Program Overview

The faculty at UF continually reshape the Master of Arts in Art Education online curriculum to meet the needs of the evolving art educational landscape. Grounded in both theory and practice, the program promotes meaningful learning and art making techniques through high-level interactions, group collaboration, independent study and more. Our curriculum includes the study of:

  • Art Criticism and/or Art History
  • Contemporary Issues in Art Education
  • Curriculum in Teaching Art
  • History of Teaching Art
  • Methods of Research in Art Education
  • Art Education in Alternative Sites
  • Both conventional and digital tools as creative, expressive media
  • Use of Social Media as a Professional Development and Teaching Tool
Program Overview

Bryce Appleton

MA in Art Education

"The experience in UFL’s masters of art education program has been one that I will never forget. I know that I have improved so much as an art educator and my students are reaping the benefits of what this program has done for me. I can only imagine where I’ll be when I am finished next August."

Student Testimonial

Brittany Gofney

MA in Art Education

"I certainly have grown and developed throughout my studies at University of Florida. Thus far, I have been exposed to resources and concepts that have revolutionized the way I teach in the classroom. My graduate studies have broadened my horizons and have benefitted me not only personally and professionally, but most importantly, this program has positively impacted my students."

Student Testimonial

Laurie Myers

MA in Art Education

"This program has raised my awareness of the daily impact I have on my students. I am reminded I am educating the next generation and if I support progress and truly care about them, I must address contemporary culture and the issues we face each day."

Student Testimonial

Bryce Appleton

MA in Art Education

"The experience in UFL’s masters of art education program has been one that I will never forget. I know that I have improved so much as an art educator and my students are reaping the benefits of what this program has done for me. I can only imagine where I’ll be when I am finished next August."

Student Testimonial

The UF Master of Arts in Art Education program will help you:

  • Earn your Master of Arts in a few as two years.
  • Pursue your area of specialization in traditional or digital art making.
  • Graduate with a professional portfolio of work.
  • Advance your career in meaningful and transformative ways.
  • Quickly apply your learning in your classroom and community.
  • Receive individual attention in close consultation with faculty members.
  • Collaborate with fellow educators via blogs, chat sessions, discussion boards, and group projects.
  • Participate in community art events, state and national conferences.
  • Enjoy the flexibility to research, study and complete assignments when it is most convenient.

UF's dynamic program focuses on contemporary art and art education issues and, through an emerging curriculum, explores the impact that visual culture and other digital media have both upon our appreciation of art, and on the learning, schooling and lives of children. Our graduates are versed in leveraging digital media tools to create and provide impactful, humanistic art education.

Networking With Other Art Educators

The University of Florida online Master of Arts in Art Education program offers a supportive community of peers and faculty. While engaged in a high-tech, high-touch educational environment, with rich studio experiences in traditional and digital media, you can expect a high-level of interaction and robust online discussions with peer and professor group collation.

The advantages of pursuing your degree online means that you are able to determine when and where you do your work. You will collaborate with your peers to complete projects and share real-world experiences that enrich your understanding of the course content—all in a virtual classroom. Our online delivery methods allow you to log on when it’s most convenient for you.

Art teachers are in a rare position to shape a student’s technical development as well as encourage their creativity, engage their critical thinking, and support their desire to seek and embrace innovation. With this influence comes the responsibility to provide students with a supportive environment that builds confidence in their distinct talents while preparing them for real world art applications. As with most fields, the art community is continually evolving to accommodate the demands of society. In turn, today’s art classroom presents a set of unique challenges that require art teachers to apply a more current skill set and take a creative, proactive approach to art education. This translates to the methods in which educators communicate and collaborate with students as well.

Through the Master’s in Art Education program, art teachers are able to build on existing knowledge and classroom expertise, while learning and executing innovative teaching methodologies and curriculum mapping strategies. Art teachers will be able to translate these invaluable experiences to their own classroom by expressing the importance of digital media and exploring interconnectivity between classrooms around the globe. This fresh perspective will also prepare art teachers to embrace the transforming art community with ever-evolving use of the Internet and digital media.

Networking With Other Art Educators