Master art education and inspire your students
Be prepared to teach art for pre-K, K-12
A master of education (MEd) in art education will prepare you to teach in
pre-K, K-12 or to work in a variety of non-profit organizations with
children and adolescents. The program is designed to be completed in 18
months with courses on our Oakland campus and online.
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Master of education in art education program highlights
- Complete your degree in one or two years
Accelerated course format, offered online and on campus through a hybrid
8-week format (36 credits)
- Adult learner friendly schedule with evening courses
Engage in several workshops and conferences throughout the year with
authors, activists, artists, and distinguished educators
Leverage educational partnership with
The Warhol, a
Pittsburgh art museum, through their education program director
- Collaborate with Carlow's art department and art gallery
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Hands-on curriculum taught by educational experts
With a community-based format, students have the opportunity to build
relationships and grapple with course content through hands-on activities,
classroom discussions, and inquiry models of instruction. Learn technology
fluency and emerging technologies with access to innovative robotic
technology through our special course, Interdisciplinary Models.
Courses are offered in a beautiful building that houses a coffee shop,
computer labs, and student meeting spaces. An accessible parking lot is
located a few steps away across the street.
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Hear from our art education students
Students in Art Education hail from a variety of backgrounds and
specialties including painting, drawing, ceramics, and photography. Many
have their own studios or businesses.
“Carlow’s MEd is the best decision I could have made! I love everything
about this program, but creating meaningful relationships with faculty,
staff, and students is the highlight! Everyone sincerely cares for you
here. From the first class, there is an energy and excitement about
education. Learning is personalized, and our different backgrounds and
experiences are celebrated!”
- Sarah Zeffro, MEd in art education student at Carlow,
Pittsburgh-based artist, owner and operator of ZART Studios
“Personally, I whole-heartedly believe that Carlow’s Education Department,
Program and faculty are on the cutting-edge of education, and they are
preparing me to be the best educator I can be.”
- Matthew Parrish, MEd in art education student at Carlow
Upon completion of the course requirements in the program, the student
must successfully pass student teaching with a combined score of 4 or
higher on both PDE 430 evaluation forms. The student must pass the Praxis
Content Area exam in their discipline. Once the student has met these
requirements, they may apply for certification through the