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MA in Art Education

students in art classroom

Graduate Program Director

Chad Erpelding
chaderpelding@boisestate.edu
208-426-4081

Graduate Program Coordinator

Kathleen Keys, PhD
kathleenkeys@boisestate.edu

General Information and Program Objectives

The program leading to the Master of Arts in Art Education degree is designed to meet the needs of art educators working in schools, museums and other arts organizations or communities, and gives students the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to become reflective and well-informed art educators. It does not lead to initial certification nor does it require certification for admission. Course work focuses on advanced curriculum development, an examination of contemporary issues relating to art and education, and advanced study of art history and studio practices. Students may select from either a thesis or project culminating experience.


Graduate Assistantship Application: January 15

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistantships are awarded competitively to first year and continuing students. Assistantships include a nonresident tuition waiver, a resident fee waiver, and a stipend. Assistants must enroll for a minimum of nine credit hours each semester and meet any other requirements as set forth by the Graduate College.

Students must submit the Application for Graduate Assistantship form and a supportive statement to be considered for an assistantship. The form is available in PDF format at the Graduate College web site and must be received by the Department of Art on or before January 15 (see “Admissions” for additional required material and submission instructions).