Master of Education (MEd) in Art Education

Master of Education (MEd) in Art Education

MEd in Art EducationThe MEd in Art Education at Converse College prepares the graduate student/experienced teacher through courses pertaining to all areas included in teaching art students. The focus is on curriculum development and providing appropriate instructional methods for teaching art in grades PK-12, as well as identifying and serving appropriately students in special populations (gifted, underachievers, minorities, students with disabilities). Adding to past studio art experiences, as well as the study of art history is a facet of the art education program. Comprehending and conducting research completes the educational program for professionals in art education.

The student will be able to:

  1. demonstrate competencies in art production and art history;
  2. demonstrate an advanced understanding of art education and general education theory;
  3. demonstrate competencies and mastery of teaching; and
  4. articulate verbal and written mastery of advanced understanding of artistic styles and principles including their own personal artistic style and how their art making impacts their classroom.


  • Teacher Work Sample (midway through the program, developed in a required course of the same name).
  • National Board for Professional Teaching Standard portfolio (completed near the end of the program).
  • Studio Art portfolio of Graduate Exhibition

Program Coursework

Visit the graduate catalog for current course descriptions, and view benchmark worksheets for an outline of academic requirements for this program.

Online Option

Converse’s MEd in Art Education is also offered as an online hybrid degree, combining four semesters of online coursework with two summer residencies on our Spartanburg campus. Learn about the Online MEd in Art Education.

Alternative Certification

Converse’s Alternative Certification in Art Education program is an introductory intensive with three online courses and monthly, on-campus meetings. All coursework can apply towards a Masters in Education (MEd) – Art Education, should the participant so choose at the successful conclusion of the alternative certification process.


Cynthia Caraway Hudson

Cynthia Caraway Hudson

’08, 2014 SC Art Educator of the Year

“The Converse MEd challenged me and prepared me to educate at various grade levels. My Converse degree facilitates my continued growth as an educator and artist.”

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