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Art Education

The Master of Arts degree in Art Education at WVU accommodates the seasoned art teacher as well as the inexperienced pre-professional student who is seeking advanced knowledge and/or training within the field of Art Education. Students interested in West Virginia PK-12 Visual Art certification may seek an M.A. plus certification.

The program requirements can be tailored to the individual needs of the student and can include a studio emphasis, a classroom research emphasis, or a community arts emphasis. The program typically includes a minimum of 30 hours of course work culminating in a research paper or project. In addition, students with a B.F.A. or a B.A. in Art may pursue post-baccalaureate certification as a non-degree seeking graduate student.

Course Delivery Options

On-campus

Program Application Requirements

Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose, Artist's Statement, Statement/Letter of Intent, 3 Letters of recommendation, Writing Sample

Graduate Program Application Requirements

Complete supplemental application https://wvuart.slideroom.com/#/login/program/26827


Extra Accreditation Info

WVU is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design and the National Council for Accreditation of Teaching Education.

Application Deadlines

Fall Deadline

​January 15th

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English Proficiency Requirements

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.

Accreditation Information

WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

WVU is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design and the National Council for Accreditation of Teaching Education.

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