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Art Education Curriculum 2012-13

Requirements for the MA in Art Education: First Summer
Course TitleCourse #credits
Study Group I MAED 5004
3
Studio Investigations I MAFA 5000
4
Advanced Strategies for Teaching Art MAED 5002 3
Contemporary Issues in Art I   MAED 5003 1
Requirements for the MA in Art Education: Fall
Course TitleCourse #credits
Study Group II MAED 5006 3
Readings in Art Education:  Contemporary Contexts MAED 5012 1
Online Studio I MAFA 5511 1
Requirements for the MA in Art Education: Winter
Course TitleCourse #credits
Winter Seminar: Action Research Report MAED 5018 1
Winter Seminar: Online Studio Review MAFA 5019 1
Requirements for the MA in Art Education: Spring
Course TitleCourse #credits
Study Group III MAED 5008 3
Readings in Art Education:  Historical Context MAED 5014 1
Online Studio II MAFA 5522 1
Requirements for the MA in Art Education: Second Summer
Course TitleCourse #credits
Study Group IV MAED 5510 3
Studio Investigations II MAFA 5020 6
Professional Development Seminar MAED 5021 1
Contemporary Issues in Art II MAED 5023 1

Total credits for the MA in Art Education: 34

Course DescriptionsStudy Group I

Study Group I

MAED 5004

3 credits

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Johnson. Offered summer. Drawing upon new approaches to art-making and new teaching strategies explored in the MAAE summer program, students learn how to conduct an action research study in their own classroom.

Studio Investigations I

MAFA 5000

4 credits

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Cloutier. Offered Summer. This studio course is offered in the first summer residency. Engaging a variety of media and working concepts, students begin to identify and explore a visual art problem of personal interest through preparatory research for and production of a related series of art works. Studio instructors mentor students' individual progress. Group critiques are scheduled throughout the course. Students are encouraged to reflect on connections between this course and possible questions shaping their classroom research investigations.

Advanced Strategies for Teaching Art I

MAED 5002

3 credits

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McKenna. Offered summer. This course is taken in the first summer residency. Students solve studio-based problems and initiate investigations related to contemporary theory and practice in the field of art education; examine strategies for effectively adapting art problems and inquiry to their classroom settings; and, reflect on connections to the questions shaping their classroom research study.

Contemporary Issues in Art I

MAED 5003

1 credit

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Mann. Offered summer. This seminar introduces students to contemporary issues in the visual arts with an emphasis on the transition from modernist to the post-modernist approaches to art making. Students attend each of the presentations in MICA's invited-artist lecture series and make connections to their own studio practice and teaching.

Study Group II

MAED 5006

3 credits

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Johnson. Offered fall. Using online, discussion board formats, students engage in bi-weekly, group discussions with their instructor as they implement their action research studies in their classroom.

Readings in Art Education: Contemporary Contexts

MAED 5012

1 credits

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McKenna. Offered fall.  In this seminar, students examine contemporary literature in art education and look closely for ways theory and issues are related to the questions they are examining in their own action research studies.

Online Studio I

MAFA 5511

1 credit

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Cloutier. Offered fall. In response to monthly on-line assignments, students build digital portfolios of images, reflections, artists' works and readings that enrich their understanding of the art problem they began investigating in their summer studio.

Winter Seminar: Action Research Report

MAED 5018

1 credits

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Johnson. January. Students meet with program faculty and the invited guest researcher for three days on MICA's campus during mid-winter break to examine outcomes of their action research studies.

Winter Seminar: Online Studio Review

MAFA 5019

1 credit
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Cloutier. January. Students meet with their online studio instructor to examine their in-process digital portfolios developed during the fall semester to discuss ways to further develop emerging visual themes.

Study Group III

MAED 5008

3 credits

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Johnson. Offered spring. In the spring semester, students conclude their classroom research and begin to write an article that presents the findings of their study. Strong emphasis is placed on creative writing skills that convey a sense of the setting and individuals that shaped the research study.

Readings in Art Education: Historical Context

MAED 5014

1 credits

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McKenna. Offered spring. In this seminar, students examine how the purposes of art education were represented in the early to later parts of the twentieth century. Students look closely for connections between earlier theoretical contexts and their own research studies.

Online Studio II

MAFA 5522

1 credit

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Cloutier. Offered spring. Students continue to work online with their instructor to build digital archives of images, reflections, artists' works, and readings that enrich the students' understanding of the art problems shaping their summer studio work.

Study Group IV

MAED 5010

3 credits

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Johnson. Offered summer. Students polish the draft of their research article written in the spring semester and submit it to a professional journal in the field of art education. Additionally, students submit a proposal for a presentation at the National Art Education Association based on the findings of their action research study.

Studio Investigations II

MAED 5020

6 credits

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Martin. Offered summer.   In the second summer residency, studio faculty continues to mentor students to further develop, unify and complete the series of art works begun the previous summer. During the last week of the program, an exhibition of the students completed body of work celebrates the conclusion of the MAAE program.

Professional Development Seminar

MAED 5021

1 credit

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Art Education Faculty. Offered summer. In this professional development seminar, artist teachers make presentations on ways to successfully integrate an active studio life with an art education career. Strategies are presented for exhibition of artwork, applying for artist residencies, writing artists statements and other professional options of interests to seminar participants.

Contemporary Issues in Art II

MAED 5023

1 credit

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Mann. Offered summer. In the second summer, this seminar introduces students to contemporary issues and practice in the visual arts with an emphasis on post-modernist approaches to art making. Students attend each of the presentations in MICA's invited-artist lecture series and make connections to their own studio practice.