2019-2020 Graduate Academic Catalog

M.Ed. in Arts, Community, and Education 36 credits

This program provides a dynamic and interdisciplinary foundation in community arts work, including grant writing, arts administration, networking, fundraising, curriculum planning, assessment, and advocacy. In addition, the program requires students to pursue more in-depth knowledge in one of five specializations: arts in health; integrated arts; multicultural education; theater studies; and visual art. Research and field experiences that expose students to the power of community arts as an instrument for social change are integral to the program.

Program of Study

Courses may have prerequisites for registration; please check course descriptions before registering.

Required Core Courses (9 credits):

EARTS 6001Collaborative Symposium: Power of the Arts in Communities and Schools

3

EARED 6117Theory and Practice in Community Arts: Ideas Into Action

3

EARED 7106Multiple Literacies: Social and Political Investigation

3

Required Inquiry and Practice Courses (9 credits):

EARED 7100Arts Integrated Inquiry: Seminar and Thesis Project

3

EARED 7700Internship and Seminar in Community Arts

3

EARED 7102Arts-Based Research

3

Program Specializations (18 credits):

Each student will choose, in consultation with advisor, one of the specializations below for the duration of his or her program, and will take the courses associated with that specialization for a total of 18 credits.

Arts in Health Specialization

GEXTH 5045Arts and Healing

3

GEXTH 6028The Arts in Health: Cultural Context and Meaning

3

or

GCREA 6028The Arts in Health: Cultural Context and Meaning

3

GEXTH 5010Principles and Practices of Expressive Arts Therapy

3

GEXTH/GCREAExpressive Therapies/Creativity, Leadership and Social Change: Two courses chosen in consultation with advisor

6

EARED/EARTSArts Foundation and Interdisciplinary Arts Courses: One course chosen in consultation with Community Arts and Arts in Health faculty advisors

3

Integrated Arts Specialization

EARED 6100Arts Integration, Literacy, and Common Core

3

EARTS 6105Multiple Perspectives Through Music

3

EARED/EARTSArts Foundation and Interdisciplinary Arts Courses: Four courses chosen in consultation with advisor

12

Multicultural Education Specialization

EARED 6003Equity, Access, and Inclusion through Arts Based Inquiry

3

EARTS 6101Art and Culture in Community

3

EARED/EARTSArts Foundation and Interdisciplinary Arts Courses: Four courses chosen in consultation with advisor

12

Theater Studies Specialization

EARED 5009Drama and Critical Literacy

3

EARED 6091Transformational Leadership Through Drama

3

EARED/EARTSArts Foundation and Interdisciplinary Arts Courses: Four courses chosen in consultation with advisor

12

Visual Art Specialization

EARTS 6103Literacy and the Arts: Vision and Voice

3

EARTS 6006Power of the Image: Media Literacy

3

EARED/EARTSArts Foundation and Interdisciplinary Arts Courses: Four courses chosen in consultation with advisor

12