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Program at a Glance

Online Master’s
Community Innovation and Education
Next Start Date

August 22, 2022

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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 Requirements

In order to earn your Teacher Education MAT in Art Education, you’ll need to complete 37 credit hours of study beyond the bachelor’s degree.

Number of Core Classes

You’ll need to complete 12 credit hours of core courses. In addition to your core courses, you’ll need to take 16 credit hours of specialization electives.


This program requires 6 credit hours of a practical education internship.

Courses You’ll Take Include

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

Examine concepts, principles, and methods of integrating art processes into the education of the physically, emotionally and mentally handicapped.

Teaching Art Appreciation with Interdisciplinary Strategies

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

Skills You’ll Gain

  • 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
Explore the full course list within the program brochure.

Career Opportunities

This program will help you develop the knowledge and skills needed to excel in your field. The skills gained from this program, combined with your professional experience, will enable you to grow within your field. The online MAT in Art Education program is designed to help you develop the knowledge and skills needed to excel in these expansive fields.


Annual Job Openings


Job Growth in the Art Education field between 2020 and 2030


Median Salary for the Art Education field nationwide

Source: Emsi Burning Glass –

Job Titles

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

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Why UCF Online?

With over 25 years of experience in online teaching and learning, UCF Online offers students an innovative approach to education. Our degrees are accessible, convenient and designed with working professionals in mind so you can receive a quality education on your terms.

Online Support for Success

You’ve made the decision to continue your education and we’re here to help. From the moment you express interest in a UCF Online program, you’re assigned an enrollment coach to help you navigate everything from completing an application to understanding tuition and the financial aid resources available to you. Once you’re admitted, you’ll be transitioned to a personal success coach who will support you with maintaining school-life balance from the first day of classes through graduation. You’ve committed to furthering your education and we’re committed to guiding you along the way. Connect with a coach now.

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