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About the Program: The Art Education program equips graduates for both formal and informal educational environments. Our dedicated faculty members have a range of educational experience in visual and cultural literacies, covering elementary, secondary, museum, and informal learning environments. Our program provides a rigorous and individualized learning experience as students work towards one of our 4 specialized degree options. With over a 70 year history, we believe in the intrinsic value of art as a catalyst for social change, or the ACTion of doing Art education in Critical Times (ACT). Follow our hashtag

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About ACT: Our work in art education extends beyond FSU to prioritize relationships, community, and collaboration. As our contribution to Art Education in Critical Times, we offer a shared repository of resources that includes work from our faculty, students, and graduates. This is meant to be used by teachers, curriculum designers, and anyone interested in the critical role the arts play in educational settings.

BA / MS in Art Education w/ Teacher Certification Direct-Entry Pathway

The primary mission of the 5 year direct-entry pathway is to prepare art teachers for public and private school service, who possess knowledge and skills in the arts, advanced theoretical and practical knowledge in art education and understanding of the roles of education within wider contexts of culture and society. This degree provides comprehensive, field specific knowledge and is primarily focused on social justice art education. Students currently enrolled in the BA or BFA at FSU are eligible for this program. Completion of this direct-entry pathway results in a BA/BFA in Fine Arts and an MS in Art Education with eligibility for certification.

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MS in Art Education

Our face-to-face degree offers two foci: teacher certification and advanced research. This degree provides comprehensive, field specific knowledge and is primarily focused on social justice art education. The degree is suitable for practicing artists, current teachers, aspiring teachers, and community or museum art educators. If seeking certification, requirements are incorporated into individual programs of study to make the candidate eligible for K-12 certification in art in the State of Florida. Students in this option are integrated into the track of students who are already progressing through other degree programs in our department.

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Online MS in Art Education

Our 100% online degree offers two foci: teacher certification and advanced research. This degree provides comprehensive, field specific knowledge and is primarily focused on social justice art education. Like our face to face degree option, this option is suitable for practicing artists, current teachers, aspiring teachers, and community or museum art educators. If seeking certification, requirements are incorporated into individual programs of study to make the candidate eligible for K-12 certification in art in the State of Florida. Online courses are taught alongside our face to face offerings and by faculty members in the department, providing all the rigor of a Florida State University graduate program.

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PhD or EdD in Art Education

The PhD or EdD program in Art Education encourages students to make contributions to knowledge related to art education in formal and informal learning communities. Students are supported in their efforts to investigate and advance understanding related innovative applications of art education research topics based on individual student interests. Many degree recipients of the doctoral degree are now faculty in colleges and universities all over the world, leading and serving the profession of art education in meaningful ways.


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