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Art Education, Master of Science, Educational Studies

Students are expected to read and meet requirements of the Graduate School with regard to admission applications, candidacy forms, scheduling comprehensive exam, as well as meeting all the unit requirements regarding the courses in their graduate program. See Graduate School catalog for specific procedures.

The Art Education faculty will meet with the candidate during the first semester to plan the program of courses. A comprehensive written examination is required during the final semester of work. An oral exam is also given over the thesis.

Competencies to be developed:

  • Ability to organize and direct or supervise a program of art appropriate to the needs of an education institution.
  • Functional knowledge of literature and research in the fields of art and art education.
  • Increased competency in some selected phase of performance in the visual arts.
  • Increased professional effectiveness through broadened understanding and interest in the fields of art and art education.

MS, Educational Studies

The MS Educational Studies serves those students who have a bachelor’s degree and desire a master’s degree, but do not wish to pursue certification to teach art, or who already have certification to teach art and wish to further their education by pursuing a master’s degree. In lieu of a traditional thesis, student may prepare an art exhibition of their artwork created during the program under the direction of the art and art education faculty.

Course of Study

Please follow this link to the UT Graduate Catalog.

  1. Select the appropriate catalog from the dropdown menu on the right.
  2. Select the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences.
  3. Scroll to TPTE and select “Display Programs for this Department.”
  4.  Click on the appropriate program to see the credit requirements and admission procedures for each program.


Joy G. Bertling, PhD., NBCT
Clinical Assistant Professor of Art Education and Program Coordinator