The Master of Science in art education (PK-12) is a 30-credit program that offers a unique opportunity for individuals to advance their development as artists while sharing their love of art with students.
What is the Art Education MS (PK-12)?
The primary mission of Saint Joseph's University's master's in art education program is to prepare art teachers for public and private school service. The art education curriculum allows you to explore artistic ideas in studios and in the classroom, with 12 hours of student teaching.
The program will help you advance your skills in the arts as well as broaden your theoretical and practical knowledge in art education. You will leave the program with a deep understanding of the roles of education within the wider context of culture and society.
What Can You Do with a Master's Degree in Art Education?
With a master's degree in art education from Saint Joseph's University, you will be equipped with the skills, knowledge and background necessary to pursue a successful career as an art teacher at the elementary, middle or high school level.
How Will Saint Joseph's University Enhance Your Career in Art Education?
Saint Joseph’s University has a rich and proud history of preparing highly qualified teachers in the Jesuit tradition. Graduates are prepared to be reflective, principled educators who are deeply committed to furthering student achievement as well as teacher performance. This tradition reinforces ethical and moral leadership and teaching methods centered on value-based principles and advocates for social justice in education for underrepresented communities and students.
With a Master of Science in art education, you will have the skills and background needed to establish effective teaching and learning environments for children in their school and community. You will be equipped to use this information when selecting instructional strategies and making curriculum decisions to provide a well-rounded art and art history education for your students.
Additionally, through Saint Joseph's 4+1 program, current undergraduate students can start earning credits towards a master's in art education, allowing them to earn a master's degree at an accelerated pace. If you're interested in this option, you'll need to apply to the graduate program in your junior year and be conditionally accepted before you complete your bachelor's degree.
At a Glance
|Degree||Master of Science|
|Start Terms||Fall, spring and summer|
|Format||On campus, online|
Master's - 30 credits
|Tuition & Fees||
$100 fee/semester (2023-2024)
|Average Class Size||
20 students or less
|Average Work Experience||The average student in the program is changing careers and has a strong desire to enter the teaching field.|
Graduates go on to teach in various educational settings:
|Graduate Assistantships||Graduate assistantships are offered on a limited basis. Please contact the program director for availability.|
*note - discounts cannot be combined.
|Veterans||SJU is a yellow ribbon school that accepts GI education benefits. Our Office of Veterans Servicecan help you access and understand the benefits available to you and will support you during your educational career at SJU.|