoing series of exhibitions by professional and student artists. Many students and faculty showcase their work in galleries throughout Long Island and in New York City. Exhibiting artists are frequently brought to Campus to discuss their work, conduct workshops and visit classes.

The Art Faculty

All faculty members of the LIU Post Art Department are practicing artists who enjoy affiliations with publishers, galleries and graphic design studios. Several members of the faculty have works that are included in the permanent collections of some of the nation’s largest galleries and museums.

Applicants to the M.S. in Art Education (Birth through Grade 12) must meet following requirements in order to be considered for admission:

  • Application for admission at https://apply.liu.edu/quickapp/
  • Application fee: $50 (non-refundable)
  • Official undergraduate and/or graduate transcripts from any and all college(s) or universities you have attended. Bachelor's degree with an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Personal statement
  • Submission on the general Graduate Record Examination (Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, Analytical Writing). Scores cannot be more than five years old at the time of the application.
  • Submission of a portfolio directly to the Art Education department at the campus address
Students for whom English is a second language must submit official score results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The required minimum acceptable TOEFL score is: 79 Internet-based

Program Curriculum

Education Courses

EDI 600

Psychological Foundations of Education

3.00

EDI 610

General Methods of Teaching

3.00

EDI 651

Methods and Materials of Teaching Art in Secondary Schools

3.00

EDI 712

Supervised Student Teaching and Seminar Grades 7-12

6.00

Required Art Courses

ART 660

Philosophy of Art Education

3.00

ART 661

Elementary Art Education Studio Workshop

3.00

ART 664

Literacy and Learning Through the Visual Arts

3.00

ARTH 609

Special Populations in Child/Adolescent Art Therapy and Art Education

3.00

Choose one of the following:

ART 663

The Art Museum as Educator

3.00

ART 664

Literacy and Learning

3.00



Courses

EDI 600 Psychological Foundations of Education 

This course is designed to introduce students to psychological theories and principles which affect teaching, learning and development. Students have the opportunity to observe student and teacher behavior as well as classroom environments in order to identify operative psychological theories and principles.

Credits: 3

Every Fall and Spring


EDI 610 General Methods of Teaching in Middle and High School

Cross-listed as LIS 625

This course is a study of generic instructional techniques in which the student begins to explore the development of a repertoire of methodologies and materials to match instructional purposes.  Students are expected to demonstrate mastery in a variety of teaching methods.

Prerequisites: EDI 551 OR 600

Pre OR Co requisites: EDI 643 OR ARTH 609 Credits: 3

Every Spring

EDI 651 Methods and Materials of Teaching Art in Secondary Schools

This course is a consideration of the principles and practices of Art Education. The elementary through high school curricula are examined and studied in relation to student needs and current Art curriculum standards. Methods, materials and teaching aids are considered for each developmental level.

Credits: 3 Every Fall

EDI 712 Supervised Student Teaching and Seminar Grades 7-12

Students preparing to qualify as adolescence school teachers are required to spend half of their student teaching experience in grades seven to nine, and the other half in grades 10-12. Students are expected to participate in conferences, meetings and extracurricular activities in the schools to which they are assigned. This is for a full semester, which is for 14 to 15 weeks. A weekly seminar integrates theory with practice and provides orientation to the teaching profession.

Credits: 6 Every Fall and Spring

ART 660 Philosophy of Art Education This course is the study of past and current philosophies of art education including the work of Pestalozzi, Froebel, Dewey, Lowenfeld, D'Amico, Eisner, Gardner and others. Students have the opportunity to compare current literature to the work of past generations in art education in order to construct strategies for teaching art in the schools. Credits: 3 Every Fall

 

ART 661 Elementary Art Education Studio Workshop This course is an examination of the value and function of art education as it relates to the artistic development of children through early adolescence. Students experiment with a variety of studio methods, strategies, and techniques in teaching and assessing the visual arts and develop original curriculum materials. Prerequisite of ART 660 is required.

Credits: 3 Every Spring

ART 664 Literacy and Learning Through the Visual Arts This course will explore the instructional possibilities of connecting reading and writing to learning in the visual arts. Methods of integrating literacy in the visual arts program through speaking, writing, reading, and studio activities will presented in order to support and extend classroom learning. Means of adapting these activities to a variety of instructional levels will be discussed. Prerequisite of Art 660 and Art 661 are required

Credits: 3 Every Spring

ARTH 609 Theories in Child/Adolescent Art Therapy & Counseling An in-depth survey of different populations being served by art therapists and art educators, including autism, schizophrenia, depression, sensory deficits, developmental disabilities, and other childhood disorders within mental health settings or requiring IEPs in the public school system. Prerequisites of ARTH 600 and 605 are required. Credits: 3 Every Spring

 

ART 664 Literacy and Learning Through the Visual Arts This course will explore the instructional possibilities of connecting reading and writing to learning in the visual arts. Methods of integrating literacy in the visual arts program through speaking, writing, reading, and studio activities will presented in order to support and extend classroom learning. Means of adapting these activities to a variety of instructional levels will be discussed. Prerequisite of Art 660 and Art 661 are re







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