Feb 28, 2024  
Fitchburg State University 2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
Fitchburg State University 2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Arts Education, M.Ed.

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Graduate Program Chair

Petri Flint, MFA

Graduate Committee
Robin Dinda, DMA  
Petri Flint, MFA
Susan Wadsworth, MFA  

Program Objectives

The Master of Education in Arts Education Program is a non-licensure degree program designed to provide creative experiences in the arts for teachers and community workers and enables them to transfer the creative process to their professional situations. **

Program Description

The curriculum for the Master of Education in Arts Education seeks to further develop teaching competency and artistic practice among teachers in Arts disciplines in our schools.  The Arts Education core requirements, which are shared by all students in the program regardless of discipline, have an emphasis on arts integration, and enhance an understanding of best teaching practices in any Arts classroom.  The distribution coursework, however, is flexible and should be customized to suit your own teaching and artistic emphasis; these courses are selected to deepen content knowledge and engagement with creative practice within the appropriate Arts discipline.

Admissions Standards and Criteria

To apply for enrollment in the Master of Education in Arts Education program, students must submit documents as outlined in the Graduate Admissions section as well as:

  • An official transcript of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution preferably with (but not limited to) a major or minor in an art area such as language arts, visual arts, music, physical education or dance
  • A personal statement outlining the student’s rationale for entering the program

Program of Study

Required courses for Arts Education:

Total for Degree: 36 cr.

See also Fine Arts Director Certificate Program .


* Course may be substituted dependent on student plan of study with advisor approval

**Students who will be seeking professional licensure through the Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education should be sure all content electives have Art or Music prefixes. It is strongly encouraged that students seek the advice of the Program Chair before registering for the content electives.

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