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Program at a Glance

Online Master's
College of Community Innovation and Education
Credit Hours
Most Innovative University 2022

Motivate others to create and appreciate inspiring

Create an enduring impact in the world of art with a master’s in art education. Through this program, you’ll gain the tools and experience needed to become a highly effective art educator who applies cutting-edge instructional techniques to empower your students and the general public.

UCF Online’s Master of Arts in Art Education takes a highly interactive, innovative approach to instruction, so you feel supported every step of the way. You’ll work closely with your advisor, who will support you in navigating the teaching certification process and provide assistance in internship and job placement opportunities. The curriculum covers topics such as research trends in art education, K-12 instructional design and principles of classroom management.

This program is designed specifically for those who want to motivate, inspire and instruct artists and art enthusiasts. It has been created to primarily serve those without a bachelor’s degree in education or who have earned a teaching certification in another discipline. This is a state-approved initial teacher preparation program that will qualify you to obtain your teaching certification in art. Throughout the program, you will develop an online portfolio to reflect your skills in implementing the techniques and practices you’ve learned. Get started today and unleash your full potential as an art educator.

Application Deadlines

July 1
April 1

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Course Overview

Teaching Art K-12

This course teaches how to organize, design, and analyze art learning for students K-12.

This course teaches the concepts, principles, and methods of integrating art processes into the education of students with special needs.

Explore art appreciation examples and concepts toward planning curriculum geared towards an interdisciplinary study of art history, criticism and aesthetics.

Skills You'll Learn

  • Equip yourself with the knowledge and tools of a highly effective art educator
  • Gain expertise in the most current trends in art education and proficiency in fine arts
  • Learn to teach art in elementary, middle and high school

Career Projections


Annual Job


Job Growth
2019 - 2029

Source: Lightcast™ . 2024

Career Opportunities

  • Art Consultant
  • Art Program Coordinator
  • Arts Programming Educator
  • K-12 Art Educator
  • Director Of Art Education