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Art Education (MA)

The Master of Arts degree in Art Education accommodates the seasoned art teacher as well as the inexperienced pre-professional student who is seeking advanced knowledge and/or training in 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 coursework, culminating in a research paper or project. In addition, students with a B.F.A. or a B.A. in Art may pursue postbaccalaureate certification as a nondegree seeking graduate student.

Program Application Requirements

Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose, 3 Letters of recommendation, Supplemental Application / Portfolio

Additional Application Information

Please contact the Administrative contact for further information regarding the portfolio requirements.

Application Deadlines

Fall Deadline

January 15

Spring Deadline

December 1

Summer Deadline


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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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