The Art Education Program at the University of New Mexico prepares art professionals to meet the needs of diverse populations in the state and nation. The program supports art professionals in their examination of multiple approaches to art education; these include, but are not limited to image-focused, discipline-based, and issues-based art education as well as visual culture.

The undergraduate program educates students toward becoming reflective art teachers who can encourage students to create artworks in response to life experiences.

The graduate program, culminating in a Master of Arts in Art Education degree, supports students with a wide range of interests. Students can focus their investigations on making and studying art in cultural, social, and historical contexts. We believe that studying and making imagery is a life-long pursuit for art professionals working in our diverse and visually complex society.

K-12 ART TEACHING LICENSURE PROGRAMS

An individual wishing to work toward a K-12 art teaching licensure from the State of New Mexico may do so in one of the following three ways:

1. Complete a B.A. in Art Education for K-12 art teaching licensure
2. Complete a master’s degree in art education with an emphasis in K-12 art teaching licensure
3. Work toward K-12 art teaching licensure in our post-bachelor’s program

DEGREES:

Bachelor of Arts in Art Education

Degree Offered: B.A. in Art Education

The following program leads to a Bachelor of Arts in Art Education. Upon completion of this program the graduate is qualified to apply for New Mexico licensure to teach visual arts, grades K-12. Some states have licensure reciprocity with New Mexico. Contact other states’ departments of education for information and planning.

A student who wishes to be admitted into the teacher preparation program in art is required to meet the screening criteria and procedures of the College of Education and Art Education. Screening is done concurrently with the program’s prerequisites screening course, Art Education 310, and in some cases Art Education 320.

Upon admission into the teacher preparation program in art, the student is assigned a faculty adviser with whom the student must be in contact on a regular basis and with whom the student will construct an official program of studies. The program of studies is to be drawn up as early as possible after acceptance into the program. The student is required to meet with his or her adviser each semester throughout the program.

Curriculum for B.A. in Art Education for K-12 Art Teaching Licensure

The undergraduate curriculum is composed of four areas: General education, professional education, art studio, and subject matter electives.

1. General Education (58 credit hours)

* English (12 credit hours): Including Composition 1 & 2, Expository Writing, and an English literature elective.
* Math (6 credit hours): Including College Algebra and a math elective.
* Physical and Natural Sciences (13 credit hours): Including specific courses to be selected from Anthropology, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Physical Sciences, or Physics, and including one laboratory course with one of the above.
* Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 credit hours): Including a Political Science and Sociology course.
* Humanities (12 credit hours): Including History of Western Civilization, History of the USA, History of New Mexico, and Philosophy of Art & Aesthetics.
* Second Language (3 credit hours): Select one course from non-English language offerings or Signed Language.

2. Professional Education (30 credit hours).

* Including Developmental, Psychological and Social Issues in Education
* Teaching Art in the Elementary and Secondary Schools
* Elementary and Secondary Student Teaching
* Three-3 credit Studio Methods courses.

3. Teaching Area – Art (36 credit hours).

* Including 2-D & 3-D Design
* 6 credit hours in Drawing
* 9 credit hours in a single media-studio concentration
* 15 credit hours in Art Studio electives
* 9 credit hours of art history to include survey, modern, and art history of the Southwest.

4. Free Electives (4 credit hours).

TOTAL 128 CREDIT HOURS

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Art Education Minor

The Art Education program offers an undergraduate non-licensure minor in art education for Elementary Education majors.
This is a 24 hour minor.

Post Baccalaureate

Visual Art PreK-12 Licensure

The Post Baccalaureate Program is designed for people who already hold a bachelors degree, preferably in Fine Arts, who wish to become certified K-12 art teachers.

A student who wishes to be admitted into the post baccalaureate program in Art Education is required to meet the screening criteria and procedures of the College of Education and Art Education. Screening is done concurrently with the program’s prerequisites screening course, Art Education 310, and in some cases Art Education 320.

Upon admission the student is assigned a faculty adviser with whom the student must be in contact on a regular basis and with whom the student will construct an official program of studies. The program of studies is to be drawn up as early as possible after acceptance into the program. The student is required to meet with his or her adviser each semester throughout the program.

It is usually the case that the prospective student will need to take 30 hours of course work in the following areas for their certification:

* Developmental, Psychological and Social Issues in Education
* Teaching Art in the Elementary and Secondary Schools
* Elementary and Secondary Student Teaching
* Three Studio Methods courses
* Teaching Reading in the Content Area

Any other coursework determined necessary by the advisor may be added to the above.

While the coursework requirements are only 30 hours, the student teaching component of the program entails a substantial time investment outside of the University environment. Therefore, many students require four semesters to complete the program, although some are able to complete it in three.

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Master of Arts in Art Education

Degree Offered: M.A. in Art Education

The graduate program offers course work and experiences leading to a Master of Arts degree in Art Education under Plan I (with a thesis) or Plan II (without a thesis). The M.A. program is oriented toward the development of a professional who has understanding of the core profession of art education as a humanistic discipline and a developing emphasis in a particular area of personal interest related to art education. Emphasis in this graduate program is given to the humanistic aspects of art and education and to a blending of creative work, research, and art pedagogy.

Although the art education program consists of individual faculty with different backgrounds, expertise and philosophies, we tend to agree and emphasize art education foremost as a humanistic profession where the growth and development of the individual is paramount and where the art experience is central to that experience.

Application Requirements and Materials Needed

Before applying to the Master’s program in Art Education, an applicant must have the following minimum academic prerequisites:

General Academic Prerequisites: To apply for the art education Master’s degree program an applicant must have 1) a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university, which includes at least 24 semester hours combined of art, art history, and/or art education course work with a “B” average (3.0 GPA), and 2) a 3.0 overall grade point average in the applicant’s last two years of undergraduate work. Applicants must have completed 18 of the required art prerequisites prior to admission. Application to the K-12 ART TEACHING LICENSURE EMPHASIS requires additional prerequisites. Also see the appropriate sections of this University catalog for general prerequisites and application procedures for graduate study at the University of New Mexico.

Earning a master’s degree in art education includes completing at least the following requirements:

* Applying and gaining admittance into the Master of Arts degree program in Art Education
* Formation of a graduate faculty committee on studies (including an advisor-chairperson), which helps the student plan a graduate program of studies and conducts the student’s master’s examination
* In consultation with the student’s committee on stuides, submits for approval a planned program of graduate study (course work) which is called a Program of Studies
* Completion of the planned program of studies with at least a “B” average
o Plan I candiates only: completion and acceptance of a master’s thesis
* Passing a written and oral master’s exam
* Exhibiting at least one artwork done during the Master’s program in the annual Graduating Students’ Exhibition, which is held every spring
* Fulfilling miscellaneous requirements unique to each student’s program of studies (see the appropriate section of the UNM General Catalog – Master’s Degrees – for general and specific requirements for a Master’s degree).

Core Courses for all M.A. Students:
Art Ed 500 History and Philosophies of Art Education 3
Art Ed 585 Research Applications to Art Education 3
ART ED 590 Current Trends and Issues in Art Education 3

Program of Study for the M.A. – Non-Licensure
Curriculum for graduate students – Plan I with thesis; minimum 24 hours plus thesis. Plan II without thesis; minimum 33 hours plus master’s exam.

3 credits research: Working with an advisor students choose a 5xx research
course
3 credits social and/or cultural studies: Working with an advisor, students
choose a 5xx course that addresses social and cultural issues.

In consultation with the advisor and committe on studies, students choose 9 credits of course work to support learning in an art education supporting area. For example, students may choose supporting areas such as Art Education and Speical Populations, Diversities and Identities, or Imagination and Visual Studies. Students will then choose 9 credits of elective course work to complete their program of studies.

Program of Study for the M.A. – Licensure
A graduate student may elect to attain the MA in Art Education with K-12 New Mexico Art Teaching Licensure. This option requires 36 hours of art prerequisites to include 9 hours of art history and 27 hours of studio art to include drawing (6 hours), a non-drawing studio concentration (9 hours) and studio courses addressing a variety of 2D and 3D mediums.

In addition to the core courses required of all MA students, MA students seeking licensure need to take additional course work for Professional Education for the MA in Art Education with Licensure.
Ed Psy 503 – Principles of Human Development (3)
LLSS 538 – Teaching Reading and Writing in the Content Field (3)
Art Ed 310 – Teaching Art in the Elementary School (3)
Art Ed 320 – Teaching Art in Secondary School (3)
Art Ed 400 – Elementary Student Teaching in Art (3)
Art Ed 461 – Student Teaching in the Senior High School (3)
Art Ed 510 – Curriculum Development (3)
Art Ed 53x – Studio Art in the School (3)
Art Ed 53x – Studio Art in the School (3)
Art Ed 565 – Art with the Exceptional Child (3)
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Art Ed 566 – Art with At-Risk Students (3)
Art Ed 572 – Art Criticism and Aesthetics for Teachers (3)

 

NEW MEXICO CONTENT STANDARDS

Visual Art K-5

Visual Art 6-8

Visual Art 9-12

For more information on New Mexico Content Standards with Benchmarks
and Performance Standards go to the New Mexico Public Education Department

 

RESOURCES

Art Education MA Handbook 2016-2017

ARTE Program Graduate Due Dates 2016-2017

Office of Graduate Studies Program of Study (OGS_POS)

State of New Mexico Public Education Department
Information and resources for New Mexico’s primary and secondary school community.

Teaching License Information – State of New Mexico
Information about qualifications and licensing of teachers.

The University of New Mexico Home Page
General information about UNM admission requirements and procedures, student life, available services, etc.

New Mexico Art Education Association
Unifies, encourages, and supports art educators in the State of New Mexico through professional development

National Art Education Association
Association of art educators from every level of instruction: early childhood, elementary, intermediate, secondary, college and university, administration, museum education, and lifelong learning

COURSES

MASLEY ART GALLERY

Masley Art Gallery Mission

The Masley Art Gallery, under the direction of the Art Education faculty, exhibits art for four purposes that reflect various aspects of art education.
• We invite art education students to show their art to express and enhance their learning.
• Faculty members exhibit their art works to share their creative research.
• We invite art teachers, school-age students, and other community members to display their art for special shows to offer opportunities for the university community to experience their art and insights.
• Finally we organize or host exhibitions to provide knowledge, experiences, and service to the university community regarding contemporary topics in art and art education.

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TO CONTACT US:

UNM Art Education Program
Masley Hall, Room 112
Albuquerque, NM 87131
(505) 277-4112
(505) 277-0576/Fax
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