Two professional options are available to the masters student in art education:
- Option I. Studio/art history/criticism/aesthetics;
- Option II. Certification
All students take the three master core courses.
Studio/art history/criticism/aesthetics is designed to develop knowledge and skills in the areas of production, art history, art criticism, and aesthetics for those who already are certified to teach art. In addition to the core requirements, courses may be selected from the Studio Art Department's graduate workshops in painting, sculpture, mixed media, visual communication, photography, and ceramics; the Art History Department's advanced areas in ancient and classical, medieval, renaissance and baroque, and modern and non-western art; and the Department of Philosophy's courses in philosophy of art and aesthetics.
Art Education with Certification provides comprehensive knowledge and skills in formal education systems. Certification requirements for teaching and administration are incorporated into individual programs of study to make the candidate eligible for K-12 certification in art in the State of Florida. Remediation of art courses is determined by individual deficiencies at the bachelor degree level.
The program requires at least 30 hours of art therapy
and 12 hours of psychology coursework