Master of Arts (M.A.)

Education with an Arts Integration Concentration

Hybrid 30 major credits * 1 1/2 years

Reduced Tuition

$222/mo

*if using financial aid

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Program Highlights & Benefits

Hybrid format combines personal experience with convenience of online learning

2 year completion time, including breaks

Cohort model helps facilitate supportive and collaborative learning

Workload designed for full time professional educators

Goals and Focus of the Program

The Master of Arts in Education with an Arts Integration Concentration focuses on the application of multiple intelligences theory and the arts in traditional and inclusive classrooms as a means to engage students.  Candidates will learn to differentiate instruction and assessments through the lens of multiple intelligences theory and application of the arts.  Candidates will develop knowledge and abilities in the arts as a platform for developing strategies which will engage students of various learning styles and abilities across grades and content areas.  Candidates will develop the ability to use multiple intelligences theory as a process to observe children and to use that data to differentiate instruction.  The summer course is taught collaboratively by staff from a prestigious arts organization and faculty.  It culminates in a theatrical experience.  

Program Design

The Master of Arts in Education with an Arts Integration Concentration program follows a cohort instructional model with a hybrid delivery structure. Eight-week courses include a combination of online (synchronous and asynchronous learning activities), hybrid (at least 50% online class sessions) and in person courses, determined by course content. This program includes face-to-face sessions that take place from 4:45 PM – 8:45 PM on the same night of the week at a central location, and online sessions that may require meeting virtually during this scheduled class time. The duration of the program is approximately 18 months.

Prerequisites

Candidates in the M.A. in Education with an Arts Integration Concentration program will hold at least a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 2.5, and access to a classroom and students throughout the duration of the program to fulfill field study requirements.

Degree Requirements and Career Outcome

The degree requirements for this program are successful completion of the program’s respective courses (listed below) and completion of a capstone project as a university requirement, which is embedded within the coursework. Upon completion of this program, candidates will have earned a The Master of Arts in Education with an Arts Integration Concentration. This is not a certificate, licensure or endorsement program.

Plan of Study

CourseTitle  Hours
EDUC 565
Multiple Intelligences Theory and the Arts
  
3
EDUC 563
Visual Arts for Educators
  
3
EDUC 568Creativity, Writing and Nature  3
EDUC 562Music for Educators  3
EDUC 564Art Museum for Teachers (USJ Campus)  
3
EDUC 513Curricular Applications of Multiple Intelligences Theory (USJ Campus)  6
EDUC 566Theatre Education (USJ Campus)  
3
EDUC 515Educational Research  
3
EDUC 537Reflective Practitioner *  3
 Total Credit Hours:30
Please Note:

*Master’s Capstone Project Included

The courses for this program may be offered in a different order. This list should not be considered the finalized course sequence.