Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction-Specialization in Art Education (60-credit hours)

Arts Education

Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction

Specialization in Art Education

Advance your knowledge and skills as a K-12 arts educator or prepare to teach art education at the college or university level. With an  Ed.D. in Art Education, you’ll conduct independent research on practical questions facing art educators, such as how art education affects students’ future academic achievement and professional success. You’ll also gain knowledge in the theory and practice of art education in the United States.

  • Application Deadline
    FallJan 15Jan 15
  • Admissions Requirements
    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
    • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 out of 4.00
    • Completed online application that includes:
      • Transcripts
      • Personal Statement
      • 2 Letters of Recommendation
      • GRE Scores:
        • Required for domestic students
        • Required for international students
      • Resume:
        • Not required for domestic students
        • Required for international students
      • TOEFL score from last two years*

      *International students only

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  • Financial Aid
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This highly individualized degree offers you the opportunity to minor in subject areas that you are interested in, including museum education, studio art, art history, and new media.

You must have a master’s degree to apply to this program. Coursework from that degree does not apply toward the Ed.D. degree requirements.

At the completion of your course work and before you begin your dissertation, you will need to pass a qualifying exam in the form of portfolio of work and an oral examination.