Advance your art education career with a master's degree program that features a non-thesis track for certified art teachers and a thesis track designed for students continuing their education into a doctoral program.
Gain new skills for inspiring young artists through advanced instruction, workshops and conferences. Flexible courses allow you to choose an area of focus, including education, art education, studio and humanities. A thesis track is available for teachers who wish to continue on to a Ph.D. program.
Learn from award-winning artists, scholars and educators with teaching and research expertise across areas.
Gain a broad view in the field of art education through an interdisciplinary and flexible curriculum.
Form close professional relationships in our vibrant student chapter and during professional development opportunities.
Join award-winning research among a diverse faculty across a variety of research areas and opportunities for scholarship.
What You’ll Study
Learn to make art using two and three-dimensional materials appropriate for use with different age groups. Write arts instruction units on relevant themes with learning outcomes that match assessment. Gain expertise in curriculum development and lesson planning, plus motivational strategies for teaching. Core courses and electives are flexible to meet your interests.
Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.
Exchanging information and ideas through speaking, writing or other means of expression
Foster learning by conveying knowledge, skills and concepts to students
Inspiring and guiding others to achieve common goals and reach their full potential
Learning about and respecting diverse cultures and beliefs
Gathering and analyzing information to increase knowledge or solve problems
Analyzing and evaluating information to make informed decisions or judgments
Using your degree
Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.
Learn how alumni use degrees with outcome data from Gamecock GradStats, a service of the University of South Carolina Career Center.
- Art Educator
- Art Museum Educator
- Community Art Teacher
- School Administrator
Job Titles of Alumni
- Art Teacher
- Drama Teacher
- Theatre Arts Teacher
- Adjunct Instructor
- Arts Education and Organizations Director
- Fine Arts Department Head
Average Alumni Salary
Five to 10 years after graduation without additional education $64,951
Employers of Alumni
- Lexington County School District One
- Greenville County Schools
- University of South Carolina
- South Carolina Arts Commission
- Saluda River Academy for the Arts
- The Atlanta Opera