MA Art Education*

*The Graduate School of Education and Human Development (GSEHD) and its faculty are engaged in a curriculum review of the education-related degrees previously offered by Corcoran College. This discussion will determine the future curriculum of the degrees beyond the terms of the transition period. While the current academic programs are under curriculum review by GSEHD, we invite interested students to make inquiries to the GSEHD admissions office at

Rich in learning and teaching experiences, the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design's art education programs have a special focus on community engagement and issues of social justice.

The Master of Arts in Art Education is a 33-credit degree program ideal for experienced teachers looking to expand and deepen their knowledge of art. In addition, the program helps sharpen teachers' educational abilities as a basis for their professional and personal development. The goal of the program is to create a community of colleagues engaged in active, shared learning for application in their teaching. The Master of Arts in Art Education curriculum assumes that students in the program either have already completed initial certification as teachers or do not intend this as a goal.

Distinct from the Corcoran's Master of Arts in Teaching program, the Master of Arts in Art Education program focuses on youth arts education in schools. Ample latitude is provided for individual goals, and part-time and summer studies are common.

Program Head


Pamela Lawton
Educational Studies
Associate Professor