About the Program
The program is designed to allow students seeking a master’s degree to earn a certification in art (K–12) or to pursue advanced, post-certification studies. The degree is not required for certification, and certification requirements may vary based on academic experience. Participation in Arcadia’s unique Saturday STEAM program is a special feature of our program. See Certification Requirements.
The degree program must be planned with an adviser to ensure that degree and/or certification requirements are satisfied. Students enrolled in the M.Ed. program should consult with both an adviser in the Art program as well as an adviser in the School of Education.
Specific Admissions Requirement: In addition to the general admission requirements, students must have a portfolio review. Students with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts are exempt from this requirement. Arrangements for the portfolio review can be made in the Office of Enrollment Management. Students must have appropriate prerequisites for any Fine Arts studio courses taken at the graduate level.
Note: All students completing a graduate Education degree are required to complete a Degree Candidacy Form with their academic adviser after completing 15 Arcadia graduate credits. Degree Candidacy is the academic program plan required for the degree and must be submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies.