Catholic University’s M.A. in Art Education offers direct experiences in visual art and design as well as the art and science of teaching. This 30-credit low-residency program prepares innovative and effective teacher-leaders who will impact future students in a variety of twenty-first-century learning environments such as PreK-12 schools, alternative community or cultural settings, museums, or private organizations.

We believe the most influential art educators are skilled artists and designers with active research agendas, exemplifying leadership. Through the study of art, design, and visual culture, our art education promotes equity and diversity in learning, the ability to cultivate creative and critical thinking skills in others, and culturally responsive literacy.

Catholic University’s Art Education program understands that learning doesn’t just take place in a classroom. From partnerships with education departments in museums and other cultural institutions, area arts programs, and active engagement with the community, M.A. students take full advantage of the culturally dynamic city of Washington D.C.

Designed for working professionals and busy educators who enjoy making and teaching art, the M.A. program format benefits students through convenient online courses and two one-week summer studio intensives at CatholicU’s main campus in Washington, D.C.

For more information, please contact Dr. Delane Ingalls Vanada




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