Art Education, MA Ed

Master of Arts Education Degree with an Emphasis in Classroom Education

University of Nebraska at Kearney

  • Fully Online
  • 36
  • $315.00
  • $504.00

Why Pursue This Program

The online Art Education, Masters of Art in Education with an emphasis in Classroom Education degree program is designed to meet the needs of teachers who are currently teaching art in a K-12 school system. 

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

  • Diverse course offerings that are rigorous and research-oriented. 
  • Course design that addresses new pedagogical and learning theories in the classroom. 
  • Challenges of today's increasingly diverse classroom as students are mainstreamed into the classroom.

The program meets the criteria for excellent programs set forth by the National Art Education Association. 

The Art History, MA Ed (Classroom Education Emphasis) program offers two options: 

  • Research paper track. Preparation for K-12 teachers with curriculum instruction designed to address new pedagogical and learning theories. 
  • Thesis track. Preparation for individuals interested in pursuing a doctoral degree. 

Through the many course options available to students, the Masters in Art Education 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.

The program provides opportunities for students who hold a BA or BS degree in Art Education, BFA, BA or a BS in a Visual Arts degree program, Art History and Museum Studies.

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

Career Outlook: As the baby boomer generation of teachers retires, the demand for teachers will grow in the next 10 years. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job growth for elementary school teachers is 7% while the job growth for middle and high school teachers is projected to grow 8%.

This program is ideal for those interested in teaching:

  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Media Arts
  • Drawing
  • Photography
  • Graphic Design

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.

Accreditation of Teacher Education and Nebraska Department of Education
National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education