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“I feel so supported in the art education program at Mizzou. I know that my professors are deeply invested in my education, and I am reminded of it every day.”

Bertie McLaren

Columbia, Missouri, M Ed ’14

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Quick facts

  • Program type: Master’s
  • Academic home: College of Education | Department of Learning, Teaching and Curriculum
  • Delivery mode: Blended: 9 credit hours of residency required
  • Credit hours: 32
  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission, Teacher Accreditation Council
  • Estimated program cost: $13,327.68*

*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, course choices at Mizzou and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

Get the degree you deserve

A master’s in art education from MU can help you expand your teaching skills and advance your career. If you want to examine contemporary art topics, explore studio experiences as an artist-teacher and conduct authentic research in your school or other community environments, this may be the degree for you.

Career prospects

6%
Employment growth1
25%
Average salary increase2

1 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, High School Teachers

2 Percentage by which the average base salary of a full-time teacher in a U.S. public elementary or secondary school with a master’s degree exceeds that of a teacher with a bachelor’s degree, 2007–08. Snyder, T.D., and Dillow, S.A. (2011). Digest of Education Statistics 2010 (NCES 2011-015). National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. Washington, D.C.

Program structure and topics

Delivery of this program is blended. Most course work can be completed online, but you must complete at least 9 credit hours on campus.

Courses are semester-based. Students typically take two classes each semester and finish in under three years.

Course work covers

  • Art education curriculum and research
  • Artistic thinking
  • Classroom research
  • Educational psychology
  • Multicultural classrooms
  • Visual culture and literacy

Note This program is intended for practicing teachers who already have their initial teaching certification. It is not intended for those seeking K–12 Art certification and does not provide the initial certification required to become a teacher.

In-state tuition rates

As a distance learner in a University of Missouri graduate program, you qualify for in-state tuition rates, regardless of where you live.

Ask us about this program

This program is administered by the Department of Learning, Teaching and Curriculum.

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