The MAAE program prepares students to be the next generation of leaders shaping the field of art education and helps propel their career to the next level. For example, Courtney Bryant '09 observed that her work in the program has had a profound impact on her teaching.
"I added to a unit I had done in the past the problem-solving strategies that were the focus of my research. The result was that my urban students had an enhanced sense of ownership of the project, and produced better work."
Other MAAE alums taking their careers to new levels include Vanessa Lopez '07, a L.E.A.D. teacher at a magnet school which received a Kennedy Center School of Excellence in Art Education Award and who was the national program coordinator for the 2009 NAEA convention. Lauren Cook '07 presented her work on embedding multicultural and interdisciplinary perspectives on art in the curriculum at the Association of Independent Maryland Schools conference. While nearly a dozen alumni have published research they conducted as students in the peer-juried journal Art Education.