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MA Art Education Courses

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Course # Course Title Credits
MAED5002 Adv. Strategies for Teaching 3.00 credits
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 application of strategies to their classroom settings; and, reflect on connections to the questions shaping their classroom research study. This course is letter graded.

MA in Art Education graduate students only

MAED5003 Contemporary Issues in Art I 1.00 credit
Offered summer. This seminar introduces students to contemporary issues in the visual arts with an emphasis on the transition from modernist to post-modernist approaches to art practice. Students attend each of the presentations in MICA’s invited-artist lecture series and make connections to their own studio practice and art teaching practice. This course is letter graded.

MA in Art Education graduate students only

MAED5004 Methods Ref Prac Teach I 3.00 credits
Offered summer. Drawing on qualitative inquiry methods, as well as approaches to artmaking and teaching explored in the MAAE, students engage in reflective teacher practice in designing a plan for careful examination of their teaching. This course is letter graded. MA in Art Education graduate students only

MA in Art Education graduate students only

MAED5006 Methods Ref Prac Teach II 3.00 credits
Offered fall. Supported by online discussions, and using qualitative inquiry methods, students implement their plans for careful examination of their teaching by documenting and analyzing their teaching practice. This course is letter graded. MA in Art Education graduate students only

MA in Art Education graduate students only

MAED5008 Methods Ref Prac Teach III 3.00 credits
Offered spring. Supported by online discussions, and using documentation of their teaching practices from the prior semester, students use methods of qualitative analysis to reflect on their teaching practice in relation to the field of art education. This course is letter graded. MA in Art Education graduate students only

MA in Art Education graduate students only

MAED5010 Writing for Publication 3.00 credits
Offered summer. Based on the study conducted over the course of the year, students write an article for publication in a peer-juried art education journal. Selected readings from the article are presented before the faculty, peers, and first-year students. This course is letter graded.

MA in Art Education graduate students only

MAED5012 Readings in ArtEd:Contemporary 1.00 credit
Offered fall. In this online seminar, students examine contemporary literature in art education and look closely for ways this scholarship relates to their current classroom practices. This course is letter graded. MA in Art Education graduate students only

MA in Art Education graduate students only

MAED5014 Readings in Art Ed: Historical 1.00 credit
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. This course is letter graded.

MA in Art Education graduate students only

MAED5018 Winter Sem: Research Review 1.00 credit
Offered winter. Over Martin Luther King weekend, students return to MICA’s campus to share documentation and analysis of their teaching practice as implemented in the fall semester. Students receive feedback from faculty and guest scholars in preparation for continued development in the spring. This course is letter graded. MA in Art Education graduate students only

MA in Art Education graduate students only

MAED5019 Winter Sem.: Online Studio Rev 1.00 credit
Offered winter. Students meet with their online studio instructor and peers to examine their in-process digital portfolios developed during the fall semester to discuss ways to further develop emerging visual themes. This course is letter graded.

MA in Art Education graduate students only

MAED5021 Professional Development Sem. 1.00 credit
Offered summer. In this professional development seminar, art education faculty guide students in identifying next- steps in their professional careers. Studio artists and artist-educators with national and regional reputations are invited to make presentations to the class on strategies that have successfully served their own career development. This course is letter graded.

MA in Art Education graduate students only

MAED5023 Contemporary Issues in Art II 1.00 credit
Offered summer. In the second summer, this seminar deepens consideration of contemporary art practice and its potential to validate, inform, and engage today’s students. The artist lecture series enriches the conversation in which students are encouraged to make connections with their own studio practice and their teaching. This course is letter graded.

MA in Art Education graduate students only

MAED5030 MAAE Thesis 1.00 credit
Offered summer. Through group meetings and individual conferences, students develop a formal presentation synthesizing new learning from studio investigations, strategies for making and teaching art, and conducting a classroom study. The thesis presentation is the culminating event in the program. This course is letter graded

MAFA5000 Studio Investigations I 4.00 credits
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. This course is letter graded.

MAFA5020 Studio Investigations II 5.00 credits
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 studio investigations. This course is letter graded.

MAFA5511 Online Studio I 1.00 credit
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. Regular online group meetings with the mentor maintain the dialogue among peers. This course is letter graded.

MA in Art Education graduate students only

MAFA5522 Online Studio II 1.00 credit
Offered spring. Students continue to work online 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. Regular online group meetings with the mentor maintain the dialogue among peers. This course is letter graded.

MA in Art Education graduate students only