As of November 2020, applications to this program are suspended. Please inquire with graduate student support services staff member Caitlin Rosbach for additional information.

This degree is part of the Art Education Program housed in the Department of Learning, Teaching and Curriculum.

This program offers you the opportunity to expand your teaching skills and develop an expertise in curriculum planning, teaching techniques and the subject matter of studio art and art history.

The MEd in art education with certification is mostly offered on campus but has online electives. It is designed to allow non-certified students to pursue a degree that leads to certification to teach art.

Visit our certification page to learn more about this process.



Degree Requirements

To receive a MEd degree in art education, you must complete 32 hours of graduate-level coursework. This coursework includes nine hours of core courses in art education, three hours of general education requirements and 20 hours of electives.Visit Mizzou’s course catalog for a sample plan of study.


Admission Requirements

You must meet two sets of minimum qualifications in order to be considered for admission:

A committee of faculty members reviews your application’s credentials. You are not guaranteed admission even if you meet the minimum qualifications.

How to Apply

In addition to completing the Graduate Studies application, you must submit the following materials to the Department of Learning, Teaching and Curriculum:

  • Unofficial transcript
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • TOEFL scores (international students only)
  • A digital portfolio of three to five pieces of artwork you consider your best