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The National Art Education Association (NAEA) brings together all levels of the profession including students, teachers K-12, supervisors, and college faculty. We encourage all of our students to join MICA's NAEA Student Chapter. Many of our alumni are active members, making presentations, attending conferences, and writing for publications. Our college faculty attend national conferences and have a strong presentation record. Over time, faculty have held various leadership positions in the organization and served on editorial committees and task forces. Maryland's Art Education Association (MAEA) is affiliated with the NAEA, which means that when a member joins one organization, they are automatically a member of the other. The MAEA holds annual conferences in the fall and our faculty, alumni, and students are active members, often presenting at the state conference.

The 2016 National Art Education Association Convention

NAEA MICA Chicago 2016

MICA faculty, alumni and students will share their knowledge and research with colleagues at the 2016 NAEA Convention, the largest gathering of visual arts educators in the world. The theme of the 2016 convention is "Lead! Share Your Vision for Art Education." The convention will be held in Chicago, IL March 17-19, 2016.

For a list of presentations by MICA alumni, students and faculty please click here.

Top Honors for MICA Alumni

Alumna Sherri Fisher (MAAE, 2010) was chosen by the National Art Education Association as the 2016 NAEA Secondary Art Teacher of the Year, Eastern Region. The NAEA Awards Program was initiated to recognize outstanding art educators in all Divisions and Regions, and from each state and province.

Alumnus Andrew Watson (MAAE, 2014) was selected to be the 2018 NAEA Convention Coordinator, in Seattle, Washington. Andrew is a previous recipient of the 2015 Art Education Technology Outstanding Teacher Award from the National Art Education Association and currently works as Fine Arts Instructional Specialist for Alexandria City Public Schools.

Alumna Jescia Hoffman Hopper (MAAE, 2015) was awarded the USSEA 2015 award for Outstanding Master's Thesis during a special gathering at this year's NAEA Conference. This year the United States Society for Education through Art (USSEA) initiated a new national "Outstanding Master's Thesis Award" recognizing exceptional thesis work that promotes "pluralistic perspectives, deepens human and cultural understanding, and/or builds respect for diverse learners." The award is based on Jescia's research report, "Learning At My Own Pace: A Qualitative Investigation on the Impact of Tutorial Videos on Student Learning in an Eighth Grade Art Classroom," and the extensive interdisciplinary literature review that supported that study. For more information about Jescia and her thesis, please visit this profile.

Artwork by Daniel Frumhoff '17

This page was last updated on 06/02/2016.