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Master of Arts (M.A.) in Art Education


The Master of Arts in Art Education is a completely online program that allows you to advance your career as an educator, whether you teach in a K-12 setting, or have a role in a museum or a not-for-profit art organization. Through advanced courses focusing on art education theory, current issues, innovative pedagogy, and research, students are empowered with the skills needed to be leaders in the profession. The program is designed to be completed in six semesters to accommodate the schedule of working educators (four semesters at 6-credits each, and two thesis semesters at 3-credits each). Students not working outside of the home, who can enroll in more credits per semester, can complete the program in less time. This program does not offer teacher certification or an art education endorsement.

Admission Requirements

Application Deadlines


August 1             fall entry
December 1        spring entry
April 1                summer entry

Application Process


Application for admission to the M.A. in Art Education is submitted through the WMU online application system at wmich.edu/apply. Required documents include:

Applicants will be notified of admissions decisions to the master’s program in art education within 3 weeks of submitting a completed application.

For questions about the Master’s in Art Education program, contact Dr. William Charland at william.charland@wmich.edu.

Thank you for your interest in the art education graduate program.