Art Education, MA Ed

Master of Arts Education Degree with an Emphasis in Museum Education

University of Nebraska at Kearney

  • Fully Online
  • 36
  • $315.00
  • $504.00

Why Pursue This Program

The online Art Education Masters in Art Education with an emphasis in Museum Education degree program is designed to meet the needs of those individuals who are pursuing a career in museum education.

The online Art Education, MA Ed (Museum Emphasis) program explores:

  • Dynamic discussions about readings on art, museums and curricula
  • Visual literacy through the interpretation of culturally relevant images
  • Engaging gallery activities
  • Group discussions with opportunities for studio projects
  • New information and materials for classroom use

Through the many course options available to students, the program can be designed in a way that accommodates students' academic needs and/or location needs. A research paper on an art education topic is the final project.

This program provides opportunities for students who hold a BA or BS degree in Art Education, BFA, BA or BS in Visual Arts, Art History and Museum Studies to continue their educational goals by completing a graduate program.

Note: This degree does not grant certification to teach art in K-12 schools.

Career Outlook: Museums of the 21st century are evolving and increasing in number, expanding in size and becoming available virtually. Practical approaches are needed for incorporating contemporary art into curricula. The growth rate for jobs as an archivist, curator or museum worker is growing faster than average, at about 13% in the next 10 years, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

This program is ideal for professionals looking to work in areas such as an:

  • Archivist
  • Curator
  • Museum Technician
  • Conservator
  • Museum Educator

What's it like to take a program online?

Quality learning experience

The University of Nebraska has offered distance education courses for more than 100 years so you can expect a quality, rigorous experience. Online courses are often highly interactive with faculty and students communicating through e-mail, discussion forums and chat groups. You’ll have direct access to world-class faculty – researchers who are experts in their fields or practitioners with real-world experience. Also, you’ll be part of a community of learners and can benefit from the perspectives of students from across the globe.


Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes wherever is convenient to you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. You aren’t tied to a specific class time.

Service you expect from a leading University

Online learners at the University of Nebraska have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. An academic adviser will guide you along your journey, library services are available to help you excel in your program and career services are available when you are ready to take your next step. These are just a few of the services in place to help you succeed.

About Faculty

University of Nebraska online courses are taught by expert faculty who embody the qualities resulting from research experience and professional/field experience. Students learn from faculty with a variety of backgrounds, many of whom are published researchers in their fields. NU faculty who teach online do so in a way that optimizes learning within the online modality and because technology enables students to access education they may otherwise may not be able to pursue.

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