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    Mississippi College
  Nov 13, 2019
GRADUATE CATALOG 2017-2018 [Archived Catalog]

Art, M.Ed. (30 sem. hrs.) available in traditional and low-residency formats

The Department of Art and School of Education cooperatively offer course work leading to a Master of Education in Art. See School of Education  section of this catalog for program details.

Application for Full Admission

In addition to the requirements set forth by the Graduate Office, the applicant must comply with the following and have approval for admission from an appointed graduate art faculty review committee. Also, The Department of Art and School of Education cooperatively offer course work leading to a Master of Education in Art. (See School of Education section of this catalog for program details.)

1.     Applicants interested in the 30 hour Master of Education Degree in Art must provide the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies with the following:

        a.  An online application for Graduate Admission, located on the website:

        b.  One official copy of all academic transcripts.

        c.  Teaching license copy

        c.  A $35.00 application fee.

        All admission documents must be sent to the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies (Box 4067, Clinton, MS 39058).

2.     The admission requirements below will be reviewed by an appointed Department of Art Graduate Admissions Review Committee and the Art Education Coordinator.

a. Applicant must hold a baccalaureate degree in art (or 45 semester hours of art) and shall have had six semester hours of art history, and hold or qualify to hold a standard educator license in the State of Mississippi to be considered for admission.

b.   Provide a portfolio of artwork that reflects proficiency and preparation for graduate study in studio art. It should include painting, and drawing, and for a two-dimensional emphasis an three-dimensional studies in figurative and/or non-figurative subject matter, sculpture or ceramics for a three-dimensional emphasis. The portfolio must consist of a maximum of 20 images. The applicant may provide either a PDF of 20 digital images of artwork or 20 printed images. The PDF portfolio may be sent by email to A Printed portfolio of images may be sent to Graduate Studio Art Coordinator c/o Mississippi College Department of Art, P O Box 4020, Clinton, MS 39058. The portfolio will be reviewed by an appointed graduate committee and an admission decision will be made.

d.   Applicants must provide a current resume or vita.

e.  Submit a written statement of purpose setting forth a personal philosophy and professional objectives.

f.  Complete an interview with the Art Education Coordinator.

g.  Students must maintain a 3.00 grade average. At least 50 percent of courses for the degree must be 6000 level.

h. A low-residency option is available which allows M.Ed. candidates to take the Art Education and Education courses online and the studio art courses on campus during the summers.  This allows teachers to continue working while they complete a master's degree in Art Education.

1. Six semester hours of required Graduate credit in Professional, ART EDUCATION Core Courses:

One of these:

ART 6207 Curriculum Development in Studio Art   Credits, : 3 sem. hrs.


ART 6208 Theories of Art Education  Credits,: 3 sem. hrs.

And one of these:

ART 6507 Research Topics in Art History: Artists  Credits,: 3 sem. hrs.


ART 6508 Research Topics in Art History: Periods or Styles  Credits,: 3 sem. hrs.


2. Nine semester hours of elective professional education core courses selected from the following:

3. Fifteen semester hours of studio art

Selected in consultation with a graduate faculty advisor. 

4. In their last semester of enrollment:

Candidates for the M.Ed.-Art must satisfactorily complete comprehensive exams with a supporting exhibit. If judged unsatisfactory, all or part of the oral examination may be retaken once in the following semester or summer term.

The Master of Education in Art is a Secondary Subject Endorsement area.